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East Kent Mencap - Thanet Promoting Independence Service

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
Suzanne Derham
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
01843 224482
E-mail
suzanne.derham@eastkentmencap.co.uk
Website
https://www.eastkentmencap.co.uk/

Where to go

Name
Currently based from our site in Northdown Road, Margate. We are soon to open a new venue.

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm we will work flexibly to cater for personal preference and goals
Time of day
Afternoon
Evening
Morning

Other Details

Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

We accept direct payments, but if KCC are paying for this service you will need a referral

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