Parents and Carers

Caring for someone with a learning disability brings many challenges. At Watford Mencap we aim to help parents and carers to meet these challenges through a range of services. We can give you advice and support with problems you are experiencing, or offer practical help with caring and respite. Anyone can use our services if they or the person they care for live in Watford, Three Rivers or Hertsmere. Referrals can be made by anyone and can be made to our head office or to a particular service.

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. Our services promote independence and choice for people, while balancing risk.

We are affiliated to National Mencap but are an independent charity and are not financed by them. Each year we aim to raise £350,000 to both maintain and develop our services.

If you would like to talk to someone about this please contact us on 01923 713 620 or email advice@watfordmencap.org.uk