The John Graham Centre commenced in 2004 is a Day Service for adults who have a learning disability.

The Centre is based on a small farm in Blean, just outside the Cathedral City of Canterbury., it is a family run business offering both indoor and outdoor activities. From very small beginnings 14 years ago and with an abundance of enthusiasm plus a clear vision, the Centre has developed into the forward looking stimulating and motivating service that it is today, enabling adults with a learning disability to learn and achieve together, to be happy and for each person to be able to develop to their maximum potential.

We aim to give our students the opportunity to:

  • Gain new experiences
  • Take pleasure in the countryside and healthy living
  • Learn about animals and their therapeutic qualities
  • Build creativity and aid expression
  • Increase self-confidence and capabilities
  • Work towards independence and supported employment

Promoting Independence

Whatever their level of ability, each student will have a forward plan, regular meetings, individual assessment, support plan and risk assessment.
On commencement at the John Graham Centre, each student is give time to settle in, then supported to make his/her choices on areas they would like to be involved in and goals they would like to achieve. Gradually building their own portfolio showing evidence of individual progress and achievements gained.

Working in partnership

The John Graham Centre likes to work closely with families and in partnership with any professional or other organization voluntary or statutory to the benefit of students attending the Centre.

The John Graham Centre takes great pride in the service it provides, is on the official framework of Social Services for the provision of day service.

Each person attending the centre has a regular review and assessment meeting with their care manager, staff from centre, family/advocate, reports are compiled detailing individual progress, choices/goals attained. Frequency of reviews is dependent on the need of the individual student.


Want to attend our Daily Centre? Contact us on: 01227 478564 or email us. We will book a visit for you to have a walk around the farm and show you our wonderful site.