Creating opportunities for life

Hastings & Bexhill Mencap’s mission is to improve the lives and opportunities of local people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Active Arts

Performing and visual arts course for adults with learning disabilities

Open Door

Day time activities for adults with a learning disability


Our large sunny residential house based in the Blacklands area of Hastings

Latest news

Active Arts prepare to DAZZLE you!

An exciting new exhibition has been curated by Active Arts students…

Open Door takes part in local exhibition.

This week sees the launch of a brand new exhibition at Hastings…

AGM 2023

Plans for this years AGM are in full swing. Please come along…

BFBF – Building Frimleys Bigger Future – It’s Started!

After years of planning, fundraising and hours and hours of planning, the time has come to start Building Frimley’s Bigger Future.  Open Door, Active Arts and the Office Team have relocated temporarily while the building works start. Until further notice, Open Door will be located at the Greek Orthodox Church, St Leonard’s. Active Arts will continue to use their community spaces and the main office team are now working from the Robsack Centre, St Leonard’s. Keep up to date on all the new and exciting stages of the new build on our Facebook page here.

Upcoming events

Click here to find out what’s happening soon.

“I’ve learnt to paint and to mix colours, we get to do lots of different things. The staff are really helpful.”

“The Dance class make dances for the Active Arts show and we also made a dance for a project on the Pier – it was part of a film too.”

“It makes me very happy to come here. My work goes on show at exhibitions so people can see it, which also makes me happy. We get to make and try lots of different things.”

“I’ve learnt to act, I like taking part in the show and the classes are good fun.”

“I’ve learnt to act and dance, I like planning the shows and helping to decide what sketches we do.”

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