"Building of confidence"

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Wear Mencap is a partnership organisation that works with young people who have learning disabilities in County Durham.

The beginnings of the group were by parents of children and young people who have learning disabilities, who felt there was a need for young people with learning disabilities to be supported in a welcoming community.

Things moved very quickly and in 2012, Wear Mencap was established and it is a key part of the parent group Gateway, and therefore works alongside Sunderland Gateway which works with Young People who have learning disabilities in Sunderland.

Wear Mencap provides activities, services, projects and campaigns that support and encourage young people. Our members have opportunities to try new things, gain qualifications, socialise, and earn money by working with us. We also provide support groups for parents and respite opportunities.

On this website are various links to the different things that the group provides. please feel free to have a look at the site and see if you would lie to get involved in the exciting things that are happening in our group.


"Hi guys I'm Rhiannon and I am an administrator at Wear Mencap, I work alongside a team of young people with disabilities. I have Aspergers Syndrome which is a form of Autism. I work at Wear Mencap to help young people achieve through a barrier to learning, I really want to support young people achieve there dreams in the world "

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