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Newbury Gateway Club (Mencap) for people with a Learning Disability

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Gateway is the leisure arm of West Berkshire Mencap.  Gateway clubs help people with a learning disability take part in leisure, social and creative activities in the community, and provide opportunities for personal development.  

Gateway Club in West Berkshire meets weekly at the Mencap Centre and is a great opportunity for adults with a learning disability to take part in their own social club.

Gateway Club holds discos, musicians come in to entertain and there are often games nights and craft nights.

Above information available on the West Berkshire Mencap website.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amy Bosley
Contact Position
Gateway Leader
Telephone
01635 41464
E-mail
gateway.club@wbmencap.org
Website
West Berkshire Mencap
Parent Organisation

Where to go

Name
The Mencap Centre
Address
Enborne Gate
Enborne Road
Newbury
Berkshire
Postcode
RG14 6AT

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Wednesdays 7pm- 9pm
Time of day
Evening
Session Information
Open every week
except for August and a break for Christmas.

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
18-25
26-49
50+
Referral required
No
Referral Details

If an individual would like to join the Gateway Club, they will need to attend their first session with a carer to see if they would enjoy and benefit from the club. If they decide that they want to come regularly from what they experience at this session, they would then be given the registration forms to complete and return to the Gateway Leader. After the forms are returned they would be able to attend by themselves or if they need support they can attend with their carer.

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Description

Gateway is the leisure arm of West Berkshire Mencap.  Gateway clubs help people with a learning disability take part in leisure, social and creative activities in the community, and provide opportunities for personal development.  

Gateway Club in West Berkshire meets weekly at the Mencap Centre and is a great opportunity for adults with a learning disability to take part in their own social club.

Gateway Club holds discos, musicians come in to entertain and there are often games nights and craft nights.

 

Contact Name
Amy Bosley
Contact Telephone
01635 41464
Contact Email
info@wbmencap.org
SEN Provision Type
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
19 plus
Needs Level
High
Medium
Low

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)

Fully accessible, disabled toilet with changing bed and Oxford Hoist. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss any issues or concerns you might have regarding accessibility.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)

Anyone over the age of 18

How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)

Self referral Care Manager referral Application form on request

What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services? (include timescales for responding to referrals and accessing services)

Applications and enquiries are acknowledged as soon as they are received. Individuals will be invited at their convenience to visit Gateway and see if they would like a free taster session.

Who provides / funds your service?
Voluntary/Charitable
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs

YES - £2.50 per session. Personal Budgets or self funded.

Inspection outcomes/quality awards

Gateway is one of only 9 Beacon Gateway Clubs approved by Royal Mencap as exemplars to other Gateways around the country

Feedback and complaints procedure

The service conducts an annual customer satisfaction survey which provides an opportunity to provide feedback and comments on the service. However, we are keen to ensure that any issues are addressed by ourselves at the earliest opportunity and complaints and compliments should be addressed in the first instance to the manager of the service verbally or by phone / email as follows: Name Telephone Email Should the complaint relate to the manager of the service (or dissatisfaction with the way an existing complaint has been handled) then complaints should be addressed to the Acting CEO as follows: Tony Ferguson / Jane Hall - 01635 41464 - tony.ferguson@wbmencap.org / jane.hall@wbmencap.org - West Berkshire Mencap The Mencap Centre Enborne Gate Enborne Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6AT

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

All activities are risk assessed and all staff are fully trained in a variety of subjects on a regular basis. West Berkshire Mencap complies with all Health and Safety requirements and all associated legislation. West Berkshire Mencap fully supports best practice and provides yearly training refreshers to staff; instead of the 3 yearly recommendation for training

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