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We enable and empower individuals with a learning disability in East Kent to achieve the things they want out of life, through choice, support and opportunity

How can we help you?

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

Although East Kent Mencap is affiliated to National Mencap, we are independently registered and governed, and self-financed. If you wish to support our activities, donations should be made directly to East Kent Mencap.

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
  • Gives people with a learning disability a voice and advocates for them to be treated equally

What East Kent Mencap means to you

East Kent Mencap supports people with a learning disability to achieve their potential
  • As person centred plans are used at East Kent Mencap I chose their community support team to work to support Leah as I did not want a ‘sitter service’, but support for her to do the activities that she wanted to do
    Jane & Leah
  • As person centred plans are used at East Kent Mencap I chose their community support team to work to support Leah as I did not want a ‘sitter service’, but support for her to do the activities that she wanted to do
    Jane & Leah

Read our volunteers stories

There's more than one way you can donate, if you would like to volunteer your time to East Kent Mencap and make a real difference in peoples lives please take a look at the opportunities available to our volunteers.
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