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About Orwell Mencap

We are a local charity started by parents of people with disabilities.

As a not-for-profit, user-led organisation we believe in providing people with services of the highest quality. We try our best to keep the costs as low as possible to give our clients the maximum scope of support possible and as a Charity any surplus income is reinvested into our services.

Our Genesis services, based at our extensive site at Wright Road Ipswich, include daytime support services, support in the home and community, social enterprises, Domiciliary Services, supported living and a social club in the evening.

Social enterprise projects include Genesis Garden Furniture, the Green Bike project, soft fabric crafts, pottery and glass craft. These projects offer the chance to learn employment and life skills and experience working as a part of a team.

Orwell Mencap first opened 1993 as Orwell Patterns for Living, providing work based training through the manufacture of garden furniture. We moved to our current site in 1999 and have continued to adapt the site to meet customers´┐Ż needs, but we also run many activities out in the community.

By listening to our customers we have become one of the largest providers of services to people with disabilities in the region. We also make sure wherever possible that we team up with other Charities and organisations to create services through strong partnerships.

Our main site at Wright Road is well-equipped to cater for people with a wide range of abilities including complex needs. The emphasis is on developing independence, providing stimulating activities and work experience training.

We are affiliated to the national Mencap society and actively share and support their vision, mission and core values.

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