Friday, 27 April 2018 by EastKentMencap
East Kent Mencap is delighted to have secured funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund to deliver a four year project in Thanet. GOLD, Getting On with Learning Disability, will support local people with learning disabilities, who do not receive statutory funding or are moving out of the welfare system to remain independent and less dependent on welfare services.
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.