Beams in 360 view

Below is a 360 view of our facilities at Beams so that you can see all that is on offer for your child when they stay with us for respite care, a short break, or our after school clubs. Please take a look and use your mouse to help you move through each room.

This film was produced to support Beams by Pete Bresser, Bresser Photography & Digital Media 

If you would prefer to visit Beams so see the facility first hand just give us a call.


Dragon’s Retreat

Dragon’s Retreat is an Independent Short Break unit in Kent. It is a registered children’s home providing overnight care as a short break for children and young people up to the age of 18 years. We provide an enriching experience, promote independent living skills and ensure the child or young person has some fun whilst staying with us.

We also work closely with professionals such as social workers, schools and doctors to ensure a consistent approach to the young person’s care. Dragon’s Retreat is Ofsted Registered.

To find out more read our Statement of Purpose. CLICK HERE   

If you wish to access our complaints policy. CLICK HERE

Our facilities include:

  • 6 fully equipped bedrooms
  • Fully fitted wet room
  • Height adjustable hydro bath
  • Soft play area with colourful ball pit
  • Sensory room
  • Secure garden with interactive play equipment
  • Communal lounge with large flat screen TV/DVD and computer.
  • Play room with lots of toys, sensory equipment and games consoles
  • Kitchen with height adjustable work surfaces
  • Lift to the first floor and hoists

For more information or to make an appointment to visit and see the facilities on offer please call the Short Breaks Manager.


Beams have launched an appeal to fund a new garden at our respite unit, Dragon’s Retreat.

Our current garden is well used and in desperate need of repair, the wheelchair swing has broken and parts of the garden are out of action. Click HERE to find out how you can get involved and help raise funds.