Adult Day Activity Service

ME (Mencap Enables) is an exciting day activity service which is led by the people who use it who decide how their service is run and what activities they do. 

The aim of the service is to build on the individual members' strengths and encourage them to support one another.

Activities members have taken part in include yoga, rugby, climbing, zumba, tennis, cooking, drama and crafts, as well as getting out and about in the community, or just enjoying a trip to the park or a local garden centre.

The service runs at 21 Alexandra Road on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 4pm. The Tuesday group is particularly aimed at 18 to 30-year-olds.

For more information and to ask about fees, telephone the office on 0118 9662518 during office hours (9.30am to 1.30pm) Monday to Friday.

You can find out more about the ME service by downloading a copy of our leaflet.

 

What difference does Reading Mencap make to the people who use its services?

“It’s good here,” says 63-year-old Linda. 

Linda, who has Down's syndrome and is partially sighted, has been attending our ME Day Activity Service for four years, where she has enjoyed a variety of sports including canoeing, tennis, Zumba, tai chi and yoga. She also likes the independence skills, loading and unloading the dishwasher and carrying out the daily health and safety checks. Linda with Lee Duff and Leslie Macdonald

Linda said: “It’s good here. We do different things like sewing and cooking. We talk about our time here and plan our own activities. We are always on the look out for new things.”

Joining Reading Mencap also means Linda is now more independent and enjoys an active social life with lots of friends. She attends the monthly disco and karaoke and is a keen member of the choir and performing arts club.

While Linda attends activities at Reading Mencap her elderly mother appreciates time to herself in the evenings.

And, as an added bonus, her brother-in-law, Lee, is a fantastic fundraiser for Reading Mencap and has raised thousands through sponsored cycling challenges.

Linda (centre) and Lee are pictured receiving a fundraising certificate from Leslie Macdonald, Chair of Trustees (left).

 

ME DAY ACTIVITY SERVICE HOST BIG TEA PARTY

Thanks to staff at M&S at Woodley for their support

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CELEBRATIONS BEGIN TO MARK ROYAL WEDDING

Members of our ME Day Activity Service are baking and creating

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EASTER BUNNY VISITS READING MENCAP

Thanks to Thames Vale Vultures and the Rotary Club of Loddon Vale

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MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK AS ME GET COOKING

Members of our day service enjoy a healthy lunch

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PROJECT RUGBY COMES TO READING MENCAP

London Irish coach members of ME Day Activity Service to play tag rugby

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ME LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Big thank you to Hollywood Bowl for bringing their indoor bowling alley to our club room

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