Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Mencap - Northampton Branch


Type of service:
Groups, Clubs And Activities
The Boughton Centre, Ransome Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN4 8AA
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Service description:
The Northampton branch of Mencap provides support and activities for young people and adults with learning disabilities. It has a purpose-built centre in Far Cotton, which is all on ground level and is fully-accessible for wheelchair users. It is situated in the beautiful grounds of Delapre Abbey.

Monday Club (For Ages 18+)
Held every Monday (7pm-9pm)
Activities include a pool tournament in the games room, and cricket, curling, or go-karting in the main hall. Jigsaws, colouring, books, and crafts are available in the refectory. Cricket or bowls are played on the green in the summer. At 8pm, tea and biscuits are provided, and the tuck shop opens. The volunteers draw their raffle on Mondays, and proceeds are used for activities and parties. After the break they play games such as hangman and bingo.

Wednesday Club (For Ages 18+)
Held every Wednesday (7pm-9pm)
Wednesdays tend to be livelier than Mondays. Visitors can either play basketball, hockey, badminton, or pool. For those that want a quieter evening, volunteers do provide crafts throughout the evening, and people can catch up with their friends whilst listening to music.

Friday Club (For Ages 18+)
Held fortnightly (7pm-9pm)
This is a smaller group who enjoy activities such as going to the local pub in Far Cotton (the Golden Horse), Ten-pin bowling, arts and crafts, music and cookery, as well as bingo and quizzes. It provides an opportunity for visitors to meet with each other and socialize. There is always laughter and singing on the bus journey home!

Youth Club (For Ages 11+)
Held every Tuesday (6pm-8pm)
A small friendly club for young people aged 11+. Each week, the volunteers organise a sport or game in the hall and an activity in the dining room. There is also a general games room where members can relax with friends.

Whilst affiliated to national charity, Northampton Mencap are an independent charity and are responsible for raising their own funds.

If you are interested in attending one of the clubs, or would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Muriel on 01604 874710 or via email on
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Age range:
11 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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