We are thrilled to announce that the East Kent Mencap staff team achieved six finalist places and two awards at the Kent Care Awards 2023. Congratulations to our finalists: Emma Croucher for Workforce Development Award Fiona Wonford for Putting People First Award Karen Roberts for Supported Living Registered Manager Lauren Kay for Frontline Leader Award
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 by EastKentMencap
This week is Hate Crime Awareness Week, so we want to draw attention to the ways in which people with a learning disability can experience hate crimes.
Congratulations to Alison Fengas for Winning the ‘Workforce Development’ Award at the Kent Care Alliance (KICA) Awards!
Thursday, 30 September 2021 by EastKentMencap
Here's what our HR Manager Alison Fengas had to say about winning the 'Workforce Development' award at the Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KICA) awards
Back in December our CEO Jason Gerlack signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge on behalf of East Kent Mencap, and in the last two months our HR department have been working hard to implement valuable initiatives as part of this commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. With
A daring duo took part in the KM Charity Abseil this year to raise money for people with a learning disability. Trustee, Paul Pinder, who is also one of our tenants, challenged Canterbury Community Manager, Della Heaton, to conquer the 100ft drop.
This week, our tenants at Arkley Road celebrated Christmas, a little earlier than the rest of us. Support Workers, Kelly Forrest and Kerry Williams came up with the idea to have a ‘Christmas Day’ earlier in the month as tenants were heading back to their families for the holidays.
In October, we held our 57th Annual General Meeting which showcased our current successes and future plans. This time last year, members highlighted certain gaps in our services and we sought to change that. As a result, this year’s meeting was titled, ‘Responding to Members’.
We are proud to welcome a second Operations Manager to our team. Karen Loughrill has joined us to lead our Day Opportunities for adults and children with a learning disability and work closely alongside fellow Operations Manager, Tim Birchley, who is responsible for regulated care, domiciliary, community and supported living.
On Sunday 14th May, The St Crispin Inn, Worth hosted charity helicopter rides to raise money for Cancer Research UK. William House tenants, Philip Lovelock, Joy Crick and Ingrid Jelhe took off into the air for a breathtaking view of East Kent