Support Groups, Youth Groups, Advice Services & Care Providers

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

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.

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The Autism Apprentice

 

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Support Service for Families and Employers.   

Website: www.autismapprentice.co.uk

Email:  info@autismapprentice.co.uk

Contact Phone: 03000 110300

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ADHD Sheppey

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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.

Email: info@adhdsheppey.com

Contact: Beverley Nolker - Founder/Organiser

Contact Phone: 07968 023050

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Active Care Group - Active Assistance

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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

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Brogdale CIC

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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

Website: www.brogdalecic.co.uk

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Contact Email: info@brogdale.co.uk

Contact Phone: 01795 844849

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Vibe Community Ltd (Swale Youth)

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Youth Clubs, Youth Activities & Events, Alternative Learning, Wellbeing provision, Short Breaks (Ashford), Clubs & Holiday Activities for youth with disabilities/ehcp.

Website:  www.swaleyouth.org.uk

Contact Email:  louise@brogdalecic.co.uk

Contact Phone:  07496 153967

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Caudwell Children


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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: charity@caudwellchildren.com

General Enquiries:  0345 300 1348

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Choice Support

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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.

Website:  www.choicesupport.org.uk

Contact Email: nicola.back@choicesupport.org.uk

Contact Phone: 07743 808874

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Citizens Advice

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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
SITTINGBOURNE
Kent
ME10 3HT

Contact Numbers - 01795 417666 / 0808 278 7979

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For Us too

For us too
A charity run by parents & carers of disabled children & young people, to empower families across East Kent.

Contact emails:

support@forustoo.org

familysupport@forustoo.org

Contact Numbers: 01795 227171 / 07584 708059

Family Support Form

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Attlee Way, Milton Regis,
Sittingbourne ME10 2HE

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ASK

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Provide 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.

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Website: www.iask.org.uk

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IMAGO

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We deliver a range of services designed to support and empower some of the most vulnerable groups across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London. We have innovative projects working with; children and young people, young carers, unemployed young people, people living with a disability, adult carers, older people, socially isolated people, mental health awareness for young people and community transport.

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Websites:

www.imago.community
www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/Short-Breaks-Service
www.imago.community//Children-and-Young-People/Kent-Young-Carers

Contact Phone: 01892 530330

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KCC- Social Services

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Information / Support/Signposting for Parents, carers and Young people.

Sensory and Autism Team; 

Contact email: sensoryandautism@kent.gov.uk

Contact phone: 03000 415444

 

Young Peoples team - Swale:

Contact email: DGSSyoungpeoplesTeam@kent.gov.uk

Contact phone: 03000 413232

Social Services

Contact email: Social.services@kent.gov.uk

Contact phone: 03000 419191

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Beams

Beams

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.
We also cover the Direct Payments Service

Contact email: admin@wearebeams.org.uk

Contact phone: 01322 668 501 option 4

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MCCH

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Support Autism, Learning disability, Mental Health

Contact email:  contactus@mcch.org.uk

Contact phone: 08000 282815

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Centre for Independent Living Kent

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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.

Website:  www.cilk.org.uk

Contact Email:  enquiries@cilk.org.uk

Contact Phone:  01233 633187

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Created by a family to make the difference; Home from Home Care supports adults 18+ with learning disabilities and high acuity needs, including autism, epilepsy & complex physical and mental health.

Website:  www.homefromhomecare.com

Contact Email:  getintouch@homefromhomecare.com

Contact Phone:  0800 587 0372

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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.

Website:  www.thejohngrahamcentre.co.uk

Contact Email:  sophie@thejohngrahamcentre.co.uk

Contact Phone:  01227 478564

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We are a forum for parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within Kent local authority. Our aim is to make sure that services provided by education, health and care meet the needs of children with SEND and their families.

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 are part of a National Network of Parent Carer Forums and are supported by parent led charities that you may know in your local area.

Website:  www.kentpact.org.uk

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Supported Living, Day Service and Community Support in and around Swale.

We also provide a day resource and offer community support, housing and day service provisions across East Kent based on Sheppey, Faversham and further afield.

Website: www.eastkentmencap.co.uk

Day Resources

Contact Email:  lauren.kay@eastkentmencap.co.uk

Contact Phone: 07383 011629

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A range of mental health support services.

Website:  www.midkentmind.org.uk

Contact Email:  tom.fishenden@midkentmind.org.uk

Contact Phone:  01622 692383

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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.

Website:  www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

Contact Emails:

george.austin@kent.gov.uk
natalie.blower@kent.gov.uk
chloe-elizabeth.mutton@kent.gov.uk
localofferteam@kent.gov.uk

Contact Numbers:

03000 414 558 – George
03000 419 555 – Natalie
03000 412 201 – Chloe

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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:  swalespectrum@hotmail.com

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Services for supported living, respite and outreach services.

Website:  www.tpasupportedliving.co.uk

Contact Email:  info@tpasupportedliving.co.uk

Contact Phone:  01634 940103