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Lifeline - a directory of services in Kent and Sussex

Lifeline describes a range of devices that could help vulnerable people to stay in their own home safer and for longer. The device can be as simple as a pendant worn around the neck. The vulnerable person just has to press a button on the device to reach…
Website:
www.housingcare.org/.../l-447-kent-pg2.aspx

We Are Beams

Our aim is to provide short breaks for children, young people and families which are enjoyable and help them to develop independence, personal and social skills and to have fun. These include Kidscamp (specialist play scheme for severe and/or complex needs); Play schemes (mixed abilities). After…
Telephone:
01322 668501
E-mail:
admin@wearebeams.org.uk
Website:
We Are Beams
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, 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

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

Your Leisure Legacy Holiday Programme

The programme provides fun and exciting activities for disabled children and young people throughout the summer holidays.  They do a variety of things such as swimming, walks, crafts and more; the activities support the participants to develop social skills and to have fun.  In providing…
Telephone:
01843 868302
E-mail:
info@yourleisure.uk.com
Website:
yourleisure.uk.com/
Age Range:
Ages 11-16, Ages 16-18, Ages 5-10, 6-10
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

aArtvark - Artistic day service for adults with learning disabilities

aArtvark is a group that promotes health, wellbeing and security through the use of art in education and therapy. At aArtvark we use a wide variety of techniques such as pencils, pens, pastels, watercolour, acrylic, batik, felt making, clay, papier-mâché, printing, IT- skills, photography and…
Telephone:
07735 448140
01233 877270
E-mail:
helga.picknell@talktalk.net

Acorns - day centre for adults with learning disabilities

Acorns provides activities and opportunities for adults with a learning disability. It offers pottery (working with clay), art, Information Technology, sports, music, cooking, volunteering in a cafe or Charity Shops, growing plants and looking after small animals. Acorns aims to build self confidence.
Telephone:
01892 822168
E-mail:
enquiries@pepenbury.info
Website:
www.pepenbury.info/.../acorns-day-services

Active Lives - day centre for adults with learning and physical disabilities

Active Lives offers adults with learning and physical disabilities a wide range of activities designed to stimulate learning and independence. The centre has a large front and rear garden. Inside there is a room for relaxation and a cafeteria and kitchen where students can choose their meals and drinks. There is also a…
Telephone:
01227 450740
E-mail:
info@activelives.org
Website:
www.activelives.org/

Roebuck Centre - day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities

The Roebuck Centre supports adults with a learning disability. The Centre works with people to build their confidence develop skills and broaden opportunities. The activities offered include: Film Club Newsletter Club Drama Group Art Project Music Therapy Music Production of preserves, chutneys and confectionary Gardening…
Telephone:
0345 450 0060
E-mail:
dayoptionsandresource@autismsussex.org.uk
Website:
www.autismsussex.org.uk/

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