We Are Beams

A life- saving defibrillator for Hextable!

A life- saving defibrillator for Hextable!

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news. Thanks to your generous donations and the amazing support of our community and the Friends of Shelby Newstead, we now have a new defibrillator located right outside our overnight respite unit at Beams, Allsworth Court, 38-40 St David’s Road, Hextable, Kent BR8 7RJ.

This life-saving equipment is available for anyone in the community to use in case of an emergency. We believe this is a valuable addition to our facilities and hope it will never be needed, but it’s there for peace of mind.

About We Are Beams

We Are Beams is a local charity that supports disabled children and their families in Kent and Medway.

The disabled children and young people who access our services are aged between 4-19 years. They will usually have one or multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy or another life limiting disease, physical or sensory impairment, challenging behaviour as a result of their disability, Autism or severe ADHD.

Our work is divided up into six key areas. These are Short Breaks Services, Family Advice Service, Brokerage, Direct Payment Service, Dragon’s Retreat 6 bedded Respite Unit and Payroll Service.

We need to raise £2.5 million in order to continue our care services to the most vulnerable in society. We currently have 450 families as members accessing our support and we rely heavily on the local community and businesses for donations.