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The Hop Yard - day opportunities for adults with learning disabilites

The Hop Yard helps adults with learning disabilities to develop self-confidence, learn new skills and make friends. Contact the Head Office (based in Lenham, Kent) to find out more information about the following: ‘Horse and Cart’ to ride horses and do other yard activities such as…
Telephone:
01622 859216
E-mail:
hopyard@symboltrust.org
Website:
www.hopyard.org/

Maidstone Marsham Street Café - day opportunities for adults with disabilities

The Marsham Street Café supports adults with a learning disability. The Café offers the opportunity to help with the running of the Café whilst building confidence, developing skills and broadening opportunities.
Telephone:
01622 690369
E-mail:
admin@mcsc.org.uk
Website:
www.mcsc.org.uk/.../cafe

Ferrings Country Centre - day activities for adults with learning disabilities

Ferring Country Centre provides training and work experience for adults with learning difficulties through assisting with the Riding Therapy Unit, Garden Centre, Café, Small Animals Farm and Charity Shop.
E-mail:
office@ferringcountrycentre.org
Website:
www.ferringcountrycentre.org/

Gateway Volunteers

Gateway Volunteers is a supported volunteering programme for people to contribute to their community by assisting customers and staff at Maidstone Gateway. Funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities programme, it aims to give people a fulfilling and skill enhancing opportunity, building confidence and enabling…
Telephone:
07428667999
E-mail:
rachel.coppins@vam-online.org.uk
Website:
www.vam-online.org.uk/

Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow’s mission is to provide creative solutions to the challenge of enabling all people with dementia and those affected by it to live well and to thrive. We do this by delivering participatory performance and dementia workshops to engage people living with dementia in…
Telephone:
07823 687687
E-mail:
info@brightshadow.org.uk
Website:
www.dementiaaction.org.uk/.../2078-bright_shadow

A Potential Diamond

We work with people with autism or learning disabilities often while they are still at college but also if they are unemployed and keen to find full-time or part-time work. We get to know them as individuals, find out about their strengths and aspirations and…
Telephone:
077389 41415
E-mail:
richard@apotentialdiamond.org
Website:
www.apotentialdiamond.org/

Burgess Autistic Trust

Our charity was set up by Janet and Bill Burgess, who themselves were parents of an autistic child, in order to raise awareness of the condition and to give advice and support to those in a similar position. 30 years on, we have grown in…
Telephone:
02084 642 897
E-mail:
contactus@choicesupport.org.uk
Website:
https://www.choicesupport.org.uk

Dover Community Service

Kent County Council community activities for people with learning disabilities. We put the individual at the heart of what we offer in Dover, Walmer and Deal. There is a large choice of activities to suit people of all abilities. This could be: making friends and…
Telephone:
03000 418264
Age Range:
Ages 16-18, 19-25, 18-25 (Transition), Suitable for all ages

Thanet Community Service

Kent County Council community activities for people with learning disabilities. We put the individual at the heart of what we offer in Thanet. There is a large choice of activities to suit people of all abilities. This could be: making friends and socialising learning new…
Telephone:
03000 411333

Shepway Community Service

Kent County Council community activities for people with learning disabilities. We put the individual at the heart of what we offer in Shepway, including Romney Marsh, Hythe and Folkestone. There is a large choice of activities to suit people of all abilities. This could be:…
Telephone:
03000 414345

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