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KASBAH was founded by a group of parents of children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 1966 with a desire to help other families in circumstances similar to their own. All of the support services are now open to any person with a physical and/or learning disabilities, including support for the parents, carers and families.


Latest from KASBAH...


A message from Emma...

Hello from me,

Can you believe KASBAH has been running for 50 years!! Over the last couple of months it has been a pleasure to take a trip down memory lane with our members (old and new) and see just how far we have come. /p>

I will have uploaded my presentation from our 50th Annual General Meeting, there are some great photos if you have the time please have a look at and there is a wonderful photo album of some of the original members and lots of KASBAH fun at the office if anyone would like to come in and have a look through.

There are some changes happening within KASBAH; after lots of thought and consideration the cafe is closing in Gravesend High Street and will be re-opened in our charity shop at 6 The Hive, Northfleet DA11 9DE by the end of the month, there will be free internet access and our renovation and planning has sparked a new social enterprise; an up-cycling project will soon be commencing from Seabrooke House.

Hattie Webb House is going to have a change of direction with all of our current residents now set with clear pathways to increased independent living, 'Hattie Webb Life Skills' is moving out into the community and in February/March next year will meet at the Rochester Visitor Centre as their base.

There are also four new potential properties in the pipeline to continue KASBAH's development in the new financial year. More exciting times in KASBAH to follow.

Best Wishes

Emma - KASBAH Chief Officer


Gift Aid

Gift Aid provides a great opportunity for you to increase the value of the donations you make to KASBAH. Provided you are a UK taxpayer, however you make your donations, KASBAH can reclaim the basic rate tax from the Inland Revenue, boosting the donation of every £1 to £1.25.

There are several different ways you can make a donation:

By Post

Donations can be made by cheque, postal order or cash and should be posted to:
KASBAH, 7 The Hive, Northfleet, Kent DA11 9DE.
Please make cheques and postal orders payable to KASBAH. We recommend that cash payments should only be sent using a secure mailing system (i.e. registered mail).

By Standing Order

If you want to make regular donations, payments by standing order are an effective way of doing this. You can make payments weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly to suit. Once the initial forms are completed, please return them to the KASBAH office for documenting, we will then forward them to your bank who will do the rest.

Payroll Giving

Many employers now operate Payroll Giving schemes. These schemes are tax efficient as they enable you to make a donation directly from your salary before tax has been deducted. This means that if you pay the basic rate of tax, for every £1.00 you give to KASBAH, it only costs you 78 pence. (For higher rate taxpayers the scheme has even greater advantages.)

For more information about Payroll Giving please email us at


Legacies are an effective way of making sure that your good intentions and our vital work continues into the future. Naturally, your first concern will be for your family and loved ones, but please consider helping us by including KASBAH with your will. Legacies are tax-free and simple to set up even if you do not currently have a will.

For more information regarding legacy giving please email us at


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