Read our stories below to find out the most recent happenings for East Kent Mencap, our members, supporters, and staff. Tell us about your experiences with East Kent Mencap here!
GOLD (Getting On With Learning Difficulties) has just launched their latest podcast with a focus on health. Hear how the GOLD group has been working with Canterbury Christ Church University and Kent and Medway Medical School to help train student health staff to make using health services better for people with learning disabilities. Listen to Cathy Bernal, RNLD, MSc, SFHEA, Senior Lecturer at Kent
Monday, 21 November 2022 by EastKentMencap
Our Platinum Jubilee celebration film is a nominee in this year’s Charity Film Awards and we need your vote to help us get to the next stage. The voting deadline has now been extended to 16 January so there is still time to vote. Our Jubilee celebration film was created with Benjamin Film Photography and
This festive season, please help us to raise vital funds to support people with a learning disability to achieve the things they want out of life, and ensure that all our members have a joyful time this Christmas. Make a donation here or read our five simple ways you can help us this Christmas, from
We now run a FREE Saturday Club for young people with autism at Herne Bay. The club is for young people, from 11 to 18 years old, to make friends, share experiences, go on trips and take part in community activities. We have just received additional Kent County Council Reconnect funding to pay for trips
Here at East Kent Mencap, we enjoyed a variety of Halloween activities and events. Everyone got involved, from members and their families and friends to EKM staff. There were a host of fun Halloween preparation activities, parties, and discos including: Thanet Community Activity Hub pumpkin decorating and banner making GOLD members made amazing Halloween masks,
We are thrilled to announce that EKM has won three categories at the Kent Care Awards 2022. Congratulations to our winners: Alida Mulhall, ‘Putting People First’ Award, in recognition of her fresh and original perspective on person-centered support. She is a valued member of the team and provided exceptional delivery of care and support to our
Hubble, bubble toil, and trouble! Halloween has arrived at East Kent Mencap and Amy W has shared her spook-tacular Halloween biscuit recipe for you all to enjoy. Ingredients 100 grams butter 50 grams caster sugar 150 grams sifted plain flour A teaspoon of ground mix spice Method Place the soften butter in a bowl with
We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family. The Queen’s relentless commitment to charitable causes and helping those in need will forever be remembered. She was an inspiration. Our members have been reflecting on the Queen and what she meant to
Tuesday, 07 June 2022 by EastKentMencap
Members at Thanet Day Resource did a surprise flash mob in Ramsgate high street for the Queen's Jubilee.
Monday, 06 June 2022 by EastKentMencap
Swale Day Resource hosted a craft stall at Beachfields Park in Sheerness on Sunday to spread the word about EKM's work in the local community.