The Community Information group has been running for over a year now from our Thanet Resource Hub but shockingly, there are some that do not know what they get up to:
‘It is a bit of a mystery to most members and even some staff, who are not or have been connected with it.’ Comments support worker Chris Porter, who runs the group on Tuesdays.
‘We had to be creative at the beginning as this was the first group of its kind, but that being said the group have done some really good work!’
The things the Community Information group do include:
Accessing local libraries across the Thanet area.
Using public transport to get out and about within the community.
Researching various topics using different methods such as I.T or hard copied information. (This has included local cinema price differences, what’s on at local theatres and how we would be able to get to places outside the Thanet area).
Linking in with other groups such as Thanet Thinkers and District Partnership Groups to exchange information.
Finding out about local resources and activities suitable for our group and others.
So far, we have:
Created a children’s story from scratch, including illustrations.
Written themed poems to share with our families and friends.
Discussed healthy eating, lifestyles and budgeting.
Accessed a number of community venues.
Chris: Community Support Worker, May 2014
Poetry – By The Community Information Group:
Easter for Me
Easter weekend’s full of fun,
On Good Friday, I will have a hot cross bun.
We patiently wait for the Easter Bunny,
He hops, jumps and looks ever so funny.
Mum cooks us all an Easter roast dinner,
With all the family round, you know it’s a winner.
Easter picnic’s in the park,
Children playing, having a lark.
Sending families and friends an Easter card,
Picking the right one can be ever so hard.
Parades and bonnets in the sun,
People watching and having fun.
Celebrating Easter with my mum,
She will always be my number 1.
By Mel, Karen. Natalie and Pat. April, 2014
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What Christmas Means To Me
White and fluffy snow
Glistening on the ground
Crunching under wellies
Footprints can be found
Sleigh bells in the distance
Silence on the street
Santa is on his way
Its time to go to sleep
Stockings on the fireplace
Waiting to be seen
Full of lovely goodies
Where Santa has just been
Footprints from the fire
Leading to the chair
Santa eating all the goodies
That we left for him there
Full of excitement and glee
We wake in the morning light
Seeing presents round the tree
Our eyes all wide and bright.
Melanie Barber, Susan Ables, Kerry Amber, Chantelle Vidgen. December, 2013
For more information on the Community Information Group or our Thanet Resource Hub, contact 01843-224482 or Wendy.Cameron@eastkentmencap.co.uk