City of Chelmsford Mencap runs a range of high quality, innovative services for young people and adults with a learning disability and additional needs.




Young people's services


Our weekly youth club, Gateway Juniors, is for young people aged 16 to 25.  It offers sports and dance workshops for the energetic and arts and crafts, puzzles and quizzes for those who prefer a quiet evening with friends.




Services for adults


The Outreach Academy provides lifelong learning to people aged 19+. It helps students to develop their social, work and life skills in a supported environment that enables them to reach their potential.  Sessions run every weekday and include Active in the community and environment (ACE), Cooking, Dance, Functional skills, Social enterprise and Yoga.



Gateway Club meets weekly and members enjoy a variety of activities, including dance and fitness workshops, music and art sessions and evenings exploring cultures from around the world.