Peter Maybury I'm the Current Chair of Herefordshire Mencap (HM). I joined as a member of the Local Mencap in 1992 when I was employed by Mencap Management (1992 -2001) to start and establish the newly formed social Club , which was soon named the Monday Club by its members , a drop in Centre for people with learning and other difficulties, to find a place of safety and to meet and make friends and to do what they wanted to do leisure activities and Monday evenings' discos, quizzes, bowling, karaoke and it still runs to this day 24 years later. It has been run by Aspire since 2001. My role then changed and I became Chair and a trustee of the local society and we quickly developed a committee made up of people with Learning difficulties and other disabilities to become one of the pioneer local Societies with its members and Trustees making the decisions and asking the questions on subjects they need information and answers to . We as a society can only support and advise the routes they need to go to get them. They have to seek the answers .
I have been working to challenge prejudice, discrimination and support people to stop hate crime in Herefordshire since November 2001. Since I first began working in Herefordshire I have worked alongside Mencap, a very impressive organisation that is empowering people to take control. I became a trustee in 2014 in order to support whenever and however I can.
I am Herefordshire Mencap's new Link Worker. I will be getting the views of my community and sharing them with West Midlands Self Advocacy Network. I will also be sharing the views of the other self advocates across the West Midlands with my community in Herefordshire.
I was a Herefordshire Mencap Trustee until I started working as the Link Worker in February 2020.
I have been a member since 2006 after talking to Kevin. I want to speak up for people. To keep the current issues in the spotlight.
Kevin Stuchbery, vice-chair
I enjoy being vice-chair, getting people to order, making sure the paperwork is in correct order. I have been vice-chair since 2005.
I recently joined Herefordshire Mencap and volunteered to be in charge of their Facebook page.
Since leaving college I have been going to ECHO. My hobbies are performing in musicals, panto and attending NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association).