Family Support Services


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
  • Social skills groups
  • Promoting awareness of Autism Spectrum Condition through seminars and training

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

Kent Autistic Trust Family Support Fundraising

If you would like to support our appeal; please visit


For any further information on Fundraising, please contact Serita Boxall, our Grants & Appeals Officer on 01634 405168 /

Information Sheet

You can download an information sheet about autism for parents and carers of children and young people, put together by a multi-agency group in Kent, by clicking this link - Information for Parents and Carers

Family Support Women’s Group video

Family Support’s Women with autism group members share their experiences of being the hidden population. They are brave women who want to share their stories to make people more aware of autism in women.

Family Support Appeal video

KAT Family Support is a service helping families across Kent and Medway to gain more knowledge of autism and find some support to help them. Family Support offer support groups, social skills groups for adults, women with autism groups, help with some benefits, educational issues and signposting. In this film, people who have been supported through Family Support share their stories and why they feel it is so important that funding is found to enable the service to continue.