We work with various organisations who support us through funding opportunities for our employment services. Find out more.

Mencap works with many organisations who support our work to provide better employment prospects for people with a learning disability.

Below are details about some of the organisations we work with and how they’re support has helped us to improve independence for people with a learning disability.

The National Lottery Community Fund and European Union Social Fund

Visit: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/

Visit: www.ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp


Visit: www.ixionholdings.com

Connecting Choices

The Connecting Choices project, starting in July 2017, aims to provide holistic support for unemployed and economically inactive people aged 19 and over who are most at risk of social exclusion to help them progress into training, education, volunteering and work.



Visit: www.ixionholdings.lpages.co/connecting-choices-essex-bbo 

Contact: Carly.Waterhouse@mencap.org.uk or 07572 142119.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Visit: www.ixionholdings.lpages.co/connecting-choices-stoke-staffs-bbo 

Contact: Sophie.Colley@mencap.org.uk or Jacqui.Davies@mencap.org.uk.







Luton Council ( Support into Employment across SEMLEP)

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The “Support into Employment” partnership is a Building Better Opportunities project funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through  The National Lottery Community Fund  across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership ( SEMLEP)..  The purpose of this Partnership is to support unemployed or economically inactive participants to overcome barriers to move into, or closer to, paid employment.

Contact : dee.napier@mencap.org.uk and jack.nash@mencap.org.uk

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The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK. We are delighted to have received a grant from The Garfield Weston Foundation towards Mencap’s Round the World Challenge. The Challenge is helping people with a learning disability become healthier, gain confidence, develop friendships, learn new skills and crucially, get closer to paid employment.  


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