Events for week of 20th May, 2019

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Mon 20th

Gateway Club

20th May @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Tue 21st

Thanet Thinkers

21st May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 22nd

GOLD Drop-in Session

22nd May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Social Club

22nd May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Healthy Living Club

22nd May @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 23rd

GOLD Group

23rd May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


23rd May @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 24th
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Sat 25th
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Sun 26th
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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.

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.
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.
A group of adults with learning disabilities recently found out how to tell their life stories at a workshop organised by East Kent Mencap, in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch.