Southampton Mencap’s Day Service Programme for people with a learning disability was launched in September 2012.
In September 2012: the Own2Feet group was established, an internally certificated course which proved extremely successful. This service has provided a gateway to interesting learning and greater independence, offering an alternative to traditional day services to 12 young people aged 18-30.
In March 2013: we added Home Kitchen, Healthy Living to our day service programme. This runs on a Friday from 9.30am-4.30pm and we now have an enterprising group of chefs in the making!
In September 2015: we launched Handy Crafts, running on a Monday from 9.30am-4.30pm with a strong focus on developing practical handywork and crafting skills.
We also set up the Longdown Activity Farm programme. This runs on a Tuesday from 9.30am-4.30pm and gives animal lovers and budding farmers the chance to work and contribute to the running of a real farm.
With the advent of personal budgets, we feel that there is an opportunity to launch a new era of choice and quality in this field. We have listened and consulted – and have taken action!
What Our Users Say
We think our Day Services are fantastic – but don’t just take our word for it! One of our Day Service users recently left some brilliant feedback on the ups and downs of attending Own2Feet.
How to Apply
If you are interested in finding out more about any of our Day Services then please contact us, or alternatively complete and send back the Expression of Interest form.