The vision was to set up a ‘day centre without walls’ – a place where local people with learning disabilities could be as much a part of the community as anyone else.

Fast forward a decade and Mencap Pathway, run by Heart of England Mencap, has achieved just that, celebrating its 10th birthday with a party at Stratford Town Hall on Saturday July 23rd - and reflecting on the countless opportunities it has enabled.

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All abilities came together to celebrate as the Queen’s Baton Relay made its way through Stratford, with an accessible cycling session pedalling to success.

Heart of England Mencap was honoured to be part of the action as the batonbearers made their way to the Recreation Ground’s ‘learn to ride’ cycle track on Friday, July 22nd.

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Huge congratulations to the winners of our first 'Give a Heart' awards!

Maria and Shivorne were nominated for staff recognition by their colleagues, for their commitment to our values and for going above and beyond for the people we support. We were told so many wonderful things about each of them, here's a flavour...

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We're looking for new Trustees to further strengthen our Board - if you are looking for an opportunity to really make an impact, we would love to hear from you!

We welcome ALL skills - whether that's charity, corporate or real life.

You don't need to arrive with experience - what's really important is your passion to support us and make a difference.

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