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

Makaton Training Success!

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Easter Coffee Morning

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Important Information regarding Coronavirus Covid-19.

Hastings and Bexhill Mencap and all associated departments including Open Door, Active Arts and Social Clubs are closed with immediate effect. This difficult decision has been made to keep all of our members, families, carers and staff safe and follows government guidelines regarding people with learning disabilities and underlying health conditions. For the most up to date information and guidance, please visit Public Health England. We appreciate that this is a difficult time for us all, but our organisation remains contactable and we will try to support you however we can.

Upcoming events

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

SteveArt & Design

“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.”

IanArt & Design

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

StevenComedy & Drama

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

JuliaComedy & Drama
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