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Full of Life’s services have been developed to give practical support to parent carers of disabled children/adults. Please note that these services are available to residents of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For those living outside of the borough, please contact Full of Life’s Information Officer for signposting to your local services, on 0208 962 9994 / info@fulloflifekc.com

Full of Life’s Information Service (All Ages) (RBKC)

The Information Service is a specialist service which has been created to provide practical and up to date information for disabled children/adults and their families who live in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The Information Service in a comprehensive guide to all local services and processes, including Education, Health and Social Care. To access this resource, please click the following link: http://www.fulloflifekc.com/information-service/

You can also contact Full of Life’s Information Service Advice Line on 0208 962 9994 / info@fulloflifekc.com

Full of Life’s Family Support Service (0-14) (RBKC)

Full of Life’s Family Support Service offers independent advice and information on the following:

  • Benefits (including Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance).
  • Issues relating to Housing, Health and Social Services.
  • Preparation for meetings.
  • Support with complaints/appeals.
  • Liaising with various Statutory Departments that support families, such as Social Services and Health.

 

You can contact Full of Life’s Family Support Service directly on 0208 962 9994 / familysupport@fulloflifekc.com

Full of Life’s Carers' Advocacy Service (14+) (RBKC)

Full of Life’s Carers’ Advocacy Service provides independent practical support, advice and information on the following:

  • Issues relating to Social Services, such as Carer’s Assessments, Needs Assessments and Access to Services.
  • Support with Transition from Children to Adult Services.
  • Education advice (16plus).
  • General information and advice relating to benefits and housing.
  • Form filling (Benefits, grants and applications).
  • Support attending meetings/reviews.
  • Complaints (support and advice).
  • Liaising with services and professionals to access the best support for families.
  • Provides a quarterly newsletter for parent carers.

The Carers’ Advocacy Service also works to ensure that parent carers and their families are at the heart of service development.

Contact Details:
Full of Life
Kensal House Annex
379 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5BQ.

 

Samantha Peters (Carers’ Advocate)

T: 0208 962 9917

E: advocacy@fulloflifekc.com

 

The Carers’ Advocacy Service operates Mondays to Fridays 10am-5pm, by appointment only.

Full of Life’s Independent Advice and Support Service (I.A.S.S) (0-25 RBKC)

If your child has a disability or any other special educational needs, The Independent Advice and Support Service (formally The Parent Partnership Service) can help. The service offers independent advice and information about all issues relating Special Educational Needs. The service informs parents about their rights and the rights of their child under Education Law.

 

The Independent Advice and Support Service also offers practical help and support with the following:

  • Helping parents understand the Education, Health and Social Care (EHC) planning/assessment process for Special Educational Needs.
  • Helping parents understand the Annual Review process.
  • Supporting parents to represent their views at meetings, via letters or forms.
  • Filling in forms and replying to letters if parents are unable to.
  • Requesting information on your child’s special educational needs.
  • Helping parents to understand the system for supporting your child’s special educational needs.
  • Where there are disagreements, The Independent Advice and Support Service can provide advice and help to get your views across.
  • Able to provide advice around SEN tribunals, but cannot act as a representative.

 

Contact

Independent Advice and Support Service (I.A.S.S) (0-16) - Allison Ambrogi
Full of Life,

Kensal House Annex,

379 Ladbroke Grove,

London W10 5BQ.
Tel: 0208 960 9064 / Email: sen@fulloflifekc.com

 

Carer’s Advocacy for Parents/Carers of Young People (16-25) – Samantha Peters

Tel 0208 962 9917 / Email: advocacy@fulloflifekc.com

 

Full of Life’s Independent Support Service (I.S.S)

Full of Life’s I.S.S service offers specific support for parents of children and young people who are requesting or are transferring from Statements or Learning Disability Assessments to Education, Health and Social Care Plans (E.H.C).

This service will refer to the Independent Advice and Support Service (I.A.S.S) for more complex issues in relation to Special Educational Needs.

This service is for parents of disabled children and young people (0-25) with Special Educational Needs.

For more information about this service, please contact Full of Life directly on 0208 962 9994 / sen@fulloflifekc.com

Service for Young People with Complex Needs (14 – 25) (RBKC)

The Full of Life Centre for Young People with Complex Needs, is a specialist service operating 6 days a week with a focus on communication and personal development, new experiences and learning new skills.

We run a Day Service, Afterschool Club, Saturday Club, Holiday Service and Half Term Service.

One to one provision offers an array of individualised opportunities both in our centre and in our local community.

Young people are encouraged to make choices and develop skills through a range of activities and shared experiences.

Through a variety of communication aids, our young people are able to shape their own futures through the use of person centred planning. These communication aids include iPads, P.E.C.S and objects of reference.

Our partnership work with parents, schools, colleges and other services also helps us to ensure that young people retain personal social and independence skills.

Contact Details:

Full of Life
Kensal House Annex
379 Ladbroke Grove
London
W10 5BQ

 

Gill Fashola (Full of Life Centre Manager)
Tel: 0208 969 9993 / Email: gill@fulloflifekc.com