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.
Dornincourt, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 0BN
Karten Centre Manager
01372 841 300
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People
Host Organisation Address
Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead Surrey KT22 0BN
Karten Centre Website
Are clients are all resident at the centre.
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
- Adaptive controllers
- Large keyboards
- The Grid for Eye-Gaze
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.
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.