Boris Visits the Royal Mencap Society in Cowley

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, visited the Royal Mencap Society supported living service in Cowley.

The Royal Mencap Society support the 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK and their families. They work to improve health and care services and access to education and employment. They directly support over 5,000 people with a learning disability to live their lives the way they want.

Boris met with Service Manager of the Cowley branch, Mary Clinton, and the staff and residents at the supported living service. Boris enjoyed a tour and took part in a short discussion with residents and care staff.

At the Royal Mencap Society the residents are tenants with a variety of support needs and the staff work hard to empower them to live independently and play an active role in the local community.

Supporting the residents and service manager are seven staff members who provide round the clock care as well as supporting people to get out into the community, attend college and socialise.

Boris Johnson said: “It was pleasure to visit this fantastic supported living service run by Mencap and learn about the great work they are doing to empower and support their residents to live independently and play an active role in the local community. I was delighted to chat to the staff and residents and hear more about the great work they are doing for the residents of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.”