1-2-1 Advice & Support

Our Family Advice face to face clinics will resume, taking place weekly (term time only) from Tuesday 14th September 2021. 

This is by appointment only. To pre-book an appointment, please call 01322 668 501 EXT 1 (10am until 2pm) or email – familyadvice@wearebeams.org.uk. For each session, we have two advisers available to facilitate. Our helpline remains opens Monday to Friday 10 am – 2 pm T: 01322 668501 option 1.

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                                                                         

When: Tuesdays term time only.

Time: 9.30am  – 2.30pm

Where: Community Cafe @ YMCA, The Roundhouse, Overy Street, Dartford, DA1

 

 

 

Gravesend                                                                           

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

When: Wednesdays term time only

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Where : Spring House Childrens Centre, Sevenoaks Hospital, Hospital Road,

Sevenoaks, TN13 3PT

 

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.