East Kent Mencap have a selection of brand new online services for people with a learning disability, including Virtual Day Resource sessions. These services are available during and outside of lockdown, and we can help you with any technical issues accessing these services from home. Find out more here.
Our Ramsgate Day Resource is on Meeting Street and includes a garden with mature trees.
Members can take part in fun activities, learn life skills and meet new friends. Members are also supported to access services in the community.
There is always one member of staff for every four service users, so all individuals can feel supported.
Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
Activities at our Ramsgate Day Resource include cooking, photography, fitness, arts and crafts, drama, gardening, and our Upcycling Project.
We provide many of these activities in partnership with local organisations, including Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.
Members are also supported to access services in the community and be involved in local events like POW Festival.
Throughout the year, members have the opportunity to showcase their work at a number of local events, from photography exhibitions to stage productions.
Our Upcycling Project in Ramsgate transforms unwanted products into something completely new. We run five weekly sessions during which members research trends online, and use their creativity and skills to produce high quality products from stylish furniture to funky table decorations. The process is therapeutic with the physical act of painting and sanding providing a creative outlet for members to take pride in their work.
The items members create are sold for a donation to raise funds for our services, making the process meaningful to the members as people pay for something they’ve created. The purpose of the group is to build self-confidence, learn skills, work as a team and have a positive effect on the environment. Members access their community to find unwanted items by communicating with shop owners. By re-purposing such items, the upcycling group ensure less waste goes to landfill and contribute to their local community.
Upcycled items can be bought at our Margate and Ramsgate Day Resources, as well as at the events we hold throughout the year. To join the group, donate materials or enquire about buying an item please contact, Senior Support Worker, Maria Kourellias, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01843 22 44 82.
Below you can see examples of the wonderful upcycled items the members have created!
How to become a member
To become a member at the Ramsgate Day Resource you can ask your Care Manager to refer you, a family member can call us or you can call us yourself.
To attend our Ramsgate Day Resource, it costs £20.25 for a half day and £40.50 for a full day. Your local authority can pay us directly, or you can pay for your own support with your own money or funding from your family.
Free taster sessions are available for newcomers.
There is free parking in some of the residential streets nearby and multiple bus stops on Harbour Parade, which is a 10 minute walk from the Day Resource. Ramsgate Train Station is a 15 minute walk away.
Get in touch
For more information on our services call 01843 808 964 or email email@example.com
Check out this video below for a taster of the type of activities with which our Day Resource members get involved!