About us

Watford Mencap is a local independent charity for people with learning disabilities and their parents and carers living in South West Hertfordshire. We are affiliated to Mencap but are self funding and have to raise all our own funds. Despite this we are one of the largest local Mencap societies in the UK, with a long-established history of providing high quality services to people with learning disabilities and their families in Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere. We are a registered charity with an annual turnover of £2.2 million. We currently employ 120 staff, have over 140 volunteers and provide support to over 500 local people with learning disabilities and their families.

At Watford Mencap we believe that people with learning disabilities have the right to enjoy equal opportunities and be valued as members of society, enabling them to lead the kind of life they want for themselves. Over the last 5 years we have developed a range of creative and innovative new services for people with learning disabilities and their families. We have also changed the things we do to offer more personalised support to local people, ensuring all services are client focused and promote independence and choice for people, while balancing risk. The organisation is always open to new ideas and strives to seek out best practice, with the aim of achieving high standards in everything we do.

If you would like to talk to someone about this please call us on 01923 713620 or email admin@watfordmencap.org.uk