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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.


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
01843 224482

Where to go

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

Other Details

Referral required?
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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