Registered charity number 264604

Working to improve life for people with a learning disability and their families in Winchester District

Make a donation to Winchester Mencap


Web Space provided by Hampshire County Council


Winchester & District Mencap Society: c/o Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

For more information please contact phone 01962 873608 or e-mail


Blue Apple Theatre is now an independent company limited by guarantee with charitable status with a new board and separate finances.

Nothing will change for participants. This is just a sign of success. Both Winchester Mencap and Blue Apple Theatre are growing in what they offer and Blue Apple is now leaving home like any young adult! We are very grateful to all at Winchester Mencap for nurturing Blue Apple Theatre and enabling it to grow and offer so much to so many participants.

Blue Apple Theatre welcomes all offers of support and applications to join our projects.

To contact Blue Apple Theatre, book tickets, order the Freddie's Story training DVD or a performance of Living Without Fear, please visit our website or e-mail

To make a donation to Blue Apple Theatre please send a cheque to Blue Apple Theatre, The Tower at Kings, Romsey road, Winchester SO22 5PW or visit where you can download a standing order and gift aid form.

Safer Places

The Safer Places scheme is part of a Wider "Respect me" campaign which aims to improve the experience of vulnerable people in the community. The scheme aims to provide vulnerable people, and particularly those with a learning disability, with a safe place to go to where help can be summoned if they are feeling scared or upset while out on their own in the community.

For more information please click here


Winchester and District Mencap Society is always very grateful for donations.

Blue Apple Theatre is now financed separately.

Donations to Winchester & Mencap society should be made as follows:

Please send a cheque made out to Winchester & District Mencap Society to:

The Treasurer
Winchester & District Mencap Society
The Winchester Discovery Centre
Jewry Street
Winchester SO23 8SB

Or download and print the standing order and gift aid form and send to this address

Alternatively, you can make a donation now using our JustGiving page Click here to donate now Don't forget to tick the box if you are a tax payer so that your donation can be gift aided. Thank you.



If you would like to talk to our Life Opportunities Consultant about your dreams or person centred planning come to a drop in at the cafe in the Discovery Centre in Jewry Street:

Tuesdays: 1:00-2:30pm

Fridays: Lunch club 12noon - 1pm.

Or call the office on 01962 873 608 or Email