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InOurPlace

For additional support in recognising and understanding your child's behaviour you can complete a wide range of online training courses as approved by the NHS via InOurPlace. Visit the InOurPlace website and use the code 'Invicta' for free access.
Website:
https://inourplace.heiapply.com/
Age Range:
18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Language difficulty, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Severe learning difficulty, Communication and interaction, Autism, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Behaviour and learning

Online Personal Training Courses with HFE

HFE (Health and Fitness Education) are a leading provider of personal training courses in the UK.  The course itself is accrddited by YMCA Awards and Active IQ.  Backed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. 
Telephone:
0800 612 4067
E-mail:
info@hfe.co.uk
Website:
Visit our website to find out more

The Meadow Children's Centre - Adult Ed. English for Speakers of Other Languages

Various start dates and times
This course is designed to help improve every day written and spoken English. Booking is required so please contact the centre to be added to a waiting for the next available start date. There maybe a creche available on some courses
Telephone:
03000 412700
E-mail:
meadowscc@kent.gov.uk
Website:
Maidstone Children's Centres Facebook page
Age Range:
Ages 0-4

Kent Association for the Blind (KAB)

KAB is a charity that provides a huge range of help and support for people of all ages whose sight loss affects their daily lives.
Telephone:
01622 691357
E-mail:
enquiry@kab.org.uk
Website:
Kent Association for the Blind (KAB)
Age Range:
Suitable for all ages
Disablities:
Visually impaired, Communication and interaction

The Fenner Frost Foundation

The aim of The Fenner Frost Foundation is to support people with a learning disability to develop the skills required to access paid employment opportunities. The charity has set up a vinyl record shop in Sittingbourne High Street, which also has a teaching space attached.…
Telephone:
07551843177
E-mail:
fenner.frost@yahoo.co.uk
Website:
https://www.fennerfrostfoundation.org.uk/
Disablities:
Learning difficulty

Bemix Group Support

Our projects and support aim to provide a stepping stone towards greater independence for people with learning difficulties and/or autism. In our groups, people have the opportunity to develop a range of skills. These include skills linked to the project, for example, music, media, performing…
Telephone:
01227 374285
E-mail:
info@bemix.org
Website:
https://www.bemix.org/.../group-support
Age Range:
18-25 (Transition)
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Autism

Kent Coast Volunteering (Dover Hub)

Our mission is to connect communities across Kent through volunteering and community-led projects; supporting volunteers and volunteer involving organisations to meet needs and improve quality of life.    We do this by: being the ‘go to’ NCVO accredited place for all volunteering matters in and…
Telephone:
01304 367898
E-mail:
info@kcv.org.uk
Website:
https://www.kcv.org.uk
Age Range:
Suitable for all ages
Disablities:
Learning difficulty

Kent Coast Volunteering (Folkestone & Hythe Hub)

Our mission is to connect communities across Kent through volunteering and community-led projects; supporting volunteers and volunteer involving organisations to meet needs and improve quality of life.    We do this by: being the ‘go to’ NCVO accredited place for all volunteering matters in and…
Telephone:
01304 367898
E-mail:
info@kcv.org.uk
Website:
https://www.kcv.org.uk
Age Range:
Suitable for all ages
Disablities:
Learning difficulty

Creative Media and Digital Arts, Sittingbourne (bemix - Skillnet Group)

In Creative Media and Digital Arts (CMDA) we work alongside adults with learning difficulties/disabilities to develop skills in photography, photo editing, social media, graphic design (posters flyers) and animation.  We also support people to develop their skills in creative writing - for example, writing poetry and short stories.   We…
Telephone:
07834 190140
E-mail:
thomas.holton@bemix.org
Website:
https://www.bemix.org
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Profound, severe or complex

Discovery Catering; cooking and hospitality group - Canterbury (bemix - formerly Skillnet Group)

Discovery Catering is a social enterprise.  It is run by a group of people with and without learning difficulties who work together to gain skills in cooking and catering. People are supported to develop and prepare recipes, learn about healthy eating, gain skills in using kitchen…
Telephone:
01227 374 285
E-mail:
Karen.Franczak@bemix.org
Website:
https://www.bemix.org
Disablities:
Learning difficulty, Profound, severe or complex

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