Wednesday, 22 August 2018 by EastKentMencap
Locality meetings work with people with a learning disability, their families and carers as well as other organisations to make sure Valuing People happens locally and across Kent. Anyone can get involved in their locality meeting. You can find out what is happening in your local community. You might also want to tell us about things that are good in your area or what needs to be better.
This week, our tenants at Arkley Road celebrated Christmas, a little earlier than the rest of us. Support Workers, Kelly Forrest and Kerry Williams came up with the idea to have a ‘Christmas Day’ earlier in the month as tenants were heading back to their families for the holidays.
Arkley Road Tenant, Paul Pinder, loves horses and had been so excited about seeing the play War Horse. Having booked tickets in July 2016 for the show at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, the suspense continued... Over a year later and the wait was finally over!
In September, our Canterbury service staged a spectacular soiree for over 100 people at the Marine Hotel. Guests included people with a learning disability who had previously used our services in the Canterbury District but also parents and carers who have supported us over the years.