Our charity works with some of Kent’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people, adults with a learning disability. A learning disability affects the way a person learns, understands information and communicates. Without the right support this can leave some people with a lack of choice in how and where they live, difficulty in accessing appropriate learning and education, facing discrimination, exclusion and even abuse, potentially leading them to be isolated, to have low self-esteem and suffer loneliness.
Our charity aims to ensure that having a learning disability is not a barrier to living a full life. We believe everyone should have choice and opportunities which support their aspirations for independence, to perhaps find a job and play a fuller role within a more inclusive, accepting and diverse community. We support people by increasing options for independence and learning by providing them with a home, personal development programmes, training projects and inspiring work experiences such as our Rare Breeds Centre, a farm based visitor attraction which is open to the public and attracts over 100,000 visitors per year. We operate as a family unit, working closely with service users, friends, families, volunteers and supporters to provide choice and equality of opportunity and achievement for the people we support.