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National Mencap are leading a high profile media campaign about the current funding crisis in the sector relating to sleep in support for housing and social care services for people with a learning disability. Mencap are highlighting the government’s need to take action to protect services for the people that need care and support most, by taking responsibility for fully funding these services.
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.
The Morrisons Foundation has kindly donated £5,000 to East Kent Mencap. The donation will be used to run a health and wellbeing project focused on healthy eating and physical activity, helping people with a learning disability to become more independent and lead healthier lifestyles.
To spread some Christmas cheer, members of Thanet Big Sing Choir and East Kent Mencap recently performed a carol service for shoppers at Westwood Cross. Together, the group performed classics such as ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Deck the Halls’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’.
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.
This month, our Swale drama group re-imagined ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for their annual performance. Titled ‘Bonkers’, the show blurred the lines between fantasy and reality as the audience were transported on a journey through Wonderland.
Thursday, 07 December 2017 by EastKentMencap
On Thursday 30th November, our Thanet drama group took centre stage for their annual Christmas Variety Show. The all singing, all dancing extravaganza was put together by the group during their weekly drama sessions at Margate resource centre. The drama group, who all have a learning disability, have been preparing for the show all year long.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 by EastKentMencap
On Saturday 25th November, Margate Football Club invited a group of people from East Kent Mencap to spend the afternoon as VIP guests at the match against Egham Town. Over 350 people watched as we unveiled our pitch side banner.
Monday, 04 December 2017 by EastKentMencap
Our Secret Shopper group have spent the last 7 months investigating shops across Thanet. The Secret Shopper group from Margate Resource Centre, meet regularly to review the service provided by local shops in the area. Excitement was high in July, as the group went to deliver their findings to the Westwood Cross Management Team
Start writing those Christmas lists because shopping season is here! This week marks the infamous Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales which kick starts the countdown to Christmas. Did you know that you could raise money for us just by shopping online?