Busy June

June is a busy month for activities happening across Liverpool and Knowsley…are you going to make time for all of them?!

Kicking the month off we have the ‘Stars in their Eyes’ event being held by AFG Liverpool.


The night will be full of singing and dancing and people are welcome to get up and have a go at performing their favourite song.

It is only £5 per ticket and there will be a ‘bring a plate’ buffet. If you want to join in, you will need to be at St. Paschal Baylon Function Room, Chelwood Avenue for 7.30pm on Friday 6th June. You will need to book a ticket so speak to Ann Marie – annmarie.saltmarsh@alternativefuturesgroup.org.uk


Monday 16th June is the start of Learning Disability Week and the LEAF Project is celebrating!


Over the last 12 months, the LEAF Project has been working with adults with a learning disability to enable them to access meaningful activity within their community. The community links surrounding Alternative Futures Group and Mencap Liverpool has grown and grown meaning more people can access more of what they want in their local community. So, it is only fitting that the LEAF Project celebrates this year’s National Learning Disability Week!

The theme for this year’s National Learning Disability Week is ‘Celebrating Families’ and for many that have been involved in the LEAF Project or have had more opportunities to access their communities in the past 12 months – the informal network of support they have built is definitely worth celebrating…it is their new Family of Friends.

So, the LEAF Project would like to invite you along to the Family of Friends event in Lion Court on Monday 16th June, 10.30am – 3.30pm.

You can be involved in a chair based exercise class to see how you can get some gentle exercise without leaving the comfort of a chair! Or you may want to be part of the sensory hour where you can relax to music and excite your senses with lights and textures. There will also be arts and crafts, delicious cakes, a chance to ‘sew a seed’ (and spend the summer watching it grow!) and the opportunity to hear about what people supported have been up to as part of the LEAF Project.

The LEAF Project would love to see you come along and celebrate the new Family of Friends AFG has developed by being part of the LEAF Project.


A trip to the Museum of Liverpool to celebrate Learning Disability Week


The Museum of Liverpool is hosting a brand new exhibition that explores how people with learning difficulties have been excluded from history.

Mencap Liverpool and Alternative Futures Group are coming together to run a social trip to the Museum to see the exhibition on Wednesday 18th June. We will all be meeting at the Museum at 11am and going round as a group before enjoying lunch. There is a cafe at the museum but please feel encouraged to bring a packed lunch so we can sit together.


Last but not least, there is the Mencap Liverpool Walk With ME fundraiser!


Get your walking shoes on and join Mencap Liverpool this June to raise funds and awareness of their cause during National Learning Disability Week with a family fun 5k sponsored walk!

The walk is for families, individuals, all ages and abilities, and for anyone who wants to join Mencap Liverpool to make sure the city knows all about them and celebrates those with a learning disability in Liverpool.

The walk is on Saturday 21st June at 11am for a relaxed 5k walk. The meeting point and start of the walk is by the Arena and Convention Centre (waterfront side) and the route goes along the waterfront to Otterspool Park.

It is £5 to enter and Mencap Liverpool would love it if you could raise sponsorship money too! Try to aim for £30

There is a fun fancy dress theme (only if you want to!), a medal for taking part and lots of fun and energy to keep you going along the way

If you would like to take part, Mencap Liverpool can send you the sponsor forms, the theme for the day and lots more details just contact fundraising@mencapliverpool.org.uk or call 0151 707 8582


Happy June and Learning Disability Week!