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The Scrapstore @ East Kent Mencap

The Scrapstore @ East Kent Mencap is an exciting green initiative that looks to reduce waste in Thanet. The Scrapstore 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 Scrapstore, 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 Scrapstore @ 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 Scrapstore @ 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. 

Call out for desks, chairs and unwanted craft supplies

We are currently seeking desks, chairs and unwanted craft supplies to help us set up this initiative. If you are or know someone who is getting rid of desks, chairs, or craft supplies, please do get in touch – We may be able to collect! Please email funds@eastkentmencap.co.uk if you can help. Thank you so much!

Follow the Scrapstore @ East Kent Mencap on Instagram here for updates!

East Kent Mencap’s GOLD project, which runs the Scrapstore @ 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.