Adult Day Activity Service

Our ME Day Activity Service is not currently running due to Covid-19.

We will let everyone who attends know when this changes.

In the meantime, please call 0118 966 2518 if you have any queries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ME (Mencap Enables) is an exciting day activity service which is led by the people who use it.

They decide how their service is run and what activities they do. 

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

Recent activities 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 garden centre.

The service runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm at two centres:

21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE,

and

St Paul's Church Hall, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 8PN.

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 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).

 

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We're delighted to have received an £9,153 grant for our ME Day Activity Services

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Games and crafts in the beautiful Ridgeline Trust garden

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Our St Paul's ME Day Activity Service enjoy an outing

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Good helping of team work adds to the mix

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Huge thanks to ecx.io UK for its support

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Using peg looms and weaving sticks proves relaxing pastime

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

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Members of our ME Day Activity Service are baking and creating

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