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Lee is 31 years old and regularly attends sessions at our Resource Centres in Thanet. On Tuesday 9th April, he delivered a talk to his peers and support staff at our Ramsgate Resource Centre about living with Cystic Fibrosis. With support from his keyworker, Fiona Wonford, and Mum, Annette, Lee stood in front of more than 20 people to explain what the disease is, how it affects him personally and the challenges he faces daily.
Two part time Personal Assistants are required to support a 19 year old student with physical disability. This young man will be commencing a course at Canterbury college in September 2019 and will be living close by in student accommodation. He is engaging and sociable and requires support to further develop his independence and allow him to enjoy student life to the full. He enjoys films and music as well as Xbox. He will need support in undertaking some college assignments.
Due to consistent success and exciting growth plans an opportunity has arisen to join an expanding Charity based in Thanet with operations in Herne Bay, Deal and Sheerness. This is an ideal role for an Assistant Accountant who is close to being fully AAT qualified and looking to step into a more managerial role. The successful candidate will have worked within a fast paced accounts department for a minimum of 2 years and has experience within all aspects of finance.
Do you have experience of providing high quality administrative support and the ability to work using your own initiative whilst planning your own workload? If you are able to maintain accuracy when dealing with data, then this could be a wonderful opportunity for you to join our busy HR Team on a permanent basis.
East Kent Mencap is looking for a Maintenance Manager to provide a flexible, professional, customer focused Maintenance Service across all of our centres in Thanet, Canterbury and Swale. As well as a range of maintenance, security and cleaning works the post holder will be responsible procurement, planning and project management, Health and Safety, environmental management and reviews of cost effectiveness.
In January, Kent Police hosted an Internet Safety Workshop for people with a learning disability at our Herne Bay Resource Centre. The workshop covered social media, online scams and briefly touched on personal safety at the request of the attendees. Local Vulnerable Adult Intervention Officer, PCSO Dan Mimran led the workshop alongside his colleague, PCSO Matt Farley.
East Kent Mencap offers high-quality personalised day services to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs throughout East Kent. We are currently offering a full time contract for a Senior Support Worker to work in our Resource Centre in the Sheerness area. As this is an expanding service, your hours will also initially need to be shared within our housing and community areas.
We have finally completed the purchase of Foresters Hall in Ramsgate after Thanet District Council agreed to sell the property through a Community Asset Transfer. Foresters Hall, which includes a listed building from 1811, as well as other properties, will provide us with much needed space to expand its services for people with a learning disability and their families.
Margate Football Club kick-started the festive season for us by surprising our tenants with free tickets to a home game. On Saturday 24th November, football fans; Daniel, Louis, Stephen and Nick were supported by Senior Support Worker, Tamara Boarer to attend the Bostik League match against Bishops Stortford. Despite suffering a loss of 4-1, the group thoroughly enjoyed the day cheering on the team. They were given the opportunity to try out the 3G pitch themselves and even got to meet Margate FC Striker, Joe Taylor!