Closure of Short Breaks Services
I am writing to let you know that with great reluctance I have taken the decision to close all Short Break services including Dragons Retreat and the Family Support service with effect from 12 Noon today, Tuesday 24th March 2020.
Whilst it was our intention to keep these services running, last nights statement by the Prime Minister has changed that. Whilst we have had no cases of COVID 19 at Beams, I do need to take the action that will keep the young people and our staff as safe as possible,
Many of our children are also likely to fall into the category that will be asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks.
We will inform all Social workers that we will not be open. If you need support then please contact them.
All of our phone numbers and emails will continue to be active, alongside our Website and social media. All our services have staff available so we can communicate with you , if you need help please call we will do what we can although that may be limited.
Rest assured that it remains my intention to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so and we will keep you updated.
Head of Charity
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 19 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.