Supported internships

Mencap's supported internships help young people with a learning disability, aged between 16 and 24 years old, to make the important step from education into employment: helping them get ahead as they move into adulthood.

Who is it for?

You need to:

  • be aged 16 to 24,
  • have an Education, Health and Care plan
  • want to find a job.

If you are a young person aged 16 to 24 and you have an Education, Health and Care plan, and you would like to learn the skills you need to get a job then Interns and Outcomes might be for you.

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What we do

We will:

  • help you to understand what having a job means
  • teach you the skills needed to have a job
  • find the right work experience placement for you
  • provide a job coach to work alongside you during your work experience placement
  • support you to achieve English and maths qualifications (if needed)
  • help you to secure you a job at the end of the programme.

Why is the scheme important?

We believe that everyone with a learning disability has the right to work. We also believe that most people with a learning disability can work if they have the right support and the right opportunities.

We have been supporting people with a learning disability into work for more than 40 years and we have an exciting new programme that we think will help us to help more people. Over the next 3 years we hope to expand this programme to as many areas as possible.

Where we deliver and how to contact us

Areas and contact details where we deliver supported internships in partnership with local authorities:

Islington

Royal Mencap Society
Centre of Engagement
123 Golden Lane
London EC1Y 0RT

Contact:

Carly Knowler (Programe Coordinator)
Tel: 07078 13369742
Email: carly.knowler@mencap.org.uk

Chrystele Busafu-Kioni (Tutor)
Tel: 07814 787150
Email: chrystele.busafu-kioni@mencap.org.uk

Ruth Collins (Programme Lead for London)
Tel: 07903 643509
Email: ruth.collings@mencap.org.uk 

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Islington.

Barnet (in partnership with Barnet Mencap)

Barnet Mencap
35 Hendon Lane
London N3 1RT

Contact:

Megan Clark (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07976 324751
Email: megan.clark@mencap.org.uk

Ruth Collins (Programme Lead for London)
Tel: 07903 643509
Email: ruth.collings@mencap.org.uk 

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Barnet (in partnership with Barnet Mencap)

Kingston

Kingston United Reformed Church
Eden Street
Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1HX

Contact:

Sam Paccia Folkins (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07977 065275
Email: sam.pacciafolkins@mencap.org.uk

Syreeta Walker (Tutor)
Tel: 07812 773849
Email: syreeta.walker@mencap.org.uk

Ruth Collins (Programme Lead for London)
Tel: 07903 643509
Email: ruth.collings@mencap.org.uk 

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Kingston

Northamptonshire

Suite 2
Charles House
61-69 Derngate
Northampton NN1 1UE

Contact:

Emma Goodman (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07970 432516
Email: emma.goodman@mencap.org.uk

Ruth Collins (Programme Lead for London)
Tel: 07903 643509
Email: ruth.collings@mencap.org.uk 

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Northamptonshire

Waltham Forest

Unit 9/10/11
80-86 St Mary Road
London E17 9RE

Contact:

Jade Frater (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07970 223994
Email: jade.frater@mencap.org.uk

Stevie Barrowe (Tutor)
Tel: 07977 234233
Email: stevie.barrowe@mencap.org.uk

Ruth Collins (Programme Lead for London)
Tel: 07903 643509
Email: ruth.collings@mencap.org.uk 

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Waltham Forest

Birmingham (in partnership with Midland Mencap)

Midland Mencap
Pinewood
Bell Heath Way
Woodgate Business Park
Birmingham B32 3BZ

Contact:

Sarah Fletcher (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07970 102610
Email: sarah.fletcher@mencap.org.uk

Brianne Hill (Tutor)
Tel: 07971 847345
Email: brianne.hill@mencap.org.uk

Jacqui Davies (Programme Lead for North)
Tel: 07944 723773
Email jacqui.davies@mencap.org.uk

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Birmingham (in partnership with Midland Mencap)

Bradford

Kala Sangam Arts Centre
St Peters House
1 Forster Court
Bradford BD1 4TY

Contact:

Roxanne Coleman (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07078 12494635
Email: roxanne.coleman@mencap.org.uk

Damian Shalks (Tutor)
Tel: 07816 370646
Email: damian.shalks@mencap.org.uk

Jacqui Davies (Programme Lead for North)
Tel: 07944 723773
Email jacqui.davies@mencap.org.uk

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Bradford

Lichfield

The Guildhall
Bore Street
LIchfield WS13 6LU

Contact:

Tracey Taylor (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07816 089163
Email: traceyj.taylor@mencap.org.uk

Abi Anderson (Tutor)
Tel: 07813 369859
Email: abi.anderson@mencap.org.uk

Jacqui Davies (Programme Lead for North)
Tel: 07944 723773
Email jacqui.davies@mencap.org.uk

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Lichfield

Stoke-On-Trent

Hope Community Church
77 Upper Huntbach Street
Hanley
Stoke-On-Trent ST1 2BX

Contact:

Tracy Taylor (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07816 089163
Email: traceyj.taylor@mencap.org.uk

Abi Anderson (Tutor)
Tel: 07813 369859
Email: abi.anderson@mencap.org.uk

Jacqui Davies (Programme Lead for North)
Tel: 07944 723773
Email jacqui.davies@mencap.org.uk

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Stoke-On-Trent

Telford

Meeting Point House
Southwater Square
Telford TF3 4HS

Contact:

Sophie Colley (Programme Coordinator)
Tel: 07960 491413
Email: sophie.colley@mencap.org.uk

Holly Butterfield (Tutor)
Tel: 07929 057407
Email: holly.butterfield@mencap.org.uk

Jacqui Davies (Programme Lead for North)
Tel: 07944 723773
Email jacqui.davies@mencap.org.uk

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Telford

Worcester

County House
St Mary Street
Worcester WR1 1HB

Contact:

Diane Hughes (Programme Coordinator)
Tel:07941 377734
Email: diane.hughes@mencap.org.uk

Charlotte Maunde Ruff (Tutor)
Tel: 07989 216366
Email: charlotte.maunde-ruff@mencap.org.uk

Jacqui Davies (Programme Lead for North)
Tel: 07944 723773
Email jacqui.davies@mencap.org.uk

Download a leaflet showing the detailed contact details for Worcester

 

Teams at each location aim to respond to all queries within 48 hours*.
If you do not receive a response within that timeframe please email employment.support@mencap.org.uk and we will ensure you are contacted. 

If you would like to know more about our supported internship offer please get in touch.

We also have a nation, general Mencap learning disability helpline: 0808 808 1111 which aims to provide advice and support on all matters related to learning disabilities.

If you would like to compliment Mencap on our work, or send us feedback about something you are unhappy with, please complete our compliments and complaints form.

*After contacting any of our internship locations you may also be contacted by the local council to check on the progress of the programme.

Interns and Outcomes

Find out more about Mencap's supported internship programme by downloading the PDF brochure.

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