Events for week of 19th March, 2018

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Mon 19th

Gateway Club

19th March @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Tue 20th

Valuing People Project – Thanet Locality Meeting

20th March @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thanet Thinkers

20th March @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 21st

GOLD Drop-in Session

21st March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Social Club

21st March @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Healthy Living Club

21st March @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 23rd
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Sat 24th
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Sun 25th
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The Supporting People Enablement Team (SPET) was established in December 2012 to provide one-to-one support to East Kent Mencap tenants to enable them to become more independent and access a greater number of services in the community.

The SPET team support our tenants to achieve the things they want out of life, whether this is maintaining contact with friends and family, finding a job, or speaking up about the things that are important to them. They support tenants to understand their tenancies and run monthly tenants’ meetings to help people to speak up about tenancy-related issues. The team also provide person-centred plans to support people to realise their goals and be the person they want to be. SPET offer two support groups to tenants: Breakfast Club and Women's Group, which provide the opportunity for them to discuss the things that are important to them.

The SPET team has demonstrated that providing specialist, one-to-one support to people with a learning disability can have a significant impact on their level of independence, be it through travel training, finding employment and voluntary opportunities, or education. SPET's work has challenged assumptions about people’s aspirations and forced through organisational change by being focused on these, rather than maintaining the status quo.

For more information, contact us via email, or phone 01843-224482.

East Kent Mencap - Community

Befriender – Volunteer

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 by
The Supporting People Enablement Team (SPET) are currently helping one of our older tenants to find a companion to spend time with on a regular basis. She loves spending time out and about and is looking for a mature female to share her love of arts and crafts, accompany her on trips, and have a chat over coffee.
SPET supports co-founder of Learning Disability England
Our SPET team have been supporting the co-founder of Learning Disability England, Gary Boulet, to achieve the organisation's goal of making people's voices louder.
Volunteer supports tenant to go on holiday
Having been on a number of day-trips in and around Kent and Sussex, tenant, Joyce, and volunteer, Linda, decided to go on a short break to Blackpool.
Our SPET team was recently invited to Canterbury Christchurch University to discuss their work with the School of Nursing to help educate healthcare students about learning disability.




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