People with a learning disability living in Herne Bay and the surrounding area will soon be able to enjoy exciting new activities, all for FREE, thanks to funding from Canterbury City Council. The well being sessions will take place in June and July and include: Upcycling, Feeling Fit, Cooking, Drama, Reminiscence and Photography. Activities will be based at the Arkley Studio but we also plan to get out and about in the local community. With a 1:4 staff ratio, everyone will have lots of support to learn a new skill at their own pace.
Canterbury City Council recognised that there is a lack of opportunities for people with a learning disability living in the Herne Bay area and welcomed our proposal to set up a new community hub. Following an initial meeting with a support worker to capture their details, individuals can choose their tasters and agree their goals for the sessions.
Everyone will be offered up to 8 FREE sessions, after which time they will be supported to review their goals and discuss next steps. This might include continuing with their sessions, changing to a new activity, and signposting to another service. Further sessions can be self-funded or charged as part of a care package. We hope the funding will encourage people to try activities at the new hub so that we can establish a permanent service. Activities will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
To find out more and book your FREE place, contact Resource Manager, Amy Johnson or call 01843 224482.