Recreational Opportunities Allowing Respite

roar-logoThe ROAR scheme (Recreational Opportunities Allowing Respite) takes groups of adults with Learning Disabilities out on social activities in the community, whilst their unpaid carers receive a break. A monthly programme of activities is organised that members can choose from.

Potential members must live in, or receive services in Dacorum, be over 18 and have a learning disability. An application form must be completed for each new member so that we can ensure that we can meet everyone’s needs.  Core funding for the ROAR Scheme is provided on an annual basis by Hertfordshire County Council.

ROAR application form (opens in MS Word)

The above will download an MSWord file.  If you’d rather have it in PDF format, click the following link.

ROAR form (opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader)

All members ROAR must also be members of Dacorum Mencap. This costs £7 per year. Each member will receive our newsletter throughout the year and will be entitled to vote at our AGM.

The scheme aims to accommodate people with varying degrees of learning disabilities who may also have other special needs. We are happy to discuss the needs of individuals. Some activities may not be suitable for everyone.

All activities are organised and led by the Activity Leaders assisted by trained and vetted volunteers.

For any further information please contact Dacorum Mencap’s office on 01442 247675 or email:

Volunteer application form (MSWord).

Volunteer form (Adobe Acrobat Reader)