Cicely Northcote Trust

Lambeth Mencap

“Me Too”

Mencap Outing

The ‘Me Too’ project provides support for Older Carers of people with learning disabilities. The Cicely Northcote Trust provided funding in 2011 and 2012.

The money was used to run two groups every month for a group of Older Family Carers. The aim was to improve the quality of life for members of the group, many of whom are very isolated and have experienced poor health due to their life-long caring roles.

In 2011, the project applied for extra funding to enable Lambeth Mencap to provide a supported holiday for members of the group, due to requests from the older carers themselves.

The group provides a very important opportunity for people to mix with other carers who can empathise together and share problems. It has fostered an atmosphere of trust and warmth, and this is tangible to anyone who visits.

Lambeth Mencap received a 100% cut in funding for the Friends Leisure Service in 2010. This project, which has overseen the ‘Me Too’ project, is still going and is doing everything it can to maintain this group, and to keep trying to improve the quality of life for people who have done a lifetime of caring, and deserve just a little bit back for themselves.

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Mencap Outing
Above: Our administration officer, Alice, joins carers on their respite day out with a trip to the Harvester Restaurant.