At Active Lives Active Minds we are passionate about helping people to be more active, develop more interests and to connect with other people in their community. We are a non-profit organisation that supports paid staff and a band of lovely volunteers.

We run a range of recreational and creative activities across Thanet and surrounding areas.

Activity Groups

We run activity groups in venues like care homes and day centres. All our activity sessions are based on the yearly calendar so this means that there is a great variety in what we offer and that it helps people orientate to the world outside their doors. Creative activities are our tool so we use art, poetry, crafts, music reminiscence, singing and music as well as games and quizzes to stimulate mind and body.

Activity groups usually work best with a limit of 10 participants.


We get invited in to run events at local clubs, care centres and sheltered housing.

Events can suit a larger number of people and we offer Tea Dances, Quiz Tournaments, 'Down Memory Lane' sessions as well as poetry & art workshops.

We've been thrilled to work with Thanet Community Support Partnership and Age UK on providing Active Lives Active Minds events to older people in Thanet.

Individual Support

We already support a number of people on a 'One to One' basis. These people either live on their own in the community or live in care homes. We provide transport and a support worker to either get the person out and embracing their local facilities or alternatively we can run a session with them 'in-house'.

Our 'One to One' sessions are very well suited to support carers - while we engage the 'cared for' person in activity, their carer has some time for themselves.


Out and About

We are passionate about getting people out into their community and making social connections. Every few weeks we organise a group outing that enables people to be supported and explore the rich array of local resources and festivals that are available in the local area. Sometimes this might be a lunch at a pub, a visit to a local art gallery,  picnic lunch in the park, a theatre trip or an outing to have 'Afternoon Tea'. Fees for these trips vary according to the nature of the venue and the numbers attending. If you'd like to get on the mailing list for news about our outings then please email us on:

A new project for the Spring - 'Out & About in Ramsgate'

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a new project that's specifically for Ramsgate. Our aim is to help lonely and isolated people that live in Central Harbour ward to engage in social outings to local places of interest. Volunteers will befriend and support individuals to join in with group outings and make new friends. The project not only benefits Ramsgate residents but will support Ramsgate businesses too. If you would like to be involved please email us on: 

Full training & support will be given.

Our Van Gogh inspired Art & Poetry workshop was a great success

    Please make a donation to help us continue our work - your cash will help us to set up new community activities for vulnerable adults.

    Our target goal is to create a Creative Activities Hub and your help is greatly appreciated.

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