East Kent Mencap is a charity that supports adults and children with a learning disability to become more independent.
We are a local group affiliated to Mencap and adhere to their quality standards and policies but we are independently run and funded. We aim to maximise independence and minimise dependence through education, choice, community involvement and participation.
The area we cover reaches across the region of East Kent, including Thanet, Canterbury and Swale.
East Kent Mencap offers a variety of opportunities for people with a learning disability. All of our services are person-centred, supporting people to develop their lives in whatever ways they choose.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Our mission is to provide opportunities in East Kent for adults and children with a learning disability, enabling them to achieve the things they want out of life.
We believe in:
- being people-centred,
- empowering, including and respecting all people,
- challenging wrong ways of thinking about learning disability,
- developing new ideas, and
- transforming lives.