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

This year's AGM

This years AGM will be held on Friday 6th November, 11am at…

Makaton Training Success!

Congratulations to our first group of staff who have passed…

Building News

It's been a long time since we've had any significant news regarding…

Covid-19 Update

Thank you for bearing with us at this difficult time. We are making small steps to re-open our day services. Some services are operational and we are looking to expand our services as time goes on and as government restrictions allow. We are opening day services to a limited few initially and will expand gradually to ensure that everyone stays safe and gets the very most from their sessions. Social distancing is being maintained throughout the building and also, staff will be wearing masks and cleaning in between sessions. The range of activities may not be as broad, but we are working hard to make sure we can provide as much as possible in a covid-secure way. Thank you for your support and patience –The Team at Hastings and Bexhill Mencap Society

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

“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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