To help stop the spread of Coronavirus some of our services had to be suspended – but, we are still here to support our members in other ways.

We have continued to support many people living in their own homes and in our supported living services, and have continued to provide limited day service opportunities for individuals who desperately need this service.

During this period we have been calling members, dropping off activity packs, and posting online activities and videos for you to enjoy and get involved with from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Thanks to the ideas and involvement of our members, we are constantly developing new online activities.

We have started to run virtual sessions in some locations, so WATCH THIS SPACE!

We have helped people to stay in touch and not feel so lonely.

We have helped people to discover new interests, hobbies and provided opportunities to share their stories with others using safe networks and media.

 

Regarding our online content across our social media channels, on Mondays we have Motivation Mondays, where our Community Fundraising Officer Demi does a Facebook live at lunchtime to tell you about all the exciting activities you can get involved in that week, and she launches the weekly challenge!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we share activities presented by our support workers – so you’ll recognise some friendly faces!

Wednesdays are Wellbeing Wednesdays, with videos and activities to help you look after your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

And we finish the week with Fun Day Fridays!

At the weekends, we sharing suggestions for activities and experiences you can do online, including virtual tours of galleries, zoos, aquariums, museums and gardens.

If you’re looking for more things to do, check out our ultimate list of things to at home here.

And if you need some advice about Coronavirus, check out the resources we have available in the News section of our website here.

We want to make sure that at this challenging time, all our members, their families and carers all feel connected, supported and safe. Do get involved in the activities and share your thoughts – We love hearing from you!

Our wonderful East Kent Mencap community can still be connected, even if we’re not all physically together for the time being.

If you have any ideas for content we could share, have feedback or are interested to know more about East Kent Mencap, do email marketing@eastkentmencap.co.uk

Remember to tune in to Demi’s Facebook lives every Monday lunchtime!

Stay safe,
From the whole East Kent Mencap team