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Blackthorn Trust - helping disabled adults to achieve more

Blackthorn Trust is a charity which provides medical care, specialist therapies and rehabilitation through work placements within Blackthorn Garden. It aims to help people living with mental, physical and learning disabilities. The diverse range of activities offered enable you to acquire new skills and gain confidence to better deal with challenges.…
Telephone:
01622 828 382
E-mail:
garden@blackthorn.org.uk
Website:
www.blackthorn.org.uk/

Kent Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (KASBAH)

The Charity was founded by a group of parents of children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 1966 with the aim of helping families in circumstances similar to their own. Today the service is open to people with a physical and/or learning disability and their families. KASBAH offers Independent…
Telephone:
01474 536501
E-mail:
admin@kasbah.org.uk
Website:
www.medwayfisd.com/.../service.page
Age Range:
Ages 16-18, 18-25 (Transition)

Kent Friendz - support for people with learning disabilites

Tailored practical support for people with learning disabilities to lead independent lives and their families. The service also offers transport to leisure activities of your choice.
Telephone:
01732 838183
E-mail:
chris.kentfriendz@hotmail.co.uk
Website:
www.kentfriendz.org.uk/
Disablities:
Learning difficulty

Dimensions Kent Domiciliary Care Office

Dimensions in the South region provides a range of personalised support services for people and achieves great outcomes based on our commitments to personalisation.  We are experienced in developing and providing innovative support for people with complex needs and challenging behaviour and we are highly…
Telephone:
0300 303 90132
Website:
www.dimensions-uk.org/

Diabetes UK - Maidstone Area Parents Support Group (MAPS)

The Diabetes UK Maidstone Area Parents Support Group (MAPS) group is one of over 350 voluntary groups situated throughout the UK. Our goal is to provide support and educate children living with Type 1 diabetes, as well as their family, friends and anyone else who is interested…
E-mail:
mapsmaidstone@hotmail.com
Website:
maidstoneandareaparents.diabetesukgroup.org/

Age UK - Canterbury

Age UK - Canterbury aims to improve the lives of anyone over 50 in the Canterbury district. In our drop-in café, we offer an enjoyable day out with fresh lunches. We offer fun and friendship in our day centre, and toenail cutting in our clinic.…
Telephone:
01227 462368
0800 032 7687
E-mail:
info@ageukcanterbury.org.uk
Website:
www.ageuk.org.uk/

Swale MASH - Orchards Centre

Multi-Agency Specialist Hubs (MASHs) are our centres for disabled children and their families.   At our centre you and your child can benefit from a number of professional and healthcare services.
Telephone:
03000 42 00 05
Website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../swale-mash-orchards
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

Thanet MASH - Green Banks

Multi-Agency Specialist Hubs (MASHs) are our centres for disabled children and their families.   At our centre you and your child can benefit from a number of professional and healthcare services.
Telephone:
03000 42 00 03
Website:
www.kent.gov.uk/.../thanet-mash-green-banks
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

AbilityNet

AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled people of all ages find the right access technologies to faciliate full use of computers and the Internet.
Telephone:
0800 269545
E-mail:
enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk
Website:
www.abilitynet.org.uk/
Age Range:
Suitable for all ages

Action for Kids

Supports children and young people up to the age of 26, who have physical or learning disabilities.
Telephone:
020 8347 8111
E-mail:
info@actionforkids.org
Website:
www.actionforkids.org/
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10

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