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Southampton Mencap

Our purpose:

"We believe that everyone with a learning disability, young and old, whatever their age, nature and severity of their disability, should be empowered through appropriate support to exercise their right to choice, opportunity and respect. We also believe that support for their families is vital to achieving our vision."

We provide Short Breaks services for under-18s and Day Services and Social Clubs for over-18s. Full details can be found on our website. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alexandra Iles
Contact Position
Chief Executive Officer
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Charity number
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Where to go

Southampton Mencap
Portswood Road
SO17 2NF
Children's Centre Areas
Portswood Bevois

The Mencap Centre is located down the lane between October Books and the Post Office, opposite the Victory Centre, where we have ample car-parking facilities.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
The Office is open 8.30 - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday
8.30 - 4.00pm on Friday

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

We accept self-referrals and/or referrals through professionals via the Expression Of Interest form found on our website. 

Any Other Notes

We are a small, local charity with big ambitions. We specialise in support, with objectives that focus on the needs of children, young people and adults with a learning disability. We also focus on their family carers living in the City of Southampton.

We are affiliated to National Mencap but are completely independent both financially and in our governance.

As a small to medium sized organisation we pride ourselves on having a big impact locally and believe in remaining small, local and strong.

Our dedicated staff, include volunteers and an experienced board of Trustees. These individuals help us to provide opportunities that enhance the lives of our service users and their family carers.

They provide information, advice and support services, a programme of social and leisure services and a programme of day service activities for adults with a learning disability.  

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