Our vision

A world where autistic people, people with a learning disability and other people who face barriers are treated as equal citizens.

Our mission

To work with people with a learning disability, autistic people, those experiencing disadvantages, and their families to help them live healthier, happier and inclusive lives.

Our values

These are the things we believe in. They influence the way we work.

Inclusive – Everyone should be valued equally, listened to and included.

Listen and involve people to make choices about how they live their lives.

Creative – We try new and innovative ways to work with and support people to have fulfilled lives.

Person centred – Peoples’ experiences should be at the heart of all we do.

Actively engage with clients, families, other citizens and communities to create more opportunities.

Challenge and inspire each other every day and not be afraid to support people to achieve their dreams.

Learn and grow – We support and develop our staff and volunteers to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Tackle inequalities – By campaigning to ensure rights are upheld and services are of the highest quality – locally and nationally.

Our story

1946

Harrow Society for Mentally Handicapped Children was established by Jim and Lillian Snell with Hilda Drew and the Simcox family.

1960

Harrow Mencap lobbied the government for better resources and new rights for people with a learning disability.

1987

In collaboration with other groups, Harrow Mencap developed the first supported living service and became a company limited by guarantee.

1995

Disability Discrimination Act was passed and reinforced our rights-based approach.

2002

Deven Pillay was appointed CEO of Harrow Mencap.

2002

We held our first Learning Disability Forum, enabling voices to be heard.

2007

We launched Fair Access to Care Services – a campaign against social care cuts.

2010

We were awarded Bronze by Investors in People.

2012

Introduction of Health and Social Care Act, which helped to protect adults in the health and social care systems from abuse.

2012

Opening of Pinner Green Day Opportunities Centre.

2012

Quality Performance Mark awarded for our advocacy work.

2013

We were awarded Silver by Investors in People.

2014

The Care Act 2014 overhauled all existing social care legislation in England.

2019

Winners of Health and Wellbeing category of the 2022 West London Business Awards.

2021

We became Community ConneX Ltd to offer a wider range of health and social care support packages.

2021

Awarded Digital Campaigner of the Year by UK Parliament Awards.

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