Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

Mencap Liverpool

Covid-19 updates

While our Liverpool and Crosby offices are currently closed, we are still accepting referrals, and we are engaging with members by phone and online. Download a referral form from and return it to

Service offering information, advice and support to people with a learning disability and their family members.

Most of the people we support have a mild to moderate learning disability and often have an autistic spectrum disorder including people with Asperger’s syndrome.

How We Help


Our Outreach Co-ordinator will come and visit you when you get in touch with us to find out how we can work with you in the best way.

We can work with you for 6 – 12 weeks around different issues that might affect your life. For example you may not feel comfortable or confident getting out and about in your local community.

Or perhaps you feel a bit isolated and would like to find new things to do. You may even be a parent or carer of someone with a learning disability and feel you need some support yourself.


We can put our members in touch with potential friends with shared interests. Befriending is all about meeting someone new. We can match you with a volunteer befriender – someone you can meet up with and do different with things with.

Your befriender will like doing the same things as you. Mencap Liverpool will support you and your befriender to make friends.


We connect people who have spent a lifetime in social isolation giving them a network of support and new friendships.

Current Socials (suspended until further notice):

Weekly Wednesday Socials

These run every Wednesday, from 11am – 12.30pm. Sometimes we stay in the office and do arts and crafts. Sometimes we go out and about, to local cafes and museums.

Weekly Thursday Lunch Time Drop In

Come along with your lunch and join staff and members each Thursday 12 – 2pm.

Gentleman’s Club

Every other Tuesday 3pm – 5pm. We play pool once-a-month at Riley’s, and also do things like going to the pub, or going bowling.

Women’s Group

Every other Tuesday 2pm – 4pm. Our women-only group who meet every other week. We do lots of different things in Liverpool, and also have important sessions on things that affect our lives.

Running club

Each Monday 3.30pm – 4.30pm we meet at our office and go out for a run with our trained run leaders. The group is open to all abilities and is a great way to improve your fitness.

Men’s Friday Football

Each Friday 4.00pm – 5.00pm the guys head off to Greenbank Sports Academy to play football.

Inclusive Boxing

  • At The Belvedere Community Centre, L8 4PX.
  • Friday 10am-11am. £2 per session. Your first session is free. Everybody is welcome
How can I access this service?
Call in, telephone or email. Referral needed for befriending and outreach services. Forms available on the website or by speaking to a member of the team
When is this service open?
Office hours Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm
How much will it cost me?
Charge depends on the activity or service. Befriending and outreach are free
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What groups of people is this for?
Carers People with a learning disability
What age groups is this for?
16-17 18+
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


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Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool