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Respite care and short breaks

Edenbridge Day Centre

  Age UK day centres offer a range of optional activities depending on people’s interests and you can go once a week or sometimes more often. Lunch, tea and coffee are included. Entertainment is also regularly provided by local performers, and relevant talks given by…
Telephone:
03000 422882
E-mail:
office@ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.uk
Website:
www.ageuksevenoaksandtonbridge.org.uk

Carers Relief Service - break from looking after someone

The Carers Relief Service offers a break (respite) from looking after someone with learning disabilities. The Personal Support Workers can offer help with shopping, attending hobby and leisure activities, hospital visits, going to parties, clubs, discos and support to attend college. Alternatively, they can stay in the home to enable family/spouse…
Telephone:
01634 715995
Website:
home.btconnect.com/.../services.php

Deal Pathfinders Social Club

A social club for people living with mental illness and learning disabilities. A safe place that provides an opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Also offers table tennis, snooker, cards and board games.
Telephone:
07779 945 830
Website:
www.liveitwell.org.uk/.../deal-pathfinders-club

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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