Below are names and contact details of Support Groups, Youth Groups, Advice Services & Care Providers. These are for both students and parents.
Links are provided to open day information, virtual tours or YouTube Channels or videos to provide further information.
Swale Spectrum is a support group for those people who care for someone on the Autism Spectrum or who have ADHD. We aim to help families who are at any stage of diagnosis but are not medical professionals and therefore only offer opinion and support.
You will find us at facebook.com/swalespectrum. Any request to join will be sent a PM with some questions to answer, please check your 'other' folder and respond before being approved or declined.
The Autism Apprentice
Support Service for Families and Employers.
Contact Phone: 03000 110300
We are a support group which was established in 2012. We meet, weekly, on a Friday afternoon from 3:30pm onwards at the Healthy Living Centre in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey.
We offer information, advice and guidance as well as training on ADHD, Resilience, Coaching Young People for Success and Psycho-education support for ADHD.
Contact: Beverley Nolker - Founder/Organiser
Contact Phone: 07968 023050
Active Care Group - Active Assistance
We provide progressive, personalised care pathways that combine clinical expertise, personal support, and therapeutic and rehabilitation services,
in a range of different settings to meet users' evolving needs.
Part of the Active care group
The Active Care Group offer care in the home as well as residential settings and case management support
Website - www.activecaregroup.co.uk
Contact Phone: 01732 779353
Blossoms Care Services is one of the most reliable Care Services in the Swale area. Our staff provide excellent care services and cater to the specific needs of each client. We bring high quality care right to your front door so that you can get better in an environment that is comfortable and familiar to you.
Contact phone: 01795 422827
Short break leisure activities such as gardening, horse riding and arts Real work experience
such as working in a café, being part of a gardening service to the local community
and running an online shop for homemade goods. Entry into employment through employment
or through gaining qualifications leading to further education or employment opportunities
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01795 844849
Vibe Community Ltd (Swale Youth)
Youth Clubs, Youth Activities & Events, Alternative Learning, Wellbeing provision, Short Breaks (Ashford), Clubs & Holiday Activities for youth with disabilities/ehcp.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 07496 153967
Autism Services, Short Breaks, Funding.
To change the futures of all disabled children providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Enquiries: 0345 300 1348
Choice Support is a social care charity working across much of England to provide the best possible support to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, this includes, supported living, community support, employment and enterprises and residential support.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 07743 808874
We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Our network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in-person, for free.
Website - www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Swale House East Street
Contact Numbers - 01795 417666 / 0808 278 7979
For Us too
A charity run by parents & carers of disabled children & young people, to empower families across East Kent.
Contact Numbers: 01795 227171 / 07584 708059
Attlee Way, Milton Regis,
Sittingbourne ME10 2HE
Free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) for children, young people up to age 25, parents and carers.
We are a social action organisation delivering diverse services and supporting individuals, organisations and communities across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London
Wellbeing support for children, young adults, Carers and adults living all over Kent.
Contact Phone: 01892 530330
KCC- Social Services
Information / Support/Signposting for Parents, carers and Young people.
Sensory and Autism Team;
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 03000 415444
Young Peoples team - Swale:
Contact email: DGSSyoungpeoplesTeam@kent.gov.uk
Contact phone: 03000 413232
Contact email: Social.email@example.com
Contact phone: 03000 419191
The Mental Capacity Act - information
BEAMS is a local charity that supports disabled children, young people and their families. The disabled children and young people who access our services will typically have one or more learning difficulty, complex health needs, physical or sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, Autism or severe ADHD.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 01322 668 501 option 4
Support Autism, Learning disability, Mental Health
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact phone: 08000 282815
Centre for Independent Living Kent
CiLK is a user led organisation providing information, advice and guidance on issues around independent living such as how to get a wheelchair, aids and equipment, support at home, how to get a blue badge and much more. CiLK provides community advocacy to physically disabled people, benefit support and a telephone befriending service.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01233 633187
Home From Home Care supports adults 18+ with learning disabilities and high acuity needs, including autism, epilepsy, complex health and mental health.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 0800 587 0372
We are a farm-based site, we have lots of animals. We also do indoor activities such as music, games, drama, signing and art and crafts.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01227 478564
We are a forum for parents and carers of children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) within Kent local authority.
Kent PACT is a way to empower you as parents and carers and enable you to have your say.
The combined voices of Kent PACT are fed into how services are designed and delivered in Kent.
We enable and empower individuals with a learning disability in East Kent to achieve the things they want out of life, through choice, support and opportunity. We take a person-centred approach and advocate for people with a learning disability to be valued, treated equally, listened to and included. Everything we do is led by our members - the people with a learning disability that use our services.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 07383 011629
A range of mental health support services.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01622 692383
KCC local offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services are available in their area. We talk with children, young people and their families to find out what support and services they need.
Swale Spectrum is a support group run by Parents of those people who care for someone on the Autism Spectrum or who have ADHD. We aim to help families who are at any stage of diagnosis and signpost to appropriate services.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/swalespectrum
Contact Email: email@example.com
Provides high quality supported living, exclusive activities, respite and bespoke support packages for adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01634 940103
We Can Access, a website where people with disabilities, their families and carers can find support, share ideas and discover ways to access the world around them.
An accessible and inclusive world for all - WeCanAccess
Changing attitudes and practices around accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities and their families. Visit us for practical toolkits, activities and support.
A collection of organisations for the youth of Swale.
Working together to help more young people to have fun and achieve a better quality of life, local people for local youth.
Sheppey Matters is a registered charity working for better health together with the regeneration of the Isle of Sheppey. Established over twenty years ago, it provides over 12 health and well-being community services from the Sheppey Healthy Living Centre in Sheerness, two outreach locations in Eastchurch and many other community venues around the Isle of Sheppey.
Our Optivo Wellbeing service is here to help people to build a stronger future and have a healthier and happier life. We believe that focusing on our wellbeing will give us the foundations each of us needs to build a happy and healthy life.
The SEND information hub is for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years. It provides information and support services available to families in Kent.
Disability Assist is a charity which helps people with disabilities in Kent to live more independent lives. This means having the right support in place and being in control to live the life they choose.
We are run by disabled people, so we understand the challenges of life with a disability or long-term health condition. We support disabled people to have choice and control in all aspects of their lives.
We are a small collective of highly skilled professionals with unrivalled experience in people-led social care and health. We see the world differently, celebrating the strength of people and community. We know how to help local people help other local people. We bring our values, creativity and passion to everything we do.