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East Kent Mencap - Sheppey Resource Centre

Promoting Wellbeing Service


Programme of Activities


We provide a range of activities which develop and enhance the health and wellbeing of people who use our services. We ensure people are supported to make choices which enable participation within our own services by accessing community resources.


Our activities include:


Health and Fitness


Lifestyle and independent living skills


Survival cooking and food safety


Accessing community resources – Leisure centres and clubs which include:


Bowling


Swimming


Sailing


And other sports


We make use of other resources which include Birdwatching, learning computer skills at Libraries.


Staying safe


Travel training


Road safety


Creative workshops including Drama, Dance and Music, Photography, Art, Craft and upcycling.


 


Additional Support


We have developed new services and resources which offer further opportunities for people with additional needs.


These services offer additional communication and sensory activities which increase interaction, engagement, physical health and self-determination.


We employee a dedicated team to provide 1:1 support which enables people with additional health, physical and communication needs to access activities of their choice.


We will build services around people who choose us to support them. We provide opportunities for people to access their community resources.  


We provide support to Children and young people.


We successfully bid for additional funds which enable us to provide activities and special experiences for people who use our services.


 


Promoting Independence Service


Programme of Activities


Activities will require some formal building based delivery, however, to encourage real life approaches, a much higher emphasis will be placed on learning within community based settings.


Our proposed sites will serve as Hub and meeting points.


Sessions/Activities:


What is a person centred plan – How do I achieve my ambitions?


Skills and confidence assessment


Setting my targets and how to recognise that these have been met?


Moving On


How to use our resources to develop your independence


What is risk?


Speaking Up – Basic induction


Travel Training


Keeping Safe – HATE, MATE, PREVENT – How to avoid and resolve – Online safety


Healthy Living – Good Nutrition and Fitness


Wellbeing – Emotional Awareness – Developing and Maintaining friendships – what is loneliness?


Sexual health


Home skills – Budgeting, Paying Bills, Maintaining your benefits, cleaning, cooking, security, recognising home based hazards, minor home maintenance, housing options, Telecare, How to use social media, How to set up service contracts (Utilities bills), GPs and Dentists – When to use A&E


Information and Advice – How and where to find it


Speaking Up – Exploring self-advocacy – Local groups – Self Help – Methods and approaches


Self-help – Testing community based activity – Developing hobbies – creating social networks to share interests – What community based activities are available to you?


Future Options – Work, Further Education, self-directed support – Direct Payments


When to recognise a problem and how to ask for help – Personal resilience and coping skills


 


 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Loughrill
Contact Position
Operations Manager
Telephone
07478 080504
E-mail
karen.loughrill@eastkentmencap.co.uk
Website
www.eastkentmencap.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Trinity House
Address
2 Trinity Road
Sheerness
KENT
APostcode
ME12 2PJ
Notes

New resource in the centre of Sheerness, close to shops and leisure facilities offering a wide range of activities.

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40.50 Per day
£20.25 Per half day
Cost(s)
Referral required?
No
Referral and availability notes

You can self fund, and we accept direct payments, or a referral from KCC.

Notes

The activities are provided for men and women over the age of 18.  We are able to offer places to people who need one to one support if they are accompanied by their own Support Worker.

 

 

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