Useful links

Books Beyond Words two people looking at a book together

Bemix– A social enterprise which offers paid work and work experience to people with learning difficulties across Kent

Books Beyond Words– An organisation that offers books, services and training for people who find pictures easier to understand than words

Canterbury Christ Church University – A university located in Canterbury, Kent

Carers’ Support East Kent – A charity which offers information, advice and support to carers in Canterbury, Dover and Thanet – A website which offers information and advice to people affected by Cerebral Palsy

Citizens Advice – A charity which offers free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to people about their rights and responsibilities

Confidance – A social enterprise that provides dance and movement classes to people with a learning disability across Kent – A website that provides information and advice about health and wellbeing that’s easy to understand

Healthwatch Kent – An independent organisation which promotes the views of people that use health and social care services across Kent

IMAGO (West Kent) – Support and opportunities to people, families, and communities across West Kent, East Sussex, Medway and South London

Involve Kent – Support and information for carers and young people with SEND in West Kent

KCC Social Care – Kent County Council services and information

Kent Physical Disability Forum – The voice of disabled people across Kent, representing their views to decision makers

Learning Disability England – A membership organisation which provides the opportunity for people with a learning disability to be heard

Learning Disability Foundation – A charity that promotes the rights of people with a learning disability

Mencap – A charity which offers information, advice and support to people with a learning disability

PACT – A Forum for parents and carers of children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) within Kent

Sibs – A charity which supports people who grow up or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister

Special Needs Advisory & Activities Project (SNAAP) – A charity that supports young people with a disability (0-25) in East Kent

Strode Park – A charity that provides nursing and end of life care for people with a learning disability in Kent

For more information on East Kent Mencap’s services call 01843 808 964 or email