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.

Swanley Open Garden

Sunday, July 14th 2019  2-5pm

You will be amazed by Janet’s Bonsai Garden. It’s one of Swanley’s best-kept secrets.

Tea and cake of offer. £5 entry fee.

Call Beams for tickets.

Our Latest Events

Princess and Superhero Party

Friday 2nd August 2019

12-3pm Family Entertainer, magician, raffle, Great Beams Bake Off, Music and fun.

Tickets £4 or £14 per family. 


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 see our download membership form.


We have places available for great London events in 2019 and 2020. E-mail now to register interest or for more information.


38-40 St David's Road
Kent BR8 7RJ

01322 668501

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