Support Groups, Advice Services & Charities

Below are names and contact details of Support 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 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


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Support Service for Families and Employers.   


03000 110300


ADHD Sheppey

ADHD Sheppey

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
Contact Position
Telephone: 07968023050


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

Phone Numbers:

01732 779353
01883 332248


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




01795 844849

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children

Autism Services, Short Breaks, Funding.
To change the futures of all disabled children providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need.


General Enquiries  0345 300 1348


Choice Support

Choice Support is a national charity, supporting people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs

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Phone: 01622 722400


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.

0808 278 7979
Swale House East Street
ME10 3HT


For Us too

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

Family Support Officer:

01795 227171

Family Support Form

Attlee Way, Milton Regis,
Sittingbourne ME10 2HE



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.

IASK Video

IASK Website:

03000 412412 office
03000 413000 helpline



Short Breaks & Young Carers

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Contact emails:

Contact Phone: 01892 530330

KCC- Social Services


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

Sensory and Autism Team; 

Contact email:

Contact phone: 03000 415444


Young Peoples team - Swale:

Contact email:

Contact phone: 03000 413232

Social Services

Contact email:

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.
We also cover the Direct Payments Service

Contact email:

Contact phone: 01322 668 501 option 4




Support Autism, Learning disability, Mental Health


Contact email:

Contact Phone: 08000282815