Are you looking for support?
We support people across the South-East of England to help them live the lives they choose. We can support you if you have a learning disability, autism or mental health need.
Are you looking for support? call us on 0800 028 28 15.
- Residential services: We have supported living services, registered care homes and respite services. We can also support you within your own home or to get out into your local community. Most of our services can give you the independence to live within your own flat - instead of sharing with other people.
- Wellbeing and Engagement services: We may be able to help you make friends and take part in activities where you live. We run day services, community bridge builder services and wellbeing centres.
- Social enterprises: We have 11 social enterprises that are small businesses. You may be able to gain work experience by working within one of our social enterprises. These include tuck by truck, really good films, growing concern and mcch enterprises.
- Employment services: We may be able to support you to gain work experience or find a paid job. We support people with mental health needs to get back to work.
- Signpost UK can help you find the information and support you need to improve your mental health. Visit www.signpostuk.org for more information.
- Our research projects are helping us improve the way people are supported. For example our Living in Fear project is aimed at helping people to report hate crimes.
You can find out where our services are by clicking on the our services link.
We asked the people we support what they think of mcch and our services. We put the feedback into our survey results - click here to read them.
We support many people who have a variety of complex needs including long term health conditions such as epilepsy.
We do this through:
- Tailored personalised support plans to manage each person’s needs
- Meaningful activity plans including employment
- Risk assessments and positive risk taking (including bathing and swimming)
- Health action plans incorporating epilepsy support
- Staff training in seizure recognition and management, risk assessment, and medication administration including bucal midazolam and rectal diazepam
- Use of assistive technology to enhance dignity and privacy of people we support, encourage the independent use of home and local environment and help keep people safe
- Policies and procedures that reflect best practice and are reviewed regularly in line with relevant legislation
- Supporting people to maintain maximum independence in the home
- Supporting people to access opportunities in their local community safely
Would you like to find out more?
To find out how we might be able to help you, you can:
- phone us at our head office on 01622 722400
- email us using our contact form
- write to us at our head office address:
mcch society limited
One Hermitage Court
Kent, ME16 9NT
would you like to access a mcch service?
We will talk with you about how we can help and may arrange for a member
of staff to meet with you if this is what you would like.
If you would like to apply for one our services, you will need to complete a referral form (you can get help with this). On the form, we ask for information about you which helps us find out how we can help you.
We have different referral processes for different services:
- Residential services and supported living
Please go to our 'apply now' page to download the relevant forms. Post or email your completed form to us. We will contact you to find out
more about you and tell you more about the support available.
A full list of our current vacancies can be found on our 'do you need support?' page.
- Day services in Bexley:
A referral needs to come through the Learning Disability/Social Work Team. Firstly, contact Bexley's Care Central on 01322 356363, the Oxleas Learning Disability Team on 0208 269 3300 or the Social Care Learning Disability Team on 0208 303 7777. You will then receive an assessment from your social worker who will apply for day services via a panel and arrange visits to each service. mcch can arrange taster days, which will give you a good idea of what services we can offer you.
- Mental health wellbeing services:
You may self-refer to our wellbeing centres and our Live it Well centres - contact Live it Well and Wellbeing services directly.
- Wellbeing at work services:
We can support you if you are experiencing issues with stress, anxiety or depression and are currently in work or off sick. This service is free of charge. To find out more and to self-refer - contact our wellbeing at work services.
Why choose mcch?
- We have over 24 years’ experience supporting people
- We support over 1700 people across the South-East of England
Our person-centred approach
- We will value you for the person you are
- We will be friendly and easy to talk to
- We will help you work out what is important to you and see how we can help
- We will support you to do what you want to do
- We will take account of your needs and your likes and dislikes
- We will help you make a support plan that is personal to you
- We will listen to you and involve the people who are important to you
- We will respect your choices and will not take control away from you
- We will keep confidential information about you and not share it with others without your permission
Our staff and volunteers
- We will involve you in choosing which people support you
- We ensure our staff and volunteers have satisfactory references
- We carry out enhanced criminal records bureau checks on our staff and volunteers
- We train, supervise and support our staff and volunteers to ensure they provide a quality service
Our quality services
- We review the quality of our services regularly
- We work hard to improve what we do
- We will ask you what you think of our services
- We will act when you tell us what we need to do to make things better
- We involve the people we support in setting up new services
Working in partnership with you
- There are many ways you can become involved in mcch
- You can be involved in our events and conferences
- You can join one of our special interest groups. These help us with events, recruitment and managing our services
See other parts of our website to find out more about what we have to offer you: about mcch, learning disability, mental health, autism, mcch enterprises and events.
helping you to choose your support provider
mcch is part of a network of providers called VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group). Their guide may help you choose a provider. Read the guide in standard format or easy read format.