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Summer sensory bags

Request a summer-themed music sensory bag via the programme. The bags include sensory items that can be paired with tracks that have been chosen by our music therapy team. These will be delivered in the month of August.

The hydo pool at Demelza's Kent hospice.

Transition Network hydro pool group

Young people aged 14+ and their families are invited for a group hydro pool session. The transition team are excited to be delivering a group session in the hydrotherapy pool at Demelza Kent on Saturday 20 July. It will be a fun session with friends!

Tranquility Garden

Family Coffee and Cake

An opportunity to enjoy a few hours as a family during the summer holidays to create some memories together, including
refreshments (tea, coffee and squash), crafts and a chance to chat with our senior leadership team. We hope to see you there on Friday 23 August!

Summer Programme Family Fest Scene

Celebrating Disability Pride Month

This year the Family Fest events fall within Disability Pride Month and there will be opportunities to find out more about the awareness month.

Find out more by reading below and visiting the following links:

If you'd like to share your feedback, comments or ask any questions about Disability Pride Month the please email

Disability Pride is not, as many may first think, related to sexual orientation or the LGBTQ+ community. Disability Pride actually originated in the US and marks the signing of the Americans with Disability Act in 1990 which was a transformational law that enabled equal rights and opportunities for those living with disabilities. Since then, it has grown and spread to become an internationally recognised month of awareness spreading and celebrations for the disabled community. 

People with disabilities still face huge barriers to full inclusion and equality in society. Disability Pride Month can offer an opportunity to raise awareness of the barriers that disabled individuals face and to celebrate the hard work and successes of campaigners.

It is something that can be interpreted in many ways, including as a celebration of the incredible support and love that is shared as part of a community. 

Absolutely - everybody is welcome! The most important part of Disability Pride Month is for individuals to be able to take from it what helps them and feel no pressure if that’s nothing at all. 

Whether that’s to decide not to take part, to embrace it as a celebration of the hard-earned successes of disability advocates and campaigners, or the pride in being part of a community rich with support, friendship and love – it is up to you.

Additional information

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Deadline for expressions of interest 

The deadline is 9am, Monday 13 May.  At this point, any expression of interest for a Summer Programme event or activity is an expression of interest only. All families, regardless of location, are invited to express an interest. If events and/or activities are oversubscribed, priority will be given to families that haven't previously attended and a draw will be carried out to allocate remaining places. We will be in touch to confirm if your family group have been allocated an event/activity by the end of the day on Friday 17 May.

If you have any questions about the Summer Programme please email or call the family support helpline on or 01795 845280 (Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm).

Seasonal programmes

Each season we aim to offer families a programme of events and activities which include family events, opportunities to feedback on Demelza services, networking opportunities for parent / carers of young people aged 14+, creative therapies (art / music), sibling activities and deliveries (chocolate eggs in spring and festive gifts in winter)!

The next seasonal programme (autumn) will be advertised in July 2024.

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