1-2-1 Advice & Support

Our Family Advice face to face clinics take place weekly (term time only) at the venues below.  For each session, we have two advisers available to facilitate.

Our helpline remains opens Monday to Friday (10 am – 2 pm) T: 01322 668 501 option 1 or by emailing familyadvice@wearebeams.org.uk. 

No need to book. Just come along and join us. All welcome.

This service is offered to families in the Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks District.

We are able to offer this support to parents as we have many years of experience of working with parents of disabled children. We can help you through the maze of services, agencies and processes and help you to prioritise the key areas of support needed.

This is particularly useful around the time of diagnosis where parents often feel isolated and are unsure of what to do next. 

Advisers are available at regular Drop in Advice Sessions (booking is essential), or in exceptional circumstances by a home visit. 

Here are just a few areas of support given:

  • Help parents draft letters to request and access support.
  • Signpost to other specialists.
  • Give strategies to manage challenging behaviour.
  • Give a good listening ear on any concerns.
  • Information on dealing with education professionals to ensure your child receives the right support.
  • Ideas on where to take your child for leisure activities that have special services for a disabled child.


Dartford                                                                      dartford childrens centre

When: Tuesdays term time only.

Time: 9.30am  – 2.30pm

Where: Brent Children’s Centre, 43-15 Overy Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1AH. The entrance is located behind the YMCA. 


Please note, our clinic on Tuesday 17th May will not be taking place. The clinic will resume on Tuesday 24th May. 



When: Thursdays term time only

Time: 9.30 am-2.30pm

Where: The Maltings, City Praise Centre, 9-11 Lower Road, Gravesend, DA12 2LY




Sevenoaks District

Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks. Support Group for parents with disabled children

When: Wednesdays term time only

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Where : House in the Basement, Youth Cafe, Stag Community Arts Centre, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1ZZ

We are in the basement of the Stag Theatre. Entry via right hand side of the building.

Please note that these are open advice sessions. It is not always possible to ensure total privacy in these Drop-in Sessions, particularly at peak times. If confidentiality is essential to you, please make this known to the adviser and they will do their best to accommodate you.