two friends at playscheme

KCA

We provide services for children and young people with learning disabilities aged 5 to 25 including those with physical disabilities, autism, complex communication, and behavioural needs.

We want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with disabilities and their families and aim to enhance their life opportunities by providing play, outreach, short breaks, after school clubs, counselling and family support services to support children and young people to be active and contributing members of their community.

Our vision is to provide engaging, inclusive, and innovative play and experiential opportunities, which enable learning disabled children and young people to develop their social and emotional resilience in readiness for an active and fulfilling adulthood.

News & Updates

Dear parents I am excited to announce the following activities that will take place during October half-term at KCA:

We are starting a partnership with Arts For Life Project this half-term to further enhance the experiences of children and young people who attend our play and youth schemes. Children will have the opportunity to take part in creative arts workshops with the aim to support them to be happier and healthier.  Arts For Life Project will be delivering 2 sessions for our play scheme and 1 session for our youth scheme.

It is part of our mission to ensure that children with learning disabilities are included in decision making within their community. Harrow People Services Directorate is undertaking a review of local short breaks services available for children and young people with disabilities and their families, in order to ensure that they provide services that offer choice and meet the needs of families and their children. Parents and carers have being invited to participate in the consultation process.  Using our experience of past consultations we are working hand in hand with Harrow to help children and young people who attend our half-term schemes to be part the consultation process and we will offer the opportunity  to all children to express their wishes.’

 Ilias Kostalas, KCA Service Manager


Harrow Council are conducting a consultation on The Short Breaks services they provide.  Have your say on the services in our area the consultation is now live and will be open until Tuesday 24th October 2017.

Please click here to access the questionnaire

child playing in accessible swing

“I have a daughter with severe autism who attends the schemes at KCA during the holiday periods and on Saturdays.  These services are very helpful to me because it allows me to spend more quality time with my other daughter who often feels left out because my autistic daughter requires constant attention when she’s at home.

The weekends and holiday schemes not only provides my  daughter with the opportunity to engage in fun activities which she enjoys but it also enabled me to develop a better relationship with my other daughter. I am very grateful to the team at KCA for all the wonderful things they do. Without their support things would be very difficult for me’’

Emilia, parent

young person making music

“My son Patrick who is 7 and has global developmental delay goes to KCA on a Saturday and during the school holidays.  Patrick really enjoys attending KCA. It means he can socialise with other children and take part in fun activities in a safe environment.

Patrick does not walk and has a much younger mental age than 7, so it is very difficult to find activities for him to participate in over the weekend and during school holidays. He gets bored and frustrated at home which can be stressful for us, his parents, so it’s wonderful that he can attend KCA and be stimulated. He is always happy when we pick him up and the staff are really friendly and supportive of his needs.

Places like KCA are so valuable to children with disabilities and their carers. The children enjoy themselves and the parents get a chance to have a break and/or spend time with their other children.”

Mary, parent