Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. West Dorset Mencap is a local group based in Bridport, Dorset and is affiliated to Mencap. On our website you will find information about our work and fundraising activities as well as information on how funds are used to support those living with a learning disability in the West Dorset region.

We have a thriving charity shop in Bridport which helps to raise funds for people with learning disabilities living in our local area. We have supported community projects such as workshops at Bridport Arts Centre to individuals who are setting up their own home and need to buy equipment.

Our caravan in Littlesea, Weymouth is very popular and offers accessible accommodation for families looking for a holiday. The National Federation of Gateway Clubs is a leisure organisation for people with a learning disability run by Mencap. In Bridport the Club is organised and run by volunteers under the West Dorset Mencap Committee. The Gateway Club meets fortnightly in Bridport WI Hall and offers a fun and varied programme of activities including discos and singing workshops.