In June 2018, we changed our name from Skillnet to bemix.  We wanted to have a clearer, more focused message about who we are and what we do.  That is that our vision is of a world where everyone is treated as an equal and valued as an individual - we should all have the same chance to be seen, be heard and belong.
People from across the organisation shared what being part of bemix means to them.  Watch the video at the top of the page to see what we said.
Our 1st anniversary of being called bemix is just a few days before Learning Disability Awareness Week (17th - 23rd June) and the first Learning Disability Pride (15th - 21st June).  Learning Disability Pride is led by Gary Bourlet, a leader in the People First movement and Founder of Learning Disability England.    

About Learning Disability Pride

"Learning Disability Pride – we are proud of who we are!
People with learning disabilities have been kept out of community life in the past. Not any more. We are going to ordinary schools with our brothers and sisters, we live in our own homes, have jobs and do a lot for our communities.

There is still a lot to be done to make life better for some of us, but we want to celebrate all we have achieved."

Find out more on the LDPride website -   or follow #LDPride on social media.

Our events

Along with our usual projects where we co-work to make sure that people with learning difficulties and/or autism are fully involved in society, we are running a number of additional events to mark Learning Disability Awareness Week and LDPride.

Tuesday 18th June - Discovery Catering Pop Up Vegetarian Cafe @ Westgate Hall, Canterbury, 12.30 - 3pm

Join us for freshly prepared, delicious vegetarian and vegan food.  The Mayor of Canterbury will also be joining us for lunch to support us to be seen, be heard and belong. Find out future cafe dates here.

Wednesday 19th June - Awareness Training for the DWP

Members of Eco Shed and Supported Internships are co-delivering a presentation to the Swale DWP. We will be talking about how we can work together in a way that benefits and includes everyone.  We will be sharing stories of achievement and co-production from Eco Shed and Supported Internships.