Specialist services

Find out about Mencap's specialist support services


Everyone is an individual with different needs, goals and aspirations. Our specialist services offer expert, personalised support to people with a range of complex needs and disabilities.

Who are specialist services for?

We can support people with a range of complex needs and conditions, including profound and multiple learning disabilities, dementia, physical disabilities, mental health needs, autism or behaviours that may challenge.

How can we support you?

We offer a range of support based on people's individual needs and aspirations. This can include support with:

  • personal care
  • taking medication
  • household tasks
  • maintaining a tenancy
  • money management
  • building links with friends, family and the community
  • social and leisure activities
  • making healthy lifestyle choices
When are specialist services available?

Support is tailored to individual needs and can be during the day, in the evening, over night and/or at weekends.

Where are specialist services available?

We can provide support in the family home or in the community. We offer these services across England and Wales. Visit our search page to see if this service is available in your area.

How can you access specialist services?

You can access specialist services using your personal budget or other form of direct payment, by paying with private funds, or with funding directly from your local authority.

Contact us

Get in touch with Mencap Direct to find out more, freephone 0808 808 1111, email help@mencap.org.uk or use our contact form.


Mencap and the PMLD Network have produced a series of how-to guides and films to help local areas meet the needs of people with PMLD. The resources were produced in response to the Raising our Sights report.