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Respite care and short breaks

Imago Short Breaks

Imago delivers two new and innovative programmes for our Short Breaks Service for disabled children and young people in Kent. Youth Cafés for 8-15 year olds, focusing on building confidence, participation, life skills and independence. (2hrs once a fortnight) Saturday Clubs for 15-19 year olds,…
Telephone:
0300 111 1110
E-mail:
shortbreaks@imago.community
Website:
www.imago.community/.../Short-Breaks-Service
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

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

Folkestone day centre for older people

Folkestone day centre offers 2 course meals delivered to your home; a hot lunch five days a week at the centre; hearing aid service; assisted bathing and showering from the centre; hair dressing; footcare; one-to-one computer lessons, reflexology; chair based exercises and organised activities with like-minded…
Telephone:
01303 279 031
E-mail:
centre@ageukfolkestone.org.uk
Website:
www.ageuk.org.uk/

Faversham Umbrella Centre - living well with mental illness

The Faversham Umbrella Centre was set up 22 years ago to provide recreational activities. The ultimate goal is to support you to integrate back into the community, rather than feel isolated by mental illness. The Puddles Café offers low cost light refreshments and opportunities to…
Telephone:
01795 229143
E-mail:
info@favershamumbrella.org
Website:
www.faversham.org/.../umbrella.aspx

Herne Bay Umbrella Centre

We offer a series of activities, outings and advice sessions which members can attend. These include cookery, encompassing the budgeting, shopping and education on a nutritional diet as well as the practical cooking of the meal in line with both the Six Ways to Wellbeing…
Telephone:
01227 370200
E-mail:
annestevenson@umbrella.plus.com
Website:
hernebayumbrella.btck.co.uk/

East Kent Mencap - Housing Services

East Kent Mencap has properties in Thanet, Canterbury and Swale with supported and independent living for people with a learning disability. All tenants are supported and encouraged to become as independent as possible. Support can be offered in all aspects of living in a community…
Telephone:
07365 263993
E-mail:
sue.beaumont@eastkentmencap.co.uk
Website:
www.eastkentmencap.co.uk/

Volcare - Canterbury and Thanet. A home based respite care service for Carers

Volcare is a home based respite care service for Carers, currently fully funded by Social Services.  It offers Carers the opportunity to have flexible respite care of their choice. Full time volunteers are introduced to Carers and their families, and visit over a number of…
Telephone:
01227 937740
E-mail:
susan.volcare@crossroadskent.org
Website:
https://advicefinder.turn2us.org.uk/.../2637

Kent Pathways Service

The Kent Pathways Service supports adults with a learning disability to become more independent. We can help you to improve your independence by developing life skills so you need less help. We will support you for between 1 and 12 weeks to learn or re-learn…
Telephone:
03000 41 61 61
E-mail:
kentpathwaysservice@kent.gov.uk
Website:
Kent County Council Kent Pathways Service website

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