What is community support?
Mencap’s personal support service provides the day-to-day assistance that people need to live their lives the way they choose.
Who is community support for?
Support is available to people with a learning disability in the community, with family or in their own home. We support people who have needs in addition to their learning disability e.g. autistic spectrum disorders, mental health issues, behaviour which challenges services, physical disabilities, health conditions e.g. epilepsy, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, sensory impairments, and dementia.
How can we support you?
Mencap offers a range of support based on individual needs and aspirations. This can include support with:
- household tasks
- personal care
- taking medication
- building links with friends, family and the community
- social and leisure activities
- making healthy lifestyle choices
- accessing college courses, volunteering placements and work
- travel training
When is support available?
Our flexible support is available from just a couple of hours a week to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How can you access community support?
You can access support using your personal budget or other form of direct payment, by paying with private funds, or with funding directly from your local authority including Individual Service Funds.