Services from Croydon Mencap

Carers’ social catch-up event
Come for coffee and cake at Portland House at Thornton Heath Pond on Thursday 21 April to say hello to Sue, Carers’ Support Worker and Lloyd, Welfare Rights Worker and to meet other carers who may be in a similar position to you. For more details, email or call 020 8684 5890.

Meet the Mayor Candidates
Croydon will soon be voting for a Mayor and Croydon Mencap is keen to ensure that the candidates know what is important to people with a learning disability and their carers. To express an interest in the event (date and time to be confirmed) email or call 020 8684 5890.
Healthy Lives
The Healthy Lives group for adults with a learning disability and their carers meets several times a month to explore parks and other fun places in and around Croydon with our social and walking groups. To join email or call 07754 979 340.
Chill and Chat
Chill and Chat is a peer support group, meeting term-time only, for parent carers and their children with additional needs under 5 in a relaxed, fun, supportive and non-judgemental setting. There is also a WhatsApp group sharing information, advice and support as well as Zoom sessions and phone calls for those who are unable to come in person. Contact to find out more or arrange to pop in.
Early Positive Approaches to Support Training
These are courses designed for parent carers of children with a learning or developmental disability under 5 (you do not need a diagnosis). Sessions support wellbeing for family caregivers, positive development for children and access to other services. Courses are currently available free of charge and are available online or in-person. To find out more, email or