Welcome to We are Beams

Supporting Disabled Children and their Families

Dragons Retreat

An Independent Short Break unit in Kent

Short Breaks

Offering a range of leisure activities for disabled children and young people.

Events and Challenges

We have events planned to suit everyone.

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.

Our services are divided up into 4 key areas. These are:

Family Advice | We Are Beams


This service is to ensure parents and carers receive the right information to help them make the best choices for their disabled child.

Short Breaks | We Are Beams


Our Short breaks service offers a range of leisure activities for disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

Dragons Retreat | We Are Beams


A short break unit providing overnight care as a short break for children and young people up to the age of 19 years.

Direct Payments | We Are Beams


A sum of money given by the local authority to the family to be in control of their disabled child’s care and support needs.

Cycle For Beams

Sunday 19th September 2021

London to Brighton

Experience the beauty of our countryside by cycling 55 miles and finish on Brighton sea front.

Fully signed route and mechanic support

Registration £50

NEW EVENT for 2021


The Dickens’ London

Virtual Tour

Thursday 18th February 2021 

Time: 7pm

Duration 1.5 hours

Hosted on Zoom

£10 per household

Join Beams!

We encourage parents and carers to become members of Beams so that they can access all services offered.

That way they will get the best service we can offer any family supporting a disabled child.

Please download our form