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.



Become a Friend of Beams and together, we can support more disabled children and their families across Kent and Medway. 


Help us to plan for the future and develop our services.



Beams24 is our 24hour football match. All abilities welcome. 48 teams taking part for one hour each. 

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Individual Registration: £15

Team Cost: £100

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

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