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

AGM 2022

ANNUAL AGM! Our AGM will be held this year on Friday November…

Big Christmas Fundraiser is Back!

Raising funds for Open Door and the Big Build! Join us for…

Cinema Club is Back!

We're kicking off our Cinema Club season with with the brand…

Covid-19 Update – May 2022.

With further easing of restrictions, we are now offering more sessions and a new timetable. Social distancing is no longer required and we are no  longer taking temperature checks at the door. Staff continue to test twice-weekly as per recommended government guidelines and will continue to wear masks. We are working closely with members to determine who is still considered at risk and working sessions around their needs. Guidelines for staff who are close contacts have changed, but we continue to work with our families and carers to ensure everyone feels as safe as possible in our care.

Upcoming events

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“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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