We support individuals with a learning disability in East Kent to tell us what is important to them, so they can achieve what they want out of life, through choice, support, and opportunity.  

We take a person-centred approach and, when required, advocate for people with a learning disability to be valued, treated equally, listened to, and included. Everything we do is led by the people who use our services.

How we make a difference

There are over 28,000 people with a learning disability living in Kent. We offer an essential service throughout East Kent - Thanet, Canterbury, Ashford, Swale and Shepway districts. East Kent Mencap:

  • Listens to people with a learning disability
  • Supports people living with a learning disability in all areas of their lives
  • Fights for the changes that people with a learning disability and their families and carers want and need
  • Provides information and advice
  • Works with people and groups that want the same things we do
  • Support people to share their voices as equal citizens

Our Members stories

See how we make a real difference in people's lives

What East Kent Mencap means to you

East Kent Mencap supports people with a learning disability to achieve their potential
  • It’s been lovely working with IJ’s different support staff. The team seems to work incredibly well together and communication between them is fantastic. Everyone seems to be up-to-date on what IJ’s been practicing and implementing the skills at home. It’s a wonderful team you have for IJ.
    Paige, Mental Health Practitioner
  • We are so pleased with the excellent care, support, and attention H receives. She's clearly very happy in her environment, all the staff plays such an important role in this.
    H's parent

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