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Damp and Mould Initiative - Maidstone Borough Council


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Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Damp and Mould Service

Description

The Damp and Mould Initiative helps Maidstone residents keep themselves and their homes healthy. Help is available for anyone suffering from Damp and Mould and those concerned the problems could arise.

housingstandards@maidstone.gov.uk

Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6JQ

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Gravesham Borough Council - Community Safety Team


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Fuel Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Community Services

Description

I am Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Officer working alongside the housing teams. I support domestic abuse victims in the community and ensure housing are taking the right approach with their tenants. I also take part in community safety events in the borough.

Gravesham Borough Council Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU

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Thanet District Council - Community Team


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Armed Forces Support & Advice, Community Services

Description

Thanet District Council is responsible for distribution of the Household Support Fund to vulnerable households and families with children in Thanet, who are not receiving other types of financial help. Thanet District Council also provides support to Thanet residents with respect to benefit support and maximisation, support to avoid food and fuel poverty, home energy efficiency and conservation, general well-being and community safety.

Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ

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Citizens Advice Thanet


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Immigration Advice & Support

Description

Citizens Advice Thanet helps people tackle their problems head-on with advice, information and practical support in a free, confidential, impartial and non judgmental way. As well as working with clients to sort out their individual problems. Channels of advice include: email, phone, face to face pre booked appointments. Together challenging discrimination and unfairness.

0808 278 7998

enquiries@thanetcitizensadvice.org.uk

Citizens Advice Thanet, 2nd Floor, Mill Lane House, Mill Lane, Margate, CT9 1LB

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thanetcitizensadvice.org/

Perinatal Money and Mental Health Project - Citizens Advice NWK


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Homelessness Services

Description

We provide free, confidential and impartial money advice and support to help new parents or soon-to-be parents that are struggling with their money and mental health. Clients will receive a dedicated specialist adviser who can support them to deal with any debts, manage their money better, maximise their income and improve their mental health and wellbeing. People can refer themselves to the project, or we can receive referrals from other agencies including community services, midwives, health visitors and children's services.

8th Floor, Royal Victoria Place, Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2SS

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The Riverside Centre


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Community Services

Description

The Riverside Dover is an independent local charity which is a community hub for the residents of Dover. At The Riverside Centre we aim to provide vital support and life-enhancing services to the residents of Dover and surrounding rural villages, open for all ages. The centre is available to everyone however we do provide an extensive range of personalised services for older people and the wider community.

01304 207268

centremanager@riversidedover.org.uk

The Riverside Centre, Maison Dieu Gardens, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RL

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riversidedover.org.uk/

Runway Training


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Education Services, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

We run short courses (1-2 weeks) alongside the Kent Job centers such as customer service, Warehouse and Logistics and Teaching Assistant, these consist of face to face learning where they gain a qualification and get a guarantee job interview at the end. We also run day courses with the Multiply contract on Family budgeting, Helping children with homework and Energy cost savings. Our Neets Team run a study programme for 16-19 year old's who are not in mainstream education. Our functional skills skill run English and math's online courses for anyone wanting to improve their skills and can be funded subject to application. Lastly we run a selection of online learning available to everyone again can be funded subject to application.

Runway Training, 190 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BE

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All Saints Church Canterbury - Community Larder


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Benefits advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support

Description

We operate as one of the nationally registered Warm Welcome Spaces. We open every Friday for breakfast between 9.00 and 10.00 before moving to the distribution of free fresh, tinned and packaged food and miscellaneous small household and toiletry items. We are assisted by Connecting Canterbury (a local charity providing small grants for energy and white goods) and CAB. Other agencies offer to join us as and when they can eg The Dog Trust, Social Prescribers, NHS Teams displaying information about specific health conditions.

Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2PA

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Citizens Advice Maidstone


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

Providing free impartial confidential advice to residents of Maidstone on a wide variety of subjects. We assist in form completion and benefits applications, provide specialist support for MS clients, and energy advice. We offer advice primarily through phone and email channels, and offer in-person appointments for issues that cannot be resolved remotely, eg form filling. We support clients to make Universal Credit applications.

01622 750770

manager@maidstonecab.org.uk

Citizens Advice 2, Bower Terrace, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RY

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www.maidstonecab.org.uk/

Age Concern Sandwich


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Benefits advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Homelessness Services, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

Age concern Sandwich is a community based independent charity providing social and well-being support to the over 50s in Sandwich and the neighbouring town and villages since 1982.

Sneller House, 19/21 Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AP

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Social Enterprise Kent


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Benefits advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services

Description

Improving Lives, Supporting Communities. SEK has a range of projects that support high-level, systemic change such as improving mental health access as well as health and financial inequalities in the community, large loneliness and isolation projects. At an individual level, SEK is working 1:1 with people through employability projects, social prescribing, advice on benefits and helping improve health and wellbeing.

01227 469970

info@sekgroup.org.uk

The Marigold Centre, 65 Shaftesbury Avenue, Cheriton, CT19 4NS

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sekgroup.org.uk/

Children & Families


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Volunteering Services, Education Services

Description

Children and Families is a children’s charity located in Sheerness, Kent. We operate a number of early years, and food related services to support our goals. Services include: • Seashells Children Centre – one of the first children’s centres set up across the county as part of the original Sure Start Programme. We provide a variety of services to support children aged 0-7 and their families through fun learning activities, parental programmes, health related services (health visitor team, midwifery, stop smoking etc.). • Family Support Work and Community Projects – Through funding from the National Lottery, Children In Need, Kent Community Foundation and others we have been able to set up and deliver various community based projects, including The Sensory Hub, the You Make the Difference Project focusing on 4 key areas such as Community Safety, Health & Wellbeing, Early Education, Community Engagement. We also have a Family Finance Worker who supports families to manage their money and budget accordingly, as well as more recently launching our Fuel & Water Home Adviser service which aims to raise awareness in reducing household carbon emissions by becoming more fuel water efficient. • FareShare Kent – Redistributes good quality surplus food from the food industry to other local charities and community groups across Kent and Medway. • Family Food Bank – Provides a food bank service across Kent to ensure no child goes hungry and has the ability to eat healthily and thrive. • Kent Community Pantry – A membership scheme that makes food affordable to communities and empowers families and individuals to provide for themselves and their family. Our work broadly focuses on ensuring that children can be healthy, stay safe, enjoy & achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing. We aim to ensure that we provide high quality services that are value for money and deliver positive outcomes. Our vision is 'Working together to give children and families the best opportunities in life'.

01795 889233

Seashells, Rose Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1AW

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www.children-families.org/

Green Doctors - Groundwork South


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Fuel Advice & Support

Description

Our aim is to reduce fuel poverty, and support bill payers to keep homes warm and healthy. - Support with energy and water debt by accessing/applying eligible discounts - Practical energy advice to reduce energy waste and lower bills - Checking for cheaper tariffs and deals - Assessing bills & explaining statements - Onward referrals for help with food, white goods and warm items - Providing free energy saving measures & explaining their use - Accessing grants for insulation measures or repairs relating to energy performance

0800 233 5255

greendoctorsouth@groundwork.org.uk

Groundwork South, Riverside Community Resource Trust, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY

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south.greendoctors.org.uk/

Connecting Canterbury


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Food Advice & Support

Description

We support those struggling to pay for their gas and electric on a meter by giving small grants towards this cost. We also help by giving grants to help tenants buy furniture and white goods for their properties. We also signpost clients to other relevant support. We work closely with the CAB helping with benefits. We also Distribute Food Parcels on a Thursday and Friday We are also linked with Kent Savers referring clients to their services

07999900659

Connecting Canterbury Diocesan House, Lady Woottons Green, Canterbury, CT1 1NQ

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Kent Support and Assistance Service (KSAS)


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Fuel Advice & Support, Food Advice & Support

Description

KSAS is Kent County Councils local welfare provision service, providing one-off support to Kent residents who are experiencing a crisis. Support is currently offered via supermarket food vouchers and Paypoint vouchers for pre-paid energy meters.

ksas@kent.gov.uk

KSAS Kent County Council, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX

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www.kent.gov.uk/ksas

Citizens Advice Canterbury


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Family Services

Description

We are an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales. We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting peoples lives. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. We offer advice primarily through phone, webchat and email channels, in person appointments are available for issues that cannot be resolved remotely, eg form filling. Freephone Adviceline is 0808 278 7846 Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. To book a call back telephone appointment, or face to face appointment for people who are unable to access us through telephone / webchat / email - call our appointment booking line 01227 452762 or 01227 740647 Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm.

01227 452762 / 01227 740647

3 Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT

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www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/canterbury-district/

Citizens Advice Dover Deal


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Immigration Advice & Support

Description

Citizens Advice is an independent network that helps people resolve their money, legal, family, consumer and other problems. We provide information and advice and influences government and organizations to bring about change in policies and laws. Our advice is provided free, it is independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone. All of our advisers are volunteers and are fully trained to a very high standard, working at over 3,200 service outlets throughout the country. Our staff work with you to help sort out your debt worries and can help you to claim benefits you may be entitled to. We can help you with housing and employment problems and deal with questions relating to consumer or tax problems. We can advise on legal matters, answer questions on immigration or family matters. We can refer you to one of our specialists if you have more complex problems. Dover and Deal Citizens Advice is a one stop shop for your problems.

chiefofficer@doverdealcitizensadvice.org.uk

Maison Dieu Gardens Dover 1st floor 3 Park street Deal, Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1TG

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www.doverdealadvice.co.uk/

Citizens Advice Edenbridge and Westerham


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People

Description

Free, confidential, impartial advice on a wide range of subjects. We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are and whatever their problem. Can be contacted: Monday to Wednesday - Telephone: 9.30am to 4pm. Drop in: 10am to 3pm

03000 420773

edenbridge@cabnet.org.uk

The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, TN8 6BY

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www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/edenbridge-and-westerham/

Citizens Advice Swale


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People

Description

We are operating face to face services in Sittingbourne and Faversham on a limited basis and by appointment only on Mondays (Sitt) and Fridays (Fav). Telephone advice via Adviceline 0808 278 7979 available M-F 9-5. Other services and times are noted on our website and subject to change. Our services: - provide free, impartial, and confidential advice to anyone who needs it. - help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. - provide telephone, online and (where possible) face-to-face support from generalist advisers and specialists in debt and welfare benefits.

01795 417666

Admin@citizensadviceswale.uk

Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HT

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citizensadviceswale.uk/

Citizens Advice in North and West Kent


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Fuel Advice & Support, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services

Description

Citizens Advice in North and West Kent (CANWK) is an independent charity affiliated to national Citizens Advice. We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are and whatever their problem. We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to people with a wide variety of issues, including debt and money matters, benefits, employment, housing and immigration. CANWK supports a population of over 600,000 people across Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Swanley, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells. The quickest and easiest way for local people to contact us themselves is to call our free Adviceline on 0808 278 7810. Adviceline is available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Along with our generalist advice, we have specialist advice teams for immigration, housing, benefits, debt and employment issues, along with teams providing holistic advice for people with mental health issues (Money & Mental Health and Perinatal Health Project). Please mention in your referral if you are referring to a particular project

advice@nwkent.cab.org.uk

Tonbridge Castle, Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BG

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www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/north-west-kent/