New members welcome at Reading Mencap’s social clubs

Reading Mencap runs social clubs for adults with a learning disability – and we’re looking for new members to come along and join in the fun.

Our clubs give members the opportunity to socialise, make new friends and try out new activities in a supportive environment.

What’s on offer

Gateway Club is a friendly, lively club which meets on a Tuesday evening at our Alexandra Road headquarters.

Activities range from cooking, arts and crafts, watching movies and indoor sports – playing pool is a favourite. Members also get out and about, visiting the pub, going bowling and canoeing on the river in the summer. Gateway Club costs £3 a session.

Hear Our Voice group meets every Monday morning at the Museum of English Rural Life to help its members develop skills to speak up for themselves. They also have fun! Members enjoy crafts, gardening and trips out to museums and cafes.

An important part of Hear Our Voice is Learning Disability Training, where members work with local businesses in Reading to help improve their knowledge of learning disability and make their services more accessible.

Everyone’s a star at our Performing Arts Club where members get the chance to sing, act and even have a go at making their own music. Check out our website for dates.

You can dance, take centre stage in karaoke or even play air guitar at our monthly themed disco nights. The disco meets on the last Thursday of each month a Alexandra Road. 

Next dates: 27 April

  • 25 May
  • 9 June
  • 27 July

Cost £3.

Come and join us

If you would like to arrange a taster session at one of our clubs, please call us on 0118 966 2518 or email Abbi at

A warm welcome awaits you!

(To join a Reading Mencap club you must live in Reading Borough).



Page last reviewed: 16/03/2023

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