Tuesday, 22 September 2020 by EastKentMencap
We are looking for an enthusiastic Volunteering Coordinator to join the Getting On with Learning Difficulties Project (GOLD) team in Thanet, funded by the Big Lottery. The Coordinator will recruit and support people with and without a learning disability as volunteers for GOLD projects, maintain the groups and activities already established and develop new projects. This part time, one year post, is based in Cliftonville and offers flexible working. The purpose of the post is to recruit and support people, specifically with a learning disability, as volunteers for GOLD projects, to maintain the groups and activities already established and develop new projects.
For over a year, the GOLD Project has been running a weekly snooker club. It began with just a few people attending each week, but that soon changed as the club flourished with up to 14 people in a single week!
Members and staff alike were in a spin to find their head office in Margate had been transformed into a woollen wonderland on Thursday 8th March. Our Women’s Group carried out the ‘yarn bomb’ by decorating the building with colourful wool creations to raise awareness of International Women’s Day.
On Wednesday 17th January, the GOLD Project welcomed over 80 guests to the opening of their new office. Getting On with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) is a lottery funded project which supports people with a learning disability living in Thanet to achieve their goals, so they can live the life they want.
Monday, 18 September 2017 by EastKentMencap
The Women’s Group invited women across Thanet to a tea party to launch an Easy Read leaflet on domestic abuse. The Group, who all have learning difficulties, have been working in collaboration with Oasis, the domestic abuse charity to produce the leaflet using simple language and images.
Members of the GOLD project ran a stall at Ramsgate Market in June, as part of Learning Disability Week (19-25 June 2017), a national celebration of what people with a learning disability can achieve.