Community Opportunities Project
As part of our Bright Futures service, we offer leisure and learning opportunities to people aged 16+. We do lots of different things during the week, in the evenings and at weekends. If you become a member you will get information every month. To view the flyer, please click here.
This is a monthly programme of community-based events for people aged 16 years and older and is part of Barnet Mencap's Community Opportunities Project, known as COPS for short. Most of the places we go to are accessible to wheelchair users.
We regularly run the following activities, plus many more over the year.
Ten Pin Bowling
The Drop In
This is where the suggestions for things to do are shared and planned. Anyone who is a member is welcome to attend and put forward their ideas.
Holiday and Daytime Courses
We regularly run courses during term-time and holidays, such as dance, drama and cookery.
This group is for people aged 50 plus. We run a regular Art Group, for which you don't need to be a COPs member. The art has been displayed at exhibitions and made into greetings cards.
This group is for adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The group meets regularly for a variety of community-based social events.
Pub visits - We visit pubs in Finchley, Barnet and Edgware.
Restaurant visits - We have been to a range of different restaurants.
How do I join?
Contact Project Support at the Barnet Mencap office on 020 8349 3842 for more information. They will arrange for one of the COPs team to meet with you and talk about COPS and/or the Aspergers Group. This could be at your home or at the Barnet Mencap office.
If you decide you would like to join, you can take (or send) the completed application form and the payment to the office. A membership card and details of activities will then be sent to you. You will receive details about activities every month.