If you are you the parent or carer of a young person with a disability or an additional need you are welcome to join us at our Space 2 Talk drop-ins.
Please note that since the pandemic started, Space 2 Be Me’s face 2 face drop ins have been affected but we are currently running virtual Space 2 Talk sessions as well as some face to face meetings, and our one to one family support service is available by Zoom/Teams, telephone, email and now in person. We are also introducing peer support groups run by parent volunteers who have come forward. If you need any help please contact email@example.com.
Virtual Space 2 Talk
If you would like to join in, please book via the relevant Eventbrite link.
Upcoming dates are:
Wednesday 19th January 2022 – 10:30-11:30am BOOK
Thursday 24th February 2022 1-2pm BOOK
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 10:30-11:30am BOOK
Take a break, have a mug of tea or coffee and meet other families on a similar journey. Space 2 Talk is a one stop shop for support in any area of additional/special needs, with a family support worker on hand to provide a listening ear over a coffee. Please note that no formal diagnosis is required for access to this service.
Each session is attended by a Family Support Worker, who is available to help with specific issues you may be facing, either at the drop in, or via a one to one appointment afterwards.
We are currently running some face to face sessions at the Howard de Walden Centre, Bluett Street, Maidstone ME14 2UG. These are aimed at providing support in any area of additional/special needs, with a family support worker on hand to provide a listening ear over a coffee. Please note that no formal diagnosis is required for access to this service.
If you would like to join in, please book via the relevant Eventbrite link below:
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 10-11:30am BOOK
Thursday 17th March 2022 10-11:30am BOOK
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are attending new parent and parent coffee mornings at Oakley School starting in September 2021. Please contact email@example.com to find out more
Space 2 Be Me will also be attending drop ins for parents and carers of children/young people
with Autistic Spectrum Condition. These are run by the Specialist Teacher team in Tunbridge Wells, however one of our Family Support Officers will usually be in attendance for at least part of the session. See below for times and dates:
Please note that due to COVID, the session on 11th January has been cancelled.
Peer Support Groups
Peer Support Groups are part of a new initiative for Space 2 Be Me, and are volunteer-led friendship meetings with like-minded peers who are also parents to children with additional needs. The groups aim to help people build connections, find out more about Space 2 Be Me and access support through our family support service. There is often a member of support staff on hand or else you can put in a request via the group for a support worker to contact you.
We currently run one in Leybourne Chase Community Centre on Wednesdays during term times between 7.30 to 8.30pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01622 764566 for further information or if you wish to attend the group.
We are looking to roll out peer support groups across West Kent so if it is something you are interested in getting involved in please do get in touch with email@example.com
Current Peer Support Groups
For more information about the drop-ins and peer support groups or if you would rather have a one to one chat with a Family Support Worker please call 01622 764566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.