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Kent County Council - Dartford Early Help Unit 2


Categories

Family Services

Description

Early Help and Preventative Services (EHPS) in Kent aims to target early help services for the most vulnerable children, young people and families with a focus on delivering better outcomes. Children, young people and families should be able to access the right services at the right time in the right place. We aim to place them at the heart of everything we do, working in a more integrated way and avoiding, where possible, lack of coordination or wasteful duplication. Intensive support is delivered to children, young people and families through Early Help Units using an evidence based systemic model of practice and Signs of Safety. Accessing intensive support at Support Level 3 as detailed in the Kent Support Level Guidance is through the completion and submission of a Single Request for Support Form through the Children's portal to the Front Door. The Early Help Units work in partnership with other professionals and agencies and the family to build resilience and develop solutions to problems the family may be experiencing.

Dartford EH Unit 2, Early Help Units, Integrated Children’s Services, The Willows, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BH

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Inspire Compassion, a subsidiary of the Dover Counselling Centre


Categories

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services

Description

We offer prompt, friendly support to individuals, couples and families. We guarantee that your time and experience will not be wasted.

Horizon House, Gordon Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2ET

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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/

United Families UK


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Housing Advice & Support, Food Advice & Support, Family Services, Addiction Advice & Support

Description

United Families UK is a One Stop Family Support Charity that offers a wide range of services, from family breakdowns to Family contact services, Addiction Support, Food Pantry, School Uniforms and much more.

01304 799997

17-23 Queen Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6ET

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www.unitedfamiliesuk.org.uk/

YOUTH NGAGE KENT


Categories

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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Home-Start South West Kent


Categories

Family Services, Volunteering Services

Description

We recruit and train volunteers who are parents themselves, to offer a weekly visit to families with pre school children in need of a friendly face and a helping hand.

116b London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0PN

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The Princess Project


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Community Services

Description

The Princess Project helps disadvantaged mums and their families to thrive by providing a holistic package of physical, emotional, social and spiritual support. We provide both one-to-one and drop-in support for mums, as well as Totcycle, our baby/toddler bank. We run courses in topics such as parenting and building self-esteem. The Princess Project operates in Maidstone, Medway, Sheppey and Tonbridge and Malling area.

01622 230713

support@princessproject.co.uk

The Princess Project, Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HH

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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/

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/

Kent Family Mediation Service


Categories

Family Services

Description

Kent Family Mediation offers clients mediation for both child and financial matters. As a registered charity we can offer the option of legal aid or affordable private mediation fees. We can offer meetings either online via Zoom or face-to-face at various venues throughout Kent. Kent Family Mediation Service is also the Kent Provider of the CAFCASS Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) offering Court Ordered and Non-Court Ordered workshops. Kent Family Mediation Service offer Legal Aid assessments to clients; who are on low incomes, are not working, or have minimal capital assets and who are assessed as being eligible to claim for Legal Aid. Mediation clients who are eligible will get free family mediation and free legal help from a Family Solicitor.

01795 410457

contact@kentfms.co.uk

2 Conqueror Court, Staplehurst Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 5BH

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www.kentfms.co.uk

Dads Unlimited


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Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Family Services, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support

Description

We aim to support dads to help them improve their co-parenting relationships after parental separation, and seek help for their mental health across England & Wales. The issues we support are suicidal ideation/self-harm, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, loneliness and isolation. We provide wrap-around support on all of these issues, and focus on making sure the voice of the child is at the heart of the family breakdown process. We work hard to reduce male suicide; help male victims of domestic abuse, and reduce parental conflict / improve co-parenting. PLEASE NOTE ASSISTANCE CRITERIA: As an organisation that promotes the values of equality, diversity, dignity and respect we, will not unintentionally assist anyone with a DVPO, conviction, caution, reprimand, or any warnings; spent or otherwise, for assault, harassment, and/or abuse. We do not unintentionally assist perpetrators. If you are hurting someone, and you want help in stopping, please contact Respect on 0808 802 4040 or visit their website http://respect.uk.net/ We can assist if you have only allegations against you. However, should you be found to be guilty, or have facts found against you, then again, unfortunately, we will not be able to assist you any further. As we work with numerous partner organisations, should the information be identified that you have been found guilty of perpetrating domestic abuse; we will formally cease support in writing, and we will, in appropriate circumstances, signpost you to other services that might be able to support your needs. We take this stance in order to protect all of the people we are trying to help and their families. We also take the strong view that no matter how difficult or frustrating your challenge; the right, if not only, way to solve your situation is always through constructive and intelligent dialogue. We appreciate your understanding in advance of your cooperation on this matter. We reserve the right to withdraw our service(s) when we believe that support would not further the interests of the children or other adults. Our mentoring agreement is attached below.

support@dadsunltd.org.uk

Metford Units 5-7, Evegate Business Park, Station Road, Smeeth, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6SX

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www.dadsunltd.org.uk/

Dover District Council - Community Services


Categories

Family Services, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support, Armed Forces Support & Advice

Description

Local Authority - Our Community Services team are offering support within the local community as Domestic Abuse Lead, Armed Forces Lead and Safeguarding Lead.

Dover District Council, Whitecliffs Business Park, Dover, CT16 3PJ

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Family Freedom & Connections


Categories

Family Services, Domestic Abuse Advice & Support

Description

Family Freedom & Connections the local provider of The Freedom Programme for women. We also offer a range services for families going through divorce and separation which include Supported Child Contact, Indirect Contact, Handover Service (so parents do not meet), Bespoke Parenting Plans and signposting of services for those impacted by Domestic Abuse.

01622230742

office@familyfreedomconnections.co.uk

Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME141HH

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www.familyfreedomconnections.co.uk

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/

Citizens Advice Canterbury


Categories

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


Categories

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 in North and West Kent


Categories

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/