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60 Years, 60 Stories

As part of our celebrations for our 60th Anniversary we have collected 60 individual stories to describe and record the diverse nature and history of our community. A story for each of our 60 years.

All our stories come from service users, volunteers, trustees, staff and many others who have been involved with Harpenden Mencap over the 60years.

Over the last 60 years we have achieved so much. Residential services for younger and older residents have been built, social groups have been setup, fairs and jumble sales, golf days, cake stalls and all sorts of events have raised money, our shop has thrived, research papers have been written, community links established and a proud and trusted reputation for high standards has been recognised. And so much more.

All these achievements have come from the hard work and determination of many, many people who had a vision to provide and promote services and equality for our people who have learning disabilities. 

All of these stories are part of our Harpenden Mencap history and we've put them together to share on this site and allow others to read them and hear what Harpenden Mencap is all about.  

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  • 05/07/19

    Stories 15-16

          A story from the current manager of Residential Services and one service user who have both been Harpenden Mencap for a long time.      
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  • 28/06/19

    Stories 13-14

            One Story from our Charity Shop and the other from a member of staff at Stairways      
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  • 21/06/19

    Stories 9-12

          A week dedicated to one of the flats in Residential services     
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  • 14/06/19

    Story 8

          A Story provided by the Russell family, who have a long history with Harpenden Mencap.    
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  • 07/06/19

    Story 7

          A story from the second ever manager of Harpenden Mencap- Sheila Dalley      
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  • 31/05/19

    Story 6

          Story 6 is provided by one of our founders and gives some great insight into the beginning of the charity 
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  • 24/05/19

    Stories 4-5

            See the next two from our 60 stories collection 
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  • 17/05/19

    Our First 3 Stories

        This is the first 3 of our 60 stories and features memories across many years of our history. A new story will be released each week, check back regularly to keep yourselves up to date with all the wonderful memories people are sharing with us.  
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