The Scrap Store @ East Kent Mencap

The Scrap Store @ East Kent Mencap is an exciting green initiative that looks to reduce waste in Thanet. The Scrap Store will encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle by taking in safe, clean ‘scrap’ craft products so that re-usable items are saved from landfill. The craft supplies are sold at affordable prices for others to use to get creative. It is run by members of East Kent Mencap who have a learning disability, and all art supplies have been donated.

Parents, community groups, and individuals can visit the Scrap Store, which is at East Kent Mencap’s Foresters Hall in Ramsgate, to fill a provided box with their choice of art supplies for a small charge of £5. This price covers running costs. A subscription will be available to groups who may require larger quantities 

The Scrap Store @ East Kent Mencap provides work experience and volunteer opportunities for people with a learning disability, enabling them to build a portfolio of employability skills with a view to finding paid work. 

We aim for the Scrap Store @ East Kent Mencap to bring together people with a learning disability and members of the public, and to promote the skills and creativity of people with a learning disability. 

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East Kent Mencap’s GOLD project, which runs the Scrap Store @ East Kent Mencap, supports people with a learning disability in Thanet who do not receive statutory funding. GOLD is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Find out more about GOLD here.

For more information on our GOLD Project call 0845 004 1876 or email or