Children’s integrated therapies

Providing a specialist therapy service for disabled children from birth to 19-years-old in Kent.

Darent Valley Hospital

01322 428242

Children’s Resource Centre, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent DA2 9BD

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

The Dolphin Centre

01892 501860

Abbey Court, 7-15 St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9TF

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Heathside Centre

01622 742333

Invicta House, Heath Road, Coxheath, Kent ME17 4AH

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Kent and Canterbury Hospital

01227 783042

Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NG

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Green Banks

0300 042 0871 or 0300 042 0874

Westfield Road, Garlinge, Kent CT9 5PA

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Who we are

We are a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, specialist nurse advisors, key workers, therapy assistants and clerical support staff who provide a specialist therapy service for disabled children from birth to 19-years-old.

The full service is available in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, Maidstone and Malling and Thanet and Canterbury. The specialist nurse advisor and keyworker (care co-ordination service) is available in Dover, Deal, Shepway and Ashford. Teams are divided into early years and school-age services.

What we do

We provide an integrated approach to supporting, treating and providing care co-ordination for disabled children and young people with complex multi-disciplinary needs.

Care co-ordination, a designated service for children with severe and complex needs from birth to the age of seven, is provided by specialist nurse advisors and key workers.

Physiotherapists support children with gross motor difficulties, such as cerebral palsy, hemiplegia and developmental delay associated with syndromes and chromosomal disorders.

Occupational therapists support children who have difficulties with daily living activities and other childhood activities. These include children with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia and autism. Speech and language therapists support children who find communication and feeding difficult. Children are seen in clinics, at home and in school and other settings.

How do you use this service?

You can get in touch using the information given here. Any child can be referred as long as there is parental or guardian consent.

Your comments

June 2017
Dartford

Great staff, so helpful, warm, inviting and considerate. These sessions are priceless for my child. (Early Years)

June 2017
Canterbury

The progress my son has made is incredible. His speech is coming along lovely. (Early Years)

June 2017
Tunbridge Wells

We felt really supported through the whole process. It was well organised and communication between those involved has been excellent. (Early Years - TAC)

June 2017
Dartford

The lady we saw was very friendly and extremely helpful, making my daughter feel at ease during her assessment. (School Years)

June 2017
Maidstone

Everyone is so friendly and reassuring. Everything is put through to the correct people quickly, acted upon quickly and appointments are on time. (Early Years)

May 2017
Shepway

Laura is very approachable. She is friendly and she cares. She is good at ringing to check how things are going and is clear with explanations. (Early Years)

May 2017
Deal

Such great support, I dont know what we would have done without Amy; she just understands and helps. (Early Years)

May 2017
Dartford

Very friendly. Concerns were listened to. (School Years)

May 2017
Thanet

It was lovely to see my son get the help and advice from someone who understands his needs. (Early Years)

April 2017
Thanet

Excellent service Always grateful for the support you have given us. (School Years)

April 2017
Maidstone

Such a calm environment, really took their time. My child felt at ease. Occupational therapist very kind and patient. (School Years)

April 2017
Canterbury

The workshop was incredibly helpful the organisers were very well prepared, experienced and helpful. (Early Years)

April 2017
Dartford

Really nice lady, gave some good exercises for my son to carry out at home. Lovely experience. (School Years)

March 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Excellent assessment with great feedback and targeted support that will be extremely useful going forward. (School Years)

March 2017
Dartford

It was a very helpful session and both the therapists were very gentle with the baby , friendly and knowledgeable. (TAC - Early Years)

March 2017
Thanet

Helpful, caring and friendly staff, always getting the best out of each session. (School Years)

March 2017
Canterbury

Very friendly, explained everything as it was happening and provided a clear way forward. (School Years)

March 2017
Canterbury

The staff were very helpful and very supportive in helping our daughter to express her needs and build up her confidence. (Early Years)

February 2017
Maidstone

I felt listened to and came away with some really useful ideas to try at home. (School Years)

February 2017
Dartford

Fabulous team, very informative. (Early Years)

February 2017
Thanet

They have been extremely helpful during the period of my son's feeding difficulties and have understood his needs. (Early Years)

February 2017
Canterbury

I find this service brings me a lot of help. It takes a huge load off from me as a parent of a disabled child. (School Years)

January 2017
Thanet

Both ladies were very helpful and met the needs of me and my daughter, they were very patient and understanding of her too, which was lovely. (TAC)

January 2017
Canterbury

Excellent personal service. Felt staff member really cared. (School Years)

January 2017
Maidstone

Really good discussion, advice and care. Brilliant interactions with our son. (Early Years)

January 2017
Dartford

Lovely staff, lots of new strategies/tips to improve my son's abilities. Very happy with today's appointment. (School Years)

January 2017
Maidstone

Fantastic service. Claire was brilliant - I feel like we can really start to help (child's name). Felt like I was talking to someone I had known for years. Thank you so much for all your help on our first visit. (Early Years, Maidstone)

December 2016
Thanet

I love this service as it not only reviews my child but it also gives me target/aims for my child and next steps once they are reached. This is great for me and my child as I always want to motivate and encourage her to the best of her ability. (Early Years)

December 2016
Maidstone

Very helpful appointment, giving me lots of new strategies which I am looking forward to trying. The OT was so welcoming and it was very easy to chat through any problems we had. Carol was great with (child's name) who is usually extremely anxious when she meets new adults. (School Years)

December 2016
Canterbury

Vicky has worked wonders within all of the sessions (child's name) has had. She has not only shown the upmost of professionalism but also has shown genuine kindness and care. I firmly believe in attending the sessions (child's name) has gained in all areas Thank you. (Early Years)

November 2016
Thanet

We are very happy with the service our keyworker offers and would find things much more challenging and difficult without her. (TAC - Early Years)

November 2016
Thanet

The help that my son has received has been excellent and he has made brilliant progress whilst being here. (Early Years)

November 2016
Dartford

Very helpful and instructive session lead by a gentle and kind manner. This is exactly what we need. (Early Years)

November 2016
Canterbury

Really happy with how quickly everything was put in place after my first concern about my son. A stressful time was made smoother by the service provided. (Early Years)

November 2016
Thanet

Very supportive and helpful, don't know how I would have coped without her. (School Years)

November 2016
Maidstone

Fantastic service and staff, always happy and helpful, can't do enough to help us. (Early Years)

October 2016
Thanet

The appointment is always supportive and helpful in giving us ideas in helping our child's progress and development. They support us (parents) in coping and finding ways to help our son. (Early Years)

October 2016
Canterbury

The appointments I have had with my son have been fun, educational and met exactly what his needs are. He has improved in the 6 weeks we have been attending. (Early Years)

October 2016
Canterbury

Our daughter has made very positive progress from the advice we have received and put into practice. (School Years)

October 2016
Dartford

Fantastic assessment. Both staff were child orientated, took their time to complete the assessment thoroughly. Very informative and helpful on strategies and advice and explained next steps clearly. (School Years)

September 2016
Early Years, Tunbridge Wells

Provides the support and peace of mind needed.

September 2016
School Years, Dartford

Service received 5 star.

September 2016
Early Years,Canterbury

Great service. Fantastically supportive.

September 2016
Early Years, Maidstone

Hydro has been fantastic for (child's name), given him confidence and strength.

August 2016
Thanet

I feel I have total confidence in the key working service. My keyworker, Carol, always responds to my concerns and worries in a timely and friendly manner. (Early Years)

August 2016
Maidstone

Very knowledgable, very helpful, answered all my questions and wonderful with my daughter. (Early Years)

August 2016
Dartford

Really informative, and very welcoming care given. Made us feel well looked after. (School Years)

July 2016
Dover

Very informative and helpful. Provided information and support in things we know nothing about. (Early years)

July 2016
Canterbury

We have found staff extremely positive and helpful. Not only encouraging my child but supporting me in the way I interact with him. (School Years)

July 2016
Canterbury

The service is amazing, from day one it's been a very valuable service to us as a family. (Early Years)

June 2016
Deal

Very helpful and supportive team. (Early years)

June 2016
Canterbury

Staff are all brilliant and very knowledgable. (School Years)

June 2016
Maidstone

We received extremely useful information which will help our daughter in the future. The staff were helpful, caring and considerate. (School Years)

June 2016
Thanet

The sessions have been very helpful. Lisa has been very helpful and my son has enjoyed working with her. Thank you. (School Years)

June 2016
Thanet

Excellent service. Very helpful. Would be lost without them. (Early Years)

May 2016
Dartford

Incredibly helpful, practical advice tailored to the very specific individual needs of my child. One of the most helpful professionals I have seen. Made a big difference to the daily struggles in our life.

May 2016
Tunbridge Wells

Very helpful, welcoming and made us feel at ease.

May 2016
Maidstone

It is so great for my child. She has learned a lot.

April 2016
Tunbridge Wells

They listened to me and helped me with how to do things, like scissors and shoelaces.

April 2016
Canterbury

The occupational therapist was very through and gave some great advice to try at home.

April 2016
Maidstone

Staff were friendly and made my son feel comfortable.

March 2016
Canterbury

Very professional and caring therapist who has explained everything very clearly for me to understand.

March 2016
Dartford

Fantastic service  - couldn't recommend highly enough and couldn't be without it.

March 2016
Tunbridge Wells

Always been a great support.

January 2016

Seeing my son's progress has been so encouraging. (Maidstone)

January 2016

Very happy with the attention given and advice provided. (Tunbridge Wells)