Thanet Thinkers

GOLD Thanet Thinkers Jean Jacques and David

Thanet Thinkers in Margate is on from 1-3pm on Tuesdays at Wetherspoons, The Pavillon, in Ramsgate. This is aimed at people with a learning difficulty who live independently and receive little or no other support. 

Thanet Thinkers provides opportunities to:

-       Meet new friends 

-       Talk about things that are important to you

-       Get involved with the local community

-       Get information that enables you to stay independent


       If you need support to access the group or participate, please bring your support with you.



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