East Kent Mencap is a charity that supports adults and children with a learning disability in the East Kent area to live as independently as possible and to achieve the things they want out of life. The area we cover reaches across the region of East Kent.
Our purpose is to build peoples’ confidence, self-esteem and skills as well as create opportunities and choices for people with a learning disability both now and in the future.
We want people with a learning disability to be seen, heard and valued by their communities. We are very proud of our Members Committee that is made up of EKM service users. The committee members represent all of the different services and geographical locations that we cover at EKM.
We work to raise awareness of the lives of people with a learning disability, and we campaign for equal rights and opportunities.
We believe in: being people-centred; empowering, including and respecting all people; challenging wrong ways of thinking about learning disability; developing news ideas and transforming lives.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: