South East

Avenues started life in Kent and so it’s in the South East where much of our experience and expertise originated – working with people who were moving out of long stay hospitals whose behaviour had been considered too challenging for community services. We have a base near East Malling and our range of services includes residential care, supported living and outreach for all age groups.

Our work with the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent to develop our expertise in Positive Behaviour Support and Person Centred Active Support started in our Kent services. It continues today across the organisation, including in Surrey where we are part of the Surrey Positive Behaviour Support Network.

In November 2016, Welmede merged with Avenues. Welmede also has services across Surrey. Visit the Welmede subsidiary page to find out more.

Kevin Hulls, Regional Director

What things are you most proud of in your services?

I am so proud to have joined Avenues South East. Our services have a brilliant reputation locally and I knew coming in to this role how lucky I am to be joining such a great team. During the Covid-19 pandemic I have seen so many amazing examples of creative, positive support across the South East putting the people we support at the centre of everything that we do. At Avenues we’re determined that all our services maintain a Good or Outstanding overall rating from the CQC, so we are currently working with the great team at Maidstone Road on an action plan to ensure it meets that standard - which we know it’s very capable of doing.

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