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Specialist Fostering

This service provides a short term foster placements for disabled children and young people. The time will be agreed as part of the education, health and care plan for the disabled child or young person.
Website:
www.kent.gov.uk
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

Overnight short breaks for disabled children and young people

This service offers overnight breaks in a short breaks unit. This may be a Kent County Council overnight unit or private provider suited to the needs of your child. The number of nights will be agreed as part of your child's education, health and care plan.…
Website:
www.kent.gov.uk
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 5-10
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI) Intervenors

Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI) Intervenors provide: short breaks within the home or in the community access to social activities support for transitions in education support for development of independence and mobility.
Telephone:
01233 898515
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10, 18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Hearing impaired, Visually impaired

Short Breaks Service for Pre-School Children

Kent Portage Service provides: home visiting education service for pre-school children with additional needs weekly drop in and play sessions held across the county for families referred to Portage.
Telephone:
01892 501897
E-mail:
kentportage@kent.gov.uk
Website:
Educational home visits for pre-school children
Age Range:
Ages 0-4
Disablities:
Profound, severe or complex

Sensory Short Breaks Activities

Opportunities for sensory impaired children to come together with children with similar impairments.
Website:
www.kent.gov.uk
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 5-10
Disablities:
Hearing impaired, Visually impaired, Physical sensory/medical

Direct Payment Support Service

This service offers advice and support to help families to manage the use of direct payments.
Website:
Direct payments
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

The Parents Consortium Family Advice Service

Information and advice about services for disabled children and their families.
Telephone:
01322 668501
E-mail:
admin@wearebeams.org.uk
Website:
We Are Beams
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10, 18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

Family days - The Parents Consortium

Events for children and young people with any type of disability and their families.
Telephone:
01322 668501
E-mail:
admin@wearebeams.org.uk
Website:
We Are Beams
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

HOUSE in the Basement - Additional Needs Youth Club

Tuesdays, 6pm - 9pm
Session for young people with additional needs (Term time only)
Telephone:
01732 459953
Website:
HOUSE in the Basement Facebook page

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