Our Charities

Demelza Hospice Care For Children

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Demelza hospice provide a extensive range of hospice and care services to children, young people and their families. Life-limited or life threatened children or young people and their families benefit from a wide range of facilities that include a multi-sensory room, Soft Play, Jacuzzi, and The Inclusion Zone (TIZ) for young people.

Our Care Team is led by Children’s Palliative Care Nurses and consists of Children’s Palliative Care Assistants, Family Support Workers and other ancillary support staff. One of our aims is to make the most of every moment that the child or young person spends at Demelza. Parents have described having the opportunity of an undisturbed night’s sleep as pure luxury.

www.demelza.org.uk

 

NSARDA Kent

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NSARDA Kent is a Search And Rescue Dog Unit that trains air scenting search dog units to a high standard of readiness to be called upon by the Police, RAF, and other Search & Rescue Units, other Emergency Services and Local councils in Kent.

www.nsardakent.org.uk

 

Kent Search and Rescue

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(Lowland) exists to offer a special service to the Police, RAF Search & Rescue Units, other emergency services and local councils throughout Kent, and the rest of the UK if called upon. The unit is manned by volunteers and is operational 365 days a year. We are activated at the request of the police and other emergency organisations. This is achieved by a telephone call to our duty officer, who will in turn activate the members by way of a paging system.

On average 1800 people go missing in Kent every year, although they do not all require a full call out or search. We have a high percentage in the Kent area of people that can be classified as being vulnerable and will need our assistance. These include the elderly and those suffering from senile dementia and children that go missing for a number of reasons.

www.ksar.co.uk

 

MCCH

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Established in 1987, mcch is a charitable organisation supporting over 2000 people with a learning disability, mental health need or autism throughout the South-East. mcch supports individuals with dignity and respect, and has built a reputation for quality services which put the individual first.

These include a broad range of accommodation, community support, day activity and employment and vocational services. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and wants different things from life. We work with each person, their family members, close friends and professional agencies in order to design flexible and innovative services that work for them. Our staff are passionate about supporting people to achieve their dreams and lead fulfilling lives.

http://www.mcch.org.uk

 

Walk Tall

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Walk Tall is a registered charity founded in 2002 in order to help people of all ages to break barriers to living successful lives.

Based at ‘Walk Tall Village’ just 5 minutes from Ebbsfleet International Station and Bluewater Retail Park in Kent, the main areas of operation are Dartford and Gravesham Boroughs, with a reach throughout Kent and into South East London. Uniquely, Walk Tall Village is an all-age arts hub which is also able to underpin arts focussed personal development through the provision of talking therapies.

Walk Tall provides exceptional quality arts development and education (including accredited learning) and specialises in performing arts, whilst embracing music, and art. To further enhance life success, an extensive counselling and psychotherapy service is available to both children & adults. There is no requirement for counselling service users to have an interest in, or access any of our arts activities or vice versa.

Arts programmes have a very wide range: from children and adult classes and daytime learning programmes for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, to continuing professional development for the gifted & talented, and professional actors which includes a touring repertory company.

The scope of talking therapies includes 1:1 client: counsellor sessions, professional CPD for counsellors and an agency service, providing qualified counsellors to education, workplace and HR establishments.

http://walk-tall.org.uk

 

Tunbridge Wells & District Citizens Advice Bureaux

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Citizens Advice Bureaux deliver advice services from over 3,300 community locations in England and Wales, run by 338 individual charities. Citizens Advice itself is also a registered charity and is also the membership organisation for bureaux. Together we are the Citizens Advice service.

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 

Friends of Tunbridge Wells & Rusthall Commons

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The Friends were set up in 1991 after the destruction caused by the Great Storm of 1987. Patrick Shovelton, now sadly passed, created the Friends to support the Commons Conservators in their work to restore them to their former glory. His aim was to raise public awareness of the importance of the Commons and the need to care for them. The Wonderful work that he started is best illustrated today in the Friends’ actions firstly, to seek to buy the Commons for the ongoing benefit of the Community; and secondly, to have two pedestrian crossings installed on two busy roads that cut off the safe access from one part of the Commons to another.

http://www.friendsofthecommons.co.uk