Welcome to the latest issue of the Climb Any Mountain Newsletter and we hope you have enjoyed the long Easter weekend.

We've had a busy few months here at Climb Any Mountain, with some amazing discussions taking place at all levels. There's too much to cover here, but a few of the highlights include a full packed week of meetings in South Africa in February, where we had the opportunity to present our vision and take part in the discussions around housing for those with special needs in South Africa. We are also very excited at the opportunity to partner with Mencap. As the leading UK charity for learning disability, this is a great fit for us and provides for both organisations to share learning and best practice. Read the article to see what we've got planned in the next few months. 

We hope you enjoy this issue and if you have any comments or feedback on any of the articles, then we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email at info@climbanymountain.org.

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Presenting our vision at SA steering committee

Presenting our vision at SA steering committee

In February this year, Climb Any Mountain was invited to present our vision for those with learning disability to a special Steering Committee in South Africa, co-chaired by the National Departments of Human Settlements and Social Development. This is a huge accomplishment for us, as we continue to work towards transforming the services for those with learning disability in South Africa …

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Mencap

Mencap partners with
Climb Any Mountain

Mencap, the UK's leading charity for learning disability, is partnering with Climb Any Mountain to accelerate change in South Africa Mencap is incredibly excited about our mission to spark a huge and ambitious shift in the way services are provided for people with intellectual disability in South Africa.  They are keen to use their knowledge and experience, which have been …

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In the spotlight: Gavin

In the spotlight: Gavin

Some of our customers who are already supported by the Pietermaritzburg Mental Health Society, have shared their stories over time. We are inspired by these individuals and, in turn, share their dreams, aspirations and wishes as a reminder of our commitment to transforming the lives of people living with learning disability and mental illness in South Africa.  In February 2015, Gavin attended a …

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New mental health rights proposed by minister

New mental health rights proposed by minister

Proposals to give more rights to people with intellectual disabilities, autism and mental health conditions in the UK are to be unveiled by the government.  Speaking recently, the Care minister Norman Lamb said the changes would put people in charge of their care, and promote community support as an alternative to hospital. He also admitted  many families felt "their concerns are …

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bunch of keys

A new National Housing Programme for Special Needs Housing

The 2011 census figures show a national disability prevalence rate of 7.55%, excluding children under 5 and those with psychosocial and neurological impairments. The Department of Human Settlements and Social Development have joined forces to investigate the mandate / obligation for the provision of capital for special needs housing facilities in South Africa, and to develop proposal for a possible …

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Meet the team

Meet the team

The Climb Any Mountain management team has recently had some new photographs taken to use with a variety of marketing activities. We thought you might like to see the new look pics! For more about the members,  see the team biographies.  

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