Support: help when needed

Find out about Mencap's support services


Support services to help people with a learning disability live life the way they choose, both at home and in the community.

Watch a video about Mencap's Support service.

Family support

Mencap's family support service provides flexible support to adults and children with a learning disability and their families and carers, when it is needed.

Personal support

Day-to-day assistance enabling individuals to lead the lives they choose.

Residential care

Support for people in small shared accommodation; often a stepping stone to more independent supported living.

Short breaks services

Temporary care for people who are normally supported by family or carers, allowing them to take a break.

Specialist services

Expert, personalised support to people with a range of complex needs and disabilities.

Supported living

Support enabling people to live in their own home instead of in residential care or with family.

Derek's story

With help from Mencap's personal support and housing service Derek was able to purchase his own internet enabled computer.

Mark's story

Mark wanted to do a sky-dive for charity and staff supported him to find out how to go about it.