How We Do It
Sheffield Mencap is a Registered Charity (1056155) and is the leading provider of training and support services for people with learning disabilities in the city and works in partnership with many organisations within Sheffield and beyond.
Adults with learning disabilities are assessed from their own individual budget and with this funding they can choose to attend activities at Sheffield Mencap.
Sheffield Mencap works with all who want to improve the quality of life for people with a learning disability. It works in partnership and co-operates with all statutory and voluntary agencies that share its aims.
Sheffield Mencap is a local charity and although we are in partnership with Royal Mencap, the national charity, we receive no funding from them. We operate as an independent local charity and we are responsible for all of our own funding. We try to keep subscriptions and fees to a minimal level, so that no-one is excluded from our activities due to financial hardship. The charity needs a variety of funding streams and submits as many tenders as capacity allows whilst staying true to our mission statement.
To maintain and improve the service we offer, we increasingly have to look for charitable funding to supplement the funding we receive via contracts with statutory bodies. Voluntary income accounts for approximately 20% of our total annual income. Our Annual Accounts show that we do not hold large reserves, but instead invest our income in providing grassroots services.
Our latest audited accounts are easily accessible via the Charity Commission website.