(formerly National Schizophrenia Fellowship). RETHINK exists to help people with severe mental illness, their families and carers. Locally, the Sevenoaks Carers Support Group organises meetings for carers, with speakers, for ten months of the year and represents RETHINK on local committees involved with mental health issues. They also offer support to the local RETHINK housing project, and help sufferers and carers in many different ways.
Registered Charity: 271028
is a supported living Established in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, the parent of a disabled child, MacIntyre has grown to become a leading national charity, highly respected and committed to setting standards and increasing choice. MacIntyre provides learning, support and care for more than 900 children and adults with learning disabilities, at more than 120 MacIntyre services across the UK. The diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living schemes, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as residential special schools and a further education college. In Kent there is a supported living scheme in Sevenoaks and a number of individuals are helped via outreach services. KPG donations will provide facilities and additional resources.
Registered Charity: 250840
Mencap works in partnership with people with learning disabilities, providing services to support them to live life as they choose.
It provides high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible with advice given through helplines and websites. Mencap also campaigns for the changes that people with learning disabilities want.
Mencap has strong relations with a local network of more than 500 affiliated groups. Mencap’s local groups are individual charities in their own right, but are guided by the group to ensure people with learning disabilities and their families have support locally as well as nationally.
Registered Charity: 222377