Foresters Café

Foresters Café is open from 1-3pm at Old Foresters Hall on Thursdays. This is aimed at people with a learning difficulty who live independently and receive little or no other support. 

Foresters Café provides opportunities to:

-       Meet new friends

-       Talk about things that are important to you

-       Get involved with the local community

-       Get information that enables you to stay independent 

If you need support to access the Foresters Café, please bring your support with you.

Two women and one man at a desk during the Living Skills course looking at the cost of ingredients
GOLD (Getting On with Learning Difficulties) has recently launched a new Living Skills group. The first part of the programme is a 12-week course designed to support people with a learning difficulty in developing their budgeting and cooking skills, covering everything from researching the cheapest ingredients to how to cook low-cost healthy meals. Rosie said,
The backs of two ladies using the air fryers
KM is a caring individual with a learning difficulty in her early thirties, who has achieved great success with the support from the GOLD team.  KM relocated to the UK from abroad with her parents; she had a working visa but faced the huge challenge of building a new life in a new country. Struggling
Patrick and Carson
The Icons of Ramsgate project was developed by Ramsgate artist, Carson Parkin-Fairley and its aim was to shine a light on the residents of Ramsgate. Carson delivered a series of workshops with the East Kent Mencap GOLD group, Pie Factory Music, and a local women’s social group, The Screaming Mary Club. Icon artworks were created
Presentation of Asda Foundation cheque to the GOLD group
Our GOLD (Getting On with Learning Difficulties) project was delighted to receive a donation of £600 from the ASDA Foundation for their Thursday Café Club.  Tracey from the Broadstairs ASDA Store popped over to present the cheque to an enthusiastic group at the club in Ramsgate.  The group are all adults with a learning difficulty