Orwell Mencap first opened in 1993 as Orwell Patterns for Living, providing work-based training through the manufacture of garden furniture, which evolved into our Genesis Garden Furniture workshop. We moved to our current site in 1999 and have continued to adapt the site to meet customers’ needs, opening the Green Bike Project in 2009 and expanding to make site developments including our wheelchair friendly, sensory American diner that opened in 2018.
We believe provisions for adults with learning disabilities is not adequate, so we are doing something about it. For us, the best care is about giving people support that touches their lives and helps them when they need it most, without taking away their independence. We offer opportunities for days out and organise activities on a 1 to 1 or group basis, helping you develop your life skills and social skills.
We provide our own transport to give you peace of mind and our fully trained staff are passionate about always giving the kind of care they would want to receive, always providing a high level of dignified personal care.
How you are supported is always your choice, and we make a promise to respect that. We will always listen and give you as much or as little support as you want or need from us – it’s up to you.
By listening to our customers, we have become one of the most recommended providers of services to people with disabilities in the region. We also make sure wherever possible that we team up with other charities and organisations to create services through strong partnerships.
We are affiliated to the national Mencap society and actively share and support their vision, mission and core values.