Much Laughter CIC is a community charity that raises awareness of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and funds for other local non-profit groups. FASD is linked with 428 other conditions and disorders, the main one being brain damage.
Puzzles attend Sharon’s Much Laughter comedy nights, a big fund raiser for the charity and recently her Comedy Hub in Rochester High Street. Our over 17 members love it.
Much – Links
Face book – https://www.facebook.com/MuchlaughterinMedway/
Website – https://muchlaughter.co.uk/
The Medway Parents and Carers Forum is a group formed to help bring together the parents, families and carers of children and young people with a variety of additional needs to have a voice within Medway. The forum is run by parents for parents, with support from Contact, Medway Council and other organisations.
Puzzles has attended a few of the meetings and coffee mornings. Michelle always welcomes new members and is involved in a lot of local polices.
MPCF – Links
Website – http://medwaypcf.org.uk/
Club Ausome -A place where families can get together in a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment with other families dealing with Autism. We get together fortnightly in Chatham and do lots of different things, we play music and paint, we meet animals and we sit and talk.. During the holidays we go on trips and spend time together experiencing many different things. I’m proud of the club we have become. All sessions can be found under our events page
Some younger Puzzles members have enjoyed their Monday social cub in Strood. They do some good sensory sessions on a Saturday morning like slime and craft.
Club Ausome links
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClubAUsome/
Website – http://clubausome.co.uk/
Autism South East aims to break down the barriers of isolation felt by many in the autistic community
.Many families feel isolated with children unable to attend clubs or activities within the community and some autistic adults can find it challenging to go out. Autism South East provides events and activities for children and adults on the autistic spectrum such as gaming, Lego, cupcake decorating, bath bomb making, social groups and more!
Puzzles has attended some of their coffee mornings that pop up in many places around Kent. They are a very friendly and welcoming bunch.
Autism South East links
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/autismSEuk/
Website – https://www.autismsoutheast.co.uk/
Lower Bush Alpacas
A family run alpaca experience business based in Cuxton, near Rochester. We pride ourselves on offering fun and inclusive experiences that will leave you with special memories. Jon works closely with the alpacas on a daily basis and as such has a gentle and trusting relationship with them. His wife, Jemeela, is a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS, with children and young people with Learning and Neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her focus on the farm is on maximising the well-being of the people and alpacas alike and sharing the alpaca love with people of all ages and abilities. We offer a chance to meet and feed the alpacas as well as walk them. We also offer bespoke packages to suit you, including birthday parties, school visits, team days, mindfulness and children’s yoga.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lowerbushalpacas/
Website – https://www.lowerbushalpacas.co.uk/
Address – Bush Road, Lower Bush, Cuxton, Rochester Kent, ME2 1HF
Contact Jon or Jemeela on 07738 694681
Imago community – Medway and Swale
Imago is a social action charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London. We deliver a range of services and projects; supporting independence, reducing social isolation and creating opportunities, for some of the most vulnerable in our communities. In addition we help voluntary and community sector organisations operate more effectively by offering a range of information, advice, resources, training and support