Queen Elizabeth Foundation

Centre Address

Dornincourt, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 0BN

Karten Centre Manager

Mike Chapman

Contact Details

Phone:

01372 841 300


E-mail:

info@qef.org.uk

Host Organisation

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People

Host Organisation Address

Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 0BN

Karten Centre Website

http://www.qef.org.uk

Centre Established

March 2017

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

QEF Independent Living Services is a residential centre for 43 adults with disabilities. The centre prepares young adults for the style of independent living which best suits them, from a single room, to a shared flat to a group home situation. The "Infozone", where the Karten Computer Suite is held, is a shared space for residents for art, crafts and technology.

Clients

Are clients are all resident at the centre.

Disabilities

They have a wide variety of mostly congenital disabilities and almost all of them wheelchair users. Many have cerebral palsy and some have degenerative and life-limiting conditions. Most residents have a co-morbidity of conditions and many have learning difficulties.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

  • Eye-Gaze
  • PCs
  • Adaptive controllers
  • Large keyboards

Assistive Technology

  • The Grid for Eye-Gaze
  • ZoomText
  • Claroread

Karten Centre Staff

95 - including care staff, Life Coaches, administrative staff associated with a residential centre.

Karten Centre Hours

The room is available to residents everyday. Courses are run by a tutor once a week.

Services offered to the Network

It is not clear how our centre might help the network, but we would always welcome visitors.

Partnerships

We work with Lattitude, a volunteering charity, who provide long-term volunteers who are resident at the centre on a "Gap Year" basis. We publicized this in the Network newsletter when we wrote about Princess Anne's visit there in March.