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1 Thanet Music Café Progress Report-July 2010

2 What we have done so far? We have met on a regular basis with some partners, these include: We have met on a regular basis with some partners, these include: - East Kent Mencap - East Kent Mencap - Pie Factory - Pie Factory - Thanet Volunteer Bureau - Thanet Volunteer Bureau

3 We are talking to these people to become partners: Thanet District Council Thanet District Council Kent Police Kent Police Kent Adult Social Services Kent Adult Social Services East Kent Coastal Primary Care Trust East Kent Coastal Primary Care Trust Thanet District Partnership Group Thanet District Partnership Group The Theatre Royal The Theatre Royal Thanet Mind Thanet Mind

4 We have been looking for a venue We have visited lots of different cafes and empty shops:

5 We have been talking to Thanet Mind who run the Garden Café in Ramsgate to see if we can rent their space We have been talking to Thanet Mind who run the Garden Café in Ramsgate to see if we can rent their space We have asked them if we can rent their space once a week for 3 months as a pilot We have asked them if we can rent their space once a week for 3 months as a pilot

6 How we plan to do this? Once a week we will run accredited courses through the Open College Network for 2 hours, this will be for people with and without a learning difficulty. Once a week we will run accredited courses through the Open College Network for 2 hours, this will be for people with and without a learning difficulty. The café will be run by people with a learning difficulty, for 4 hours per week. The café will be run by people with a learning difficulty, for 4 hours per week. We will employ 1 person with a learning difficulty and 1 person without to run this pilot. We will employ 1 person with a learning difficulty and 1 person without to run this pilot. People that are doing the course will arrange 1 event in the evening for everyone to access. People that are doing the course will arrange 1 event in the evening for everyone to access.

7 Through doing a pilot people will see if this works! Through doing a pilot people will see if this works! We will carry on having regular meetings with Partners for planning and development We will carry on having regular meetings with Partners for planning and development

8 What else have we done? 5 people are accessing Direct Payments, to be part of the planning group 5 people are accessing Direct Payments, to be part of the planning group We visit different places and similar projects. We have been to Dover and Canterbury to see what people do on the Media and Music Course We visit different places and similar projects. We have been to Dover and Canterbury to see what people do on the Media and Music Course People have been working on the Business Plan People have been working on the Business Plan

9 Funding We are applying for Awards for All for this pilot We are applying for Awards for All for this pilot Through the Bright Sparks Funding we have been paying people to attend meetings, 3 people have been paid Through the Bright Sparks Funding we have been paying people to attend meetings, 3 people have been paid

10 What we plan to do next Carry on paying people to attend planning meetings Carry on paying people to attend planning meetings Finish the Business Plan Finish the Business Plan Carry on applying for funding Carry on applying for funding Work in partnership with Community Builders to develop our Business Plan and look for more funding Work in partnership with Community Builders to develop our Business Plan and look for more funding Look for new people to work with within the local community Look for new people to work with within the local community

11 Contact Details Skillnet Group Laura Maude (Co-ordinator Social Firms) Nick Newport (Business Group) East Kent Mencap Angela Brown (Community Co-ordinator) Richard Hensby (Planning Group)


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