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Treat Me Right CIC


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Digital Inclusion & Skills

Description

Treat Me Right CIC, is a community interest company, providing training, support, coaching and mentoring to facilitate the empowerment of all who identify as a women, and non-binary individuals, increase their safety, wellness and economic wellbeing . We work with individuals, business, local governments and the voluntary sector to co-create solutions that empower women to create the lives they want and deserve.

17a Electric Lane, London, London, SW9 8LA

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SATEDA


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Debt advice, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Education Services, Community Services, Financial Vulnerability Advice & Support

Description

Through a range of trauma-informed services, such as Outreach (1:1), Group-based programmes and a civil court service, SATEDA provide direct access to support, advocacy and advice for women and children who’ve experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. We strive to offer a journey of support which increases choices for women – enabling them to take back control, break free and live a life without fear. We’re the only domestic abuse service in Kent working solely with women and we know domestic abuse isn’t linear so our support services aren't either. It’s tailored to the individual needs. The client is in control of the journey and we’ll hold their hand through it.

01795417251

admin@sateda.org

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

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sateda.org

The Prince's Trust


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Employability Support, Education Services

Description

Every young person should have the chance to succeed. We know how hard it can be to get started in life. Whatever challenges you’re facing, if you’re aged 16 to 30, The Prince’s Trust is here for you. You’ve got what it takes to gain the confidence and skills to get a job. But sometimes it takes that first step, and we're here to help. We’ve got your back through even the most difficult of times. A million young people have started something with The Prince’s Trust – becoming health workers, sports coaches, youth workers, fashion designers, builders and business owners. Could you be next? Whether you are looking to build your confidence, need help getting a job or want support to start a business, we have support and resources for you. Start something with The Prince’s Trust today.

The Prince's Trust, 8 Glade Path, London, Greater London, SE1 8EG

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Headway Kent


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

We provide support, guidance and information to adults in Kent that have sustained a brain injury. We operate support groups in our hubs in Thanet, Canterbury, Ashford and Folkestone; carer support groups, online support groups and free drop in sessions.

Headway House, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethlebert Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NG

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Folkestone Rainbow Centre


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Housing Advice & Support, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Addiction Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Volunteering Services, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

The Folkestone Rainbow Centre Homeless support service offers advice and advocacy as well as day centre and breakfast club. The umbrella organisation also offers Food bank and Foodstop services as well as money advice support and a charity shop.

69 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AF

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Sittingbourne and Sheppey helping Ukraine


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Benefits advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Immigration Advice & Support, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

We support all Ukrainian refugees arriving in the Swale area. We support their families and/or Hosts. We make sure that they can safely integrate into the community, with support, signposting, and a hub for the refugees to meet, and build relationships. We have a foodbank, clothing, and work with key government departments.

KCC Childrens and Social Services Building, Remembrance Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DD

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The Perfect Place to Grow


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Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Volunteering Services

Description

We invite young people NEET (18- 25) onto employability and wellbeing courses at The Perfect Place to Gorw. They are a part of the whole journey from farm to form to service. Learning seasonality, dishes with guest chefs as well how to acces sustainable work across the food industry, managing stress at work, communicating effectively and working well as a team.

99 Victoria Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 1RD

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Compaid


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Transport Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Additional Needs & Learning Disabilities Support Services

Description

We assist disabled, older and other vulnerable people through digital skills training and accessible transport services.

01892 351055

Unit 1 Eastlands, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6BU

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www.compaid.org.uk/

Paddock Wood Community Advice Centre


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

Description

Paddock Wood Community Advice Centre (“PWCAC”) provides a free, confidential, and impartial advice service for the residents of Paddock Wood and surrounding rural parishes. We offer face-to-face appointments as well as a drop-in service. We provide advice about a wide range of matters, including consumer issues, debt and money, employment, family matters (children or relationship breakdown including domestic abuse), housing and homelessness, mental health support and welfare benefits (including representation at tribunals). PWCAC holds the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) mark.

01892 838619

info@pwadvice.org

94 Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN12 6DP

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www.pwadvice.org/

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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North Kent Mind


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Housing Advice & Support, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Education Services, Community Services

Description

We are North Kent Mind, an independent mental health charity providing support to people living in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley. We offer a wide range of services for people who experience mental health issues, which can be provided individually or in small or large groups. We support our local community through our Housing Service, Fee-Paying Counselling and Anger Management courses, Employment Services, Money Guidance, Training, a selection of Wellbeing Services, Children and Young Person's Services and a range of therapies and courses made available through the NHS Talking Therapies.

01322 291380

North Kent Mind The Almshouses, 20 West Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2EP

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northkentmind.co.uk/

YOUTH NGAGE KENT


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Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

Youth Ngage are an organisation that helps to develop the potential of our participants. Using a holistic approach to supporting vulnerable young people and their families; we engage, train, and develop them to have positive self-esteem and become good role models. We work mostly with BAME youths in Gravesham, with a focus on African and Caribbean young people aged 11 - 25 years old and their parents. We use sports as an entry strategy to maintain peace in our community, providing healthy activities, career development projects, employability services, mental well-being support, skills development training, and community engagement events for youths and family members.

127-130 Windmill House, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BL

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Citizens Advice Shepway


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Benefits advice, Debt advice, Housing Advice & Support, Employability Support

Description

We provide advice and assistance on a wide range of subjects, including Benefits, Debt, Employment, Housing and Consumer, to Folkestone & Hythe residents.

Units 4 - 6 Princes Gate, George Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1RH

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Kent Adult Education Service


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Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Education Services

Description

We deliver a range of courses to support developing skills for work, as well as re-engagement into learning and courses to support health and wellbeing for example Creative courses. Concessions make courses FREE for many learners including those on low wages and those on job seeking benefits.

03000 41 22 22

Community Learning and Skills Head Office, London Road, Trading Estate Unit A/B, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1SX

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www.kentadulteducation.co.uk

The Grand Healthy Living Centre


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

We're a Healthy Living Centre supporting the needs of adults and young people. We work across Gravesham on all sorts of projects - from free exercise to singing and mental health. Pop in and say hello. Our youth service GYG is based here too. The Grand was set-up in 2001 as a multi-partner agency working across the borough. Since then, we have established a successful youth service, helped hundreds of people get online and learn how to use the internet, assisted people in their search for a new job and helped people lose weight and quit smoking. We work with every secondary school in the borough, manage community events, run a community allotment, and have produced an annual youth performance at the Woodville theatre for the past 10 years. We work across Gravesham. Our base is at the Gravesend Methodist Church and many of our services are based here. But we also run our workshops and classes in different spaces and locations in the local area.

01474 320123

hello@thegrand.org.uk

The Gr@nd: Healthy Living Centre, C/O The Methodist Church Community Centre, 4-9 Wilfred Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2HA

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www.thegrand.org.uk/

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/

Romani Slovak Czech Community CIC


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Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Immigration Advice & Support, Education Services, Community Services

Description

We support people to reach their full potential by delivering free English lessons daily. The inability to access training, employment and voluntary opportunities due to a lack of English skills leaves migrants unable to integrate easily or contribute to their local communities, further hindered by the pandemic. Over the last few years, we have delivered various projects addressing crime prevention, youth diversion activities, advice and support at drop-in-centre in Gravesend and Northfleet. We currently deliver sports projects to address inactivity and different cultural events to celebrate and share traditions that have become celebrated and appreciated by the local community (e.g., St Nicholas Day, Porraimos -Romani Holocaust Exhibition and International Roma Day).

07492 351934

slovak.czech.community@gmail.com

20 The Hive, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 9DE

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www.romani.top/

Fusion Maidstone


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Homelessness Services, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Community Services

Description

Fusion Maidstone is a healthy living centre whose aim is to promote the health, education, recreational opportunity, self-improvement and community capacity of Park Wood and the wider Maidstone area. Our main area of charitable activity is the provision of advice, information, activities and training which is based around healthy living, bringing services and opportunity to local people. We offer access to to various NHS services including sexual health, weight loss, lifestyle, smoking cessation. We offer social inclusion groups including Golden Friends, coffee hour, knit & natter. We offer various craft groups, exercise classes, cooking classes and much more. We offer a free lunch on a Friday to those who are eligible, as well as a safe and warm space for people throughout the day. We have a friendly welcoming coffee shop and a full volunteer programme.

01622 691177

suemaidens@fusionhlc.org.uk

2-3 Cobb Way, Park Wood, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9XF

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www.fusionhlc.org.uk/

Beam


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Housing Advice & Support, Employability Support, Homelessness Services

Description

Beam supports individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness into employment and private rented sector housing. Beam partners with Maidstone council to remove the financial barriers that prevent service users from starting work (such as childcare, travel costs, and tech) and accessing the private rented sector (first month's rent, deposit, and a moving van.) They also provide wraparound caseworker support, empowering service users to find and secure their own jobs and properties. Every service user who finds a new home through Beam will receive 9 months of sustainment support from Beam's expert sustainment team.

Referrals@beam.org

Senna Building, Gorsuch Pl, London, E2 8JF

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SEKitchen & Helping Hands Project - Social Enterprise Kent


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Employability Support, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Digital Inclusion & Skills

Description

We provide - Low-cost groceries in our community shop (SEKitchen) Also - 1:1 or short workshop support re: financial issues, employability, digital inclusion and wellbeing. (KCC funded Helping Hands Project) Opening times: - Shop: 9am-4pm Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri Wed 10:30am-4pm - Helping Hands support: 9am-3pm (some employability support available until 5pm Wed-Fri)

01843 210005

CT11 8RA

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Ashford Borough Citizens Advice


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Debt advice, Housing Advice & Support, Employability Support, Family Services, Immigration Advice & Support

Description

We have been offering advice and guidance on debt, housing, employment, welfare benefits, relationship issues and mediation, immigration, consumer and tax and NI issues since 1943. Over the past 80 years we have supported literally hundreds of thousands of Clients resolve their problems

01233 626185

ashfordadvice@gmail.com

Seabrooke House, Church Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1RD

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ashfordadvice.org/

RBLI (Royal British Legion Industries) - Lifeworks


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Employability Support, Armed Forces Support & Advice

Description

RBLI - Lifeworks is an award-winning 4-day course at the heart of its year support programme. All elements being modular, face to face or remote of our employability support course are completely FREE to veterans and Reservist, not only does this cover the support but also covers the cost of travel, lunch and accommodation when needed. Our Lifeworks team takes the time to understand individuals we help, tailoring our support to develop their self-efficacy towards work readiness. This is through a skilled team of Employment Advisors, Vocational Development Coaches and Vocational assessors. What: - We cover all areas of employability skills and the personal development that supports that change with the coaching sessions for change, skills development session for CV’s/ covering letters/ interviews and even helping to understand what work not only suits you but, what you would love to do.

Capel Morris Centre, Hall Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NL

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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/

Mental Health UK


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Money management & Budgeting advice, Housing Advice & Support, Employability Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

Into Work is a Service for people in Gravesend. It is a new holistic employment service providing wraparound support to help people back into employment. We know how vital employment can be for people, both mentally and practically in terms of providing purpose and financial stability. Into Work provides - Tailored support plan around money, housing, confidence, motivation etc. - Assistance with creating targeted CV’s. Help with completing application forms and cover letters. - Support with job searching, including setting up email addresses and registering with jobsites. - Brokering and seeking job vacancies. - Access to our online Employment Hub. - Signposting to training opportunities, including English, Maths and IT skills. - Signposting for advice and support with in-work benefits and volunteering. - Support and advice for you and your employer once in work. - Access to supported employment while retaining disability related benefits. Our service is tailored to your identified goals and expectations. We work with you to identify your hopes and aspirations, and what support you need to achieve them. A tailored action plan is developed to help measure progress along the way. Into Work builds on the Individual Placement and Support employment service mode. How we can help: Our aim is to support you to make change, by looking at the barriers you face around your mental wellbeing. We provide you with a tailored recovery/ vocational plan, with the end goal of supporting you into paid employment. To be eligible for this free service you will be: Aged 18 and over Live in Gravesend Seeking paid employment Experiencing mental health difficulties If eligible, you will be invited for an informal chat with an employment specialist to discuss your present situation and what your needs are. We will explore the various options to help you achieve your goals during regular one to-one meetings and action plans. Into Work is a community based service using a mixture of face-to-face, phone calls and virtual support. We can work with you for up to 18 months. Joining our programme is voluntary and you can leave at any point. Your benefit entitlement will not be affected by use of this service.

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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/