Mencap have opened one of their shops in Glemsford. The new shop is in Bells Lane.
The shop is one of the first of up to 130 shops that Mencap plans to open nationwide in the next 3-5 years.
Through the shops Mencap looks to boost employment and inclusion of people with a learning disability in local communities; aiming to create more than 150 paid full-time roles, as well as voluntary roles and work experience placements for people with a learning disability.
Glen Hall, head of retail and trading at Mencap, said: “We are extremely excited to be opening a Mencap shop in Glemsford. It is something we know will help Mencap to create employment opportunities, build relationships within local communities, and of course giving a boost to our fundraising efforts, which will allow us to continue supporting people with a learning disability to live the lives they choose.
“Mencap shops will offer the chance for people with a learning disability and the public to meet and work together; building relationships and bringing together communities. It’s a really great opportunity to raise awareness of learning disability in local communities and I look forward to Mencap becoming a well-loved addition to Britain’s communities as we open more shops.”
The shop is now accepting donations of household items and clothes.
There is also employment and volunteering opportunities at the shop.