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.



Patrick and Carson
The Icons of Ramsgate project was developed by Ramsgate artist, Carson Parkin-Fairley and its aim was to shine a light on the residents of Ramsgate. Carson delivered a series of workshops with the East Kent Mencap GOLD group, Pie Factory Music, and a local women’s social group, The Screaming Mary Club. Icon artworks were created
Presentation of Asda Foundation cheque to the GOLD group
Our GOLD (Getting On with Learning Difficulties) project was delighted to receive a donation of £600 from the ASDA Foundation for their Thursday Café Club.  Tracey from the Broadstairs ASDA Store popped over to present the cheque to an enthusiastic group at the club in Ramsgate.  The group are all adults with a learning difficulty
GOLD members at nurses training
During Learning Disability Week  we spoke with the GOLD (Getting On with Learning Difficulties) group about their collaboration with  Canterbury Christ Church University to assist nursing students with their training and hear what they think about it. Fiona Wonford, GOLD Project Manager, Daniel Marsden, Senior Lecturer and Professional Lead in Learning Disabilities at Canterbury Christ Church University,
The Scrap Store is pausing receiving donations of craft materials for a month.