Monday, 27 November 2023 by EastKentMencap
Pat talks about supported living, her love for photography, going on holiday, and how to get away with not doing any ironing! Pat lives in Clarence House. East Kent Mencap purchased this property in 2018 in response to the need for supported living accommodation for older people. What do you enjoy most about living at
To give you an insight into our values and show you how we support people with a learning disability, we have created a new ‘About Us’ video to celebrate and showcase our work. Working with Benjamin Film Photography, we spoke with people who use our services and our amazing staff team to produce a video
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.
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 by EastKentMencap
East Kent Mencap are thrilled to announce that the charity has five free half marathon spaces for The Vitality Big Half in March 2020! This iconic half marathon begins at Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. You’ll be running a stunning 13.1 mile course through the heart of London, cheered on
Lee is 31 years old and regularly attends sessions at our Resource Centres in Thanet. On Tuesday 9th April, he delivered a talk to his peers and support staff at our Ramsgate Resource Centre about living with Cystic Fibrosis. With support from his keyworker, Fiona Wonford, and Mum, Annette, Lee stood in front of more than 20 people to explain what the disease is, how it affects him personally and the challenges he faces daily.
Margate Football Club kick-started the festive season for us by surprising our tenants with free tickets to a home game. On Saturday 24th November, football fans; Daniel, Louis, Stephen and Nick were supported by Senior Support Worker, Tamara Boarer to attend the Bostik League match against Bishops Stortford. Despite suffering a loss of 4-1, the group thoroughly enjoyed the day cheering on the team. They were given the opportunity to try out the 3G pitch themselves and even got to meet Margate FC Striker, Joe Taylor!
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.