bemix is excited to be working with East Kent Mencap and Learning Disability England to set up a new leadership course for people with learning difficulties in Kent.

In November, we surveyed 104 adults with learning difficulties. We found that:

  • 10 were already active as leaders.
  • 33 were not doing anything, but want to.
  • All 10 who were already active want to do more.
  • From this sample, we think as many as 500 people in Kent would be interested in, and suitable for, a leadership course.
  • People are keen to work with the Council and police.
  • Building confidence is the biggest need from a course, together with the skills to speak up and be heard.

To find out more, download the Easy Read survey results here, or full results here.

If you are interested in joining the course and want to stay updated, please let us know here.