Taunton & District Mencap Society

Attic Designs Ltd co-directors Chris and Denise Poole work closely with Taunton & District Mencap Society.

Chris is the charities volunteer treasurer and full-time committee member. Also, Chris has ran the London marathon as a fund-raising event. More recently Chris and Denise took part in a year-long “run streak ” run everyday event.

Taunton & District Mencap Society

Taunton Mencap is a registered charity (Reg. no. 205244) and affiliated to National MENCAP. We are a voluntary organisation and do not receive any direct financial support from National Mencap, but we are extremely grateful for the funding we receive from national funding bodies, grants, donations, local charities and from the good people of Taunton and its surrounding villages who always dig deep to support our fundraising events.

We encourage those with learning disabilities to become involved with organised activities and offer help and support to individuals, their families and carers.

Taunton Mencap accepts membership applications from all individuals with learning disabilities within the Taunton Deane area as well as from families and groups/homes. Membership is consistently increasing, particularly among those with learning disabilities living independently within the community. New members will be made very welcome and encouraged to feel part of this friendly and active society.

Taunton Mencap was established in 1956 and became a Registered Charity in 1962. The organisation is run by an Executive Committee consisting of volunteers who all have direct experience, either personally or professionally of learning disabilities. We also have learning disabled committee members.