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Barnet Mencap
35 Hendon Lane
Finchley, London N3 1RT
Tel: 020 8349 3842
Fax: 020 8349 2192

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.

Springboard Programme

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

Pub Nights

Restaurant Nights

man bowling glass of beer man in restaurant

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.

See our Fit2gether programme for sports and leisure activities

Holiday and Daytime Courses

We regularly run courses during term-time and holidays, such as dance, drama and cookery.

Over 50's Art Group

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.

Asperger's Social Group

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.