Space 2 Be Me
Who we are
Space 2 Be Me was set up in 2010 by a group of parents to support families in Maidstone with disabled children who wanted to access local advice and support. Space 2 Be Me continues to be a parent led charity and we regularly ask parents and some of our young service users for feedback and ideas for activities. As a result, the service provided by Space 2 Be Me has evolved and grown over the years and indeed our catchment area has grown to include the whole of West Kent.
All of our work falls under three main areas. Firstly we directly support disabled children through a range of clubs for different age groups from age 6 through to age 25 in term time and also in holiday clubs.
We support parents as well via family support work, training, support groups and workshops, helping them to feel less isolated, learn strategies to support their children and build a peer support network.
We are also involved with helping parents get their voices heard through facilitating Kent PACT, a new strategic parent carer forum, to work with local partners to help feed in to how services for disabled children are designed and delivered.
We aim to support the whole family though offering access to family activity or outings, enabling our families to enjoy quality time together as well as the opportunity to meet other families who are facing similar challenges.
We run all our activities as cost effectively as possible, with a very small, skilled and dedicated part time team. We work with more than 250 families every year, reaching more than 1,000 people across West Kent.