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Kent Community Foundation


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Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Grant Support

Description

Via Refer Kent, KCF is looking to connect with professionals in the county who support individuals and families. KCF has three funds that can offer grants to individuals and families. Our grants focus on funding: - respite activities for young carers - respite activities for adult carers taking care of another adult and - equipment for young people with disabilities, long-term illnesses and/or life limiting conditions, where the equipment benefits their mental and physical health. General criteria for our grants: the individual must live in Kent or Medway, be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and items / services cannot be for something that local/national authorities have a statutory duty to provide. More info here about our grants and their criteria can be found on our website. If you contact KCF via Refer Kent, about an individual or family you think could benefit from one of our grants, you will still have to complete our nomination form. We cannot accept any nominations directly from the beneficiary or their family and friends. (KCF is not accepting referrals via Refer Kent for our grants to organisations. To apply for funding for organisations, visit KCF's website: https://kentcf.org.uk/funding.)

Kent Community Foundation Evegate Park Barn, Evegate Business Park, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6SX

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kentcf.org.uk/funding/individuals

Inclusive Sport


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

WE BELIEVE THAT ENJOYING SPORT AND EXERCISE IS A SIMPLE RIGHT FOR ANYONE. We work with children, young people, adults and people in later life. And we specialise in working with people with additional needs and disabilities. We offer a wide range of sessions for adults and young people catering for a mixture of abilities, needs and support. We also offer inclusive physical activity and wellbeing sessions for charities, care homes and community groups.

Unit 122 Joseph Wilson Industrial Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SN

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inclusivesport.org.uk/

Compaid


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Transport Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

Compaid supports disabled, older and other disadvantaged people in and around Kent to realise their potential, helping them to overcome the barriers of social, digital and economic exclusion. We are able to support a range of people, from those with a physical or learning disability, to others with mental health and/or age related conditions. Our team of skilled and dedicated staff and volunteers provide digital skills training, employability support and accessible transport across Kent and Medway, Our services are person-centred. We work with each individual to understand their needs and aspirations, tailoring our services to meet these.

Unit 1 Eastlands, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6BU

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www.compaid.org.uk/

Cast A Thought


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Education Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Support for young children in care and care leavers

Description

We support children, young people and adult's mental health and wellbeing along with those who have long term health conditions or are at risk of social isolation through fishing sessions. These sessions help build confidence, resilience, communication, decision making and problem solving skills. Our fish and chat session for adults runs from 10am-2pm with the final hour being spent sitting and chatting over tea and cake to make new friendships.

Gloucester, Orchard Drive,, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5JG

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www.castathought.co.uk

B.S.L Community


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

B.S.L Community are committed to empowering the community and reducing isolation across Kent, Medway and the surrounding areas through our impactful specialist PA support services. We specialise in: · Supporting deaf people – sign language users, deaf people with speech and deafblind people. · Bespoke support for people with a wide range of additional needs or disabilities including, people with learning difficulties and autism. · Specialist deaf parenting services We’re proud to reinvest our profits into our amazing community events and projects, like Deaf Together and Youth Projects.

Milwood House, 36b Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DZ

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www.bslcommunity.org.uk

SNAAP


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

SNAAP informs, encourages and supports parents and carers, enabling them to provide the best possible help to their children via a range of services. Our priority is to provide the help you need when you need it the most and we focus upon the whole family and not just on the child with disabilities. If you have a child between 0 – 25 years who has any special need or disability and you live in the canterbury district, then we are here for you and your family. No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAAP services. SNAAP offers family support, help with DLA forms, EHCP applications, help with school meetings, help with understanding behaviours, as well as a variety of clubs from birth to 25 years.

01227367555

support@snaap.org.uk

SNAAP, Windchimes, Herne bay, Kent, CT6 6DS

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www.snaap.org.uk/index.html

Sheppey Matters


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Addiction Advice & Support, Transport Services, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Financial Vulnerability Advice & Support

Description

Sheppey Matters is a health and wellbeing charity that supports the residents of the Island. We coordinate a wide range of community activities at Sheppey Healthy Living Centre and across the Isle of Sheppey. Our projects include: Sheppey Wheels - Community Transport, Young People Matter - a youth provision for those aged 8+, Legacy - Providing befriending support to the over 60's, Inspire Me - building confidence within our community, Well-Life - bringing together cooking, gardening and physical activity, Miles and Smiles - an accessible minibus that supports residents to medical and social appointments for those that are disabled, Sheppey FM - 92.2 community radio station and the Sheppey Healthy Living Centre - providing room hire, accommodating initiatives that encompass health and wellbeing in its broadest sense. ADHD Sheppey - Providing support for parents, carers and children. Eastchurch Community Hub - a group that meets on a Wednesday to craft, chat, socialise and learn.

Sheppey Matters, Sheppey Healthy Living Centre, Off the Broadway, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1HH

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Headway Kent


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

We provide support, guidance and information to adults in Kent that have sustained a brain injury. We operate support groups in our hubs in Thanet, Canterbury, Ashford and Folkestone; carer support groups, online support groups and free drop in sessions.

01227864118

info@headwaykent.org

Headway House, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethlebert Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NG

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headwayeastkent.org.uk/

bemix


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Employability Support, Education Services, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

We are a social enterprise with charitable status ( CIO), based in Kent with locations in Dover, Ramsgate, Sittingbourne and Chatham. We work with and for young people ( 16-24 year olds) who have learning disabilities and or autism. We established as a Specialist Post 16 education provider in 2016 and run two programs supporting 80 young adults per year. Our preparation for employment year for those that need a little longer to transition to work and Our Supported Internship Programme supports young people into independence through sustainable employment. We have cohorts in Canterbury for the SE, Sittingbourne for Swale and Chatham for Medway and Gravesham young people. Funded through the ESFA we are growing our provision each year in Kent.

01227374285

info@bemix.org

Office 44. Canterbury Innovation Centre. Universit, University Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG.

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www.bemix.org

Unique Services Portfolio Limited


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Dementia and MS Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Support for young children in care and care leavers

Description

Also known as Uniqcare, we redefine home care by seamlessly bringing compassionate support to your doorstep. Rooted in our commitment to "Person-Centred" care, driven by lived experience of our founder, we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to our clients’ needs including: - Home Care: Whether it's Live-In, Sleeping, or Waking-Night services, we ensure comfort and assistance wherever you are. - Personal Care: Our dedicated caregivers assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), promoting independence and well-being. - Elderly Care & Companionship: Providing not just assistance but also companionship, we prioritise the holistic well-being of our clients. - Hospital Discharge Support: Smooth transitions from hospital to home are facilitated with our expert support services. - Short Break and Respite Care: Offering relief and peace of mind to both clients and their families through temporary care solutions while they go away to recharge. - Specialist Support for Complex Care Clients: Tailored solutions for clients with complex care needs, delivered with expertise and compassion. Our experienced and professional caregivers deliver these services across London and Glasgow, ensuring comfort and safety within the familiar surroundings of our clients’ homes. As a learning-driven organisation, we invest in the continuous training and personal development of our team. Integrating thoughtful smart technology, we enhance our services, particularly for clients requiring 24/7 care, ensuring safety, effectiveness, and responsiveness for peace of mind. At Uniqcare, our mission is simple yet profound: to provide supportive, compassionate, and high-quality personal and complex care services that truly meet our clients' needs. Your well-being is our priority, and we strive to exceed expectations, delivering peace of mind to all our stakeholders.

44 745 942 5015

london@theuniqueservices.uk

Suite 101D, BDC, 52 Upper Street, London, Greater London, N1 0QH

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www.theuniqueservices.uk

Sports Connect UK


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Education Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services, Support for young children in care and care leavers

Description

At Sports Connect we are delighted to run the Holiday Activity and Food programme during every major school holidays in partnership with KCC, The Education People and Kent Children and Young People organisations. Our focus is on sport, physical activity, and health sessions and these are held at both our Aylesford Bulls site in Aylesford near Maidstone (ME20 7DS) as well as The Appleyard Sports Club based in Sittingbourne (ME1 1QN). We have a timetable that encompasses some structured activities to aid development of learning the skills associated with the different activities as well as free time to allow children to explore their imagination and play.

Banky Farm, Mierscourt Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 8PH

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The Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens


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Volunteering Services, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

The Sunshine Project offers volunteering opportunities within our gardens, community engagement and social connectivity for adults with learning disabilities, and/or mild physical disabilities, mental health issues or social isolation. We also run adhoc art and well-being workshops and a nature photography group.

The Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH

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Lighthouse on The Marsh


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Education Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

We deliver 3 streams of support: 1. Specialist College for young people aged 16 - 18 (19 - 25 with an EHCP) who face social, emotional and mental health challenges and cannot access mainstream education. 2. 'Re-Set' - Free Adult community mental health programmes for anyone 18+ who is not accessing higher tier mental health services/ feels stuck/ has chronic health condition(s)/ not coping - a combination of psychoeducation, therapeutic activities and safe social engagement 3. SEND Services - Free support, information and advocacy services for parents/ carers who are facing SEND related challenges and require help to complete forms, manage relationships with schools or other professional services, want to understand more about SEND conditions, need help to navigate bureaucracy around SEND

01797 367 455

amanda@lighthouseonthemarsh.org

Unit 3, 4 & 12 Mountfield Road, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8LH

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The Garden Gate Project Ltd


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

A GARDEN FOR COMMUNITY WELL-BEING Nestled in a corner of Northdown Park in Margate you will find our idyllic 1.5 acre walled garden. We aim to promote inclusion and reduce prejudice by bringing people together whilst supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs to engage in meaningful health, educational, creative, social, environmental and leisure opportunities. The Garden Gate enables people to improve their quality of life, social interaction, physical and mental health in a supportive community environment.

The Garden Gate Project Ltd, c/o 41 Warten Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8BJ

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Shepway Spectrum Arts CIC


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

Shepway Spectrum Arts is an all-inclusive community creative arts group that benefits the public by bringing together the profoundly disabled alongside able and gifted individuals and professionals. We provide a drop in service for many clients as keeping to a timetable can often be impossible for those with profound disabilities. Shepway Spectrum Arts has grown into a very broad charity that not only provides support to those with disabilities, but to those with mental health, dementia and isolation issues. At our Centre 'Edmonton House', our support focusses around inspiring creativity in bespoke sessions for individuals. Inspiration also comes from creating specific roles for members wanting to help with the running of the community group. This helps improve life-skills, alongside building a sense of purpose. Edmonton House is a place where you can just be yourself and feel at home.

Edmonton House Park Farm Close, Park Farm Industrial Estate, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5DU

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