Family Support Services
New Fundraising Website
Family Support now has a website dedicated to raising funds for the service. Please click on the link to the website below, where you will find ideas for fundraising, and updates regarding recent fundraising events for Family Support
Family Support Officers
We have two full time Family Support Officers working throughout Medway and Kent. They can offer the following support:
- Telephone support and advice
- Face to face discussion of problems and possible ways to solve them
- Help the person, their family/carer to work in partnership with Health, Education and Social Services by attending meetings, explaining professional reports and helping to compile written responses
- Support people in getting Community Care Assessments for adults, finding and accessing the right support
- Helping people and their families/carers to apply for benefits, grants and entitlements
- Getting people together in self-help groups
- Initiating skill training courses
- Promoting awareness of Autism Spectrum Condition through seminars and training
Autism Alert Card
We can provide people with an "Autism Alert Card"
This new card has been designed to alert the police and other emergency services to the fact the holder has an Autism Spectrum Condition.
The card alerts the emergency services that the holder may have difficulty communicating and may appear anxious in unfamiliar surroundings or exhibit behaviour which, to the unaware, may seem strange and could be misinterpreted.
The card is likely to be of most benefit to those who access the community independently but could be helpful for those who usually have the support of a carer or parent particularly if they were lost. It is available to all ages
To receive an application form please phone EmilyMay on 01634 405168 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address or please click on this link to print the form Application form and send it to EmilyMay Miles at The Kent Autistic Trust, 14 High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5AE
Directions to Ashford Resource Centre, Ashford (formally Manor House)
- From M20 Junction 10 take the fifth exit A292 (Hythe Road) signposted “Ashford”
- At traffic lights turn left into Church Road
- Follow the road until you reach the church
- At the church go straight ahead into Bentley Road where the main road goes left.
- Follow the road through the housing estate
- The Centre is on the left. It is a hall like building with a car park in front
- If front door (left hand door as you face building) is closed, please ring bell