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You may have arrived here by looking for

Mid Staffordshire Mencap

If you have, you are at the right place because we’ve changed our name

to

BEAM

We continue to be an independent local charity that helps to support people whose life is affected by a learning disability.

Why have we changed our name?

We haven’t been members of National Mencap for many years but many people, including clients, funders, the general public and statutory providers thought we were. We all found this very confusing.

We think the word “Mencap” required updating to remove the stigmatism that some might feel is associated with this brand.

The change also allowed us to get rid of the “mid Staffordshire” geographic restriction.

We wanted to reflect a changing world for our clients.

The previously accepted structures of local authority residential and day centre support are no longer.

Many Local Authority services are being withdrawn and others tendered out.

This has meant big changes in the world in which we work; changes for our clients. It’s a new world and we needed a new identity to reflect this.

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