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Respite care and short breaks

IMAGO

We deliver a range of services and projects; supporting independence, reducing social isolation and creating opportunities, for some of the most vulnerable in our communities. In addition we help voluntary and community sector organisations operate more effectively by offering a range of information, advice, resources,…
Telephone:
01892 530330
E-mail:
hello@imago.community
Website:
www.imago.community/

Action for Children

Action for Children helps more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers through 650 projects across the UK. We also promote social justice by lobbying and campaigning for change. Today, Action for Children is the leading UK provider of family and community centres, children's…
Website:
Action for Children
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 0-4, Ages 5-10, 18-25 (Transition)

Residential placements for disabled children and young people

This service offers residential placements, The number of nights 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

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

Maidstone Mencap specialist school holiday activities

The specialist summer holiday scheme aims to provide an opportunity for children and young people with severe and complex needs who cannot access a mainstream summer holiday scheme to take part in fun activities. It also aims to ensure that families of these children receive…
Telephone:
01622 670464
E-mail:
help@mencap.org.uk
Website:
https://www.mencap.org.uk/.../maidstone-mencap-charitable-trust-ltd
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

Maidstone Mencap specialist saturday club

Our monthly specialist saturday clubs provide opportunities for children and young people with severe and complex needs, who cannot access mainstream clubs, to meet in a social/group setting.
Telephone:
01622 670464
E-mail:
help@mencap.org.uk
Website:
https://www.mencap.org.uk/.../maidstone-mencap-charitable-trust-ltd
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

Kent Friendz holiday and weekend activities

We provide opportunities for children and young people with severe and complex needs, who cannot access mainstream clubs, to meet in a social/group setting. We offer: Saturday clubs holiday activities after school clubs 16+ evening clubs adults' activities home support services.
Telephone:
01732 838183
E-mail:
chris.kentfriendz@hotmail.co.uk
Website:
www.kentfriendz.org.uk/
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 5-10, 19-25, Suitable for all ages
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

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