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.

Garden Appeal

Beams have launched an appeal to fund a new garden at our respite unit, Dragon’s Retreat.

Our current garden is in desperate need of repair, the wheelchair swing has broken and parts of the garden are out of action.


Take on the ultimate challenge and walk over hot coals whist raising funds. 

Saturday 26th March 2022

Registration £25 

Sponsorship: £75


Join Beams!

We encourage parents and carers to become Members of Beams.

That way they will get the best service we can offer any family supporting a disabled child. You can visit us to see what facilities we have at Beams…just give us a call.

Visit We Are Beams

You can book the facilities at We Are Beams.

You can host meetings, hold a children’s birthday party, host an event.

We have rooms for hire and great facilities. 

Enquire today,

T: 01322 668501 x4