Individuals with a learning disability
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
In August, tenants from William House went on a week long holiday to Butlin’s in Bognor Regis. The trip proved popular amongst the group, with everyone appearing to enjoy themselves.
Arkley Road Tenant, Paul Pinder, loves horses and had been so excited about seeing the play War Horse. Having booked tickets in July 2016 for the show at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, the suspense continued... Over a year later and the wait was finally over!
In September, our Canterbury service staged a spectacular soiree for over 100 people at the Marine Hotel. Guests included people with a learning disability who had previously used our services in the Canterbury District but also parents and carers who have supported us over the years.
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.
Carriers for Causes grants support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’. They are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Many members of East Kent Mencap will be familiar with the friendly staff at the One Stop Shop in Northdown Road, so we were hopeful when we sent off a request to fund trips for the young people accessing our holiday clubs.