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Gateshead Mencap Society
An independant local registered charity run entirely by volunteers.
We are here to improve the lives and opportunities of children
and adults with a learning disability.
Join our club

Do you Know anyone with learning difficulties who would like to join our Wednesday club?
  • We can usually provide transport for members living at home.
  • Our premisses are fully accessible.
  • We are on local bus routes.

    Find out how to join our club

    Take a look at our

    to see what we get up to

Fancy a laugh

Check out our Fun Pages for kids from six to ninety-six.

Could YOU drive this minibus?

If you are over 25 with a clean driving license you could.

Join our team of volunteers and make it happen. Telephone: 0191 4400131 or email: secretary@gatesheadmencap.org or go to our support page for more information.

Find out what our volunteers say.

Would you like to -

  • know more about learning difficulties?
  • find support for carers?

    There are links to many useful websites on our Contacts page.
Mencap enewsletter

You can show your support by signing up for the monthly enewsletter with the latest National Mencap and learning disability news.

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Introducing FamilyHub, the online community for parents and family carers

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