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.
- 23/08/19This week Features Anne, a current trustee and the person orgainisng and publishing the 60 stories on behalf of Harpenden MencapRead Full Story
Story 28This week features a story from one of our tenants in the Supported Living Service- EdRead Full Story
Story 27This week features a joint story from two service users at Pine Court- Dan and Jenny (for those that know them, they would, of course, complete a story together).Read Full Story
Stories 22-26This week features the Charity shop and all those who volunteer their time to support us.Read Full Story
Stories 20-21This week features John Kitching, a previous trustee and father of a service user, plus Max, who receives support from our Supported Living Service.Read Full Story
Story 19One of our Current Trustees, Derek, features this week. this is what he had to say:Read Full Story
Stories 17-18This week features a stories from Karen, Director of Services and Alison, a service user that has been supported by Harpenden Mencap since 1982Read Full Story
Stories 15-16A story from the current manager of Residential Services and one service user who have both been Harpenden Mencap for a long time.Read Full Story
Stories 13-14One Story from our Charity Shop and the other from a member of staff at StairwaysRead Full Story
Stories 9-12A week dedicated to one of the flats in Residential servicesRead Full Story
Story 8A Story provided by the Russell family, who have a long history with Harpenden Mencap.Read Full Story
Story 7A story from the second ever manager of Harpenden Mencap- Sheila DalleyRead Full Story