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Romney Marsh Community Hub


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Benefits advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills, Armed Forces Support & Advice, Dementia and MS Advice & Support, Physical Wellbeing Advice & Support

Description

We are a community Hub supporting the wellbeing of the residents aged over 50 on the Romney Marsh. We offer a variety of exercise classes from hi impact keep fit to seated exercise and tai chi, also Yoga and Pilates for mindfulness. We offer day support service 3 days a week with transport. Dementia Coordinators work out of the Hub supporting people who are worried about their memory through to diagnosis and end of life. Art and craft groups, singing, line dancing, digital support, cancer peer support groups, Ex armed forces support groups and Diabetes peer support groups are also available at the Hub.

Sunflower House, Rolfe Lane, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8JR

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Age UK Kent Rivers


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

We support Faversham, Sittingbourne and surrounding areas in a number of ways. We offer Dementia Specialist Support Services from pre diagnosis support and cognitive stimulation through to 1-1 bespoke support and specialist dementia daycare. We offer wellbeing activities which focus on mental and physical wellbeing, this includes activities such as armchair exercises, walking sports, swimming, arts & crafts and lots more. We also offer 1-1 companionship and wellbeing day centres. We offer information and advice sessions, supporting our community to ensure they are accessing the right support, benefits, pension credits, attendance allowance, blue badge applications and much more. We offer befriending services to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation We offer Independent Living Support which includes a two-course hot meal delivery 365 days a year, gardening and handyperson services, domestic, shopping & prescription collection.

01795 532766

Andy.Williams@ageukfs.org.uk

The Old Fire Station, Crescent Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7GU

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www.ageuk.org.uk/favershamandsittingbourne/

Chameleon Care Ltd


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services

Description

Homecare agency delivering care to meet everyone's needs in their own homes. Supporting with personal care, shopping, medication, domestic, sit in's, escorting calls and overnight care.

1st Floor Offices, St Radigunds Community Centre, Poulton Close, Dover, Kent, CT17 0HL

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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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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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Visiting Angels South West Kent & East Sussex


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Community Services

Description

We provide holistic social care, from personal care to companionship, to driving to appointments. Anything a client wants to enhance their lives.

Unit 14 Sham Farm, Sham Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 9JA

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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/

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/

Age UK Tunbridge Wells


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Volunteering Services, Digital Inclusion & Skills

Description

We compete holistic assessments within the patient/client home environment. This is done through an informal conversation with the person(s) requiring support. We can support with benefit maximisation, advocacy or even support within the services offered through Age UK. We can also support clients/patients to access services within the wider sector, this could be care agencies, MDT, District Nurses, Kent fire and rescue safe and well being, our team will support with as much or as little as they would like. Age UK is open 5 days per week , however outside of these hours there will be an option to leave a message or an email facility.

01892522591

info@agewellwestkent.org.uk

Age UK Tunbridge Wells, Wood Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2QS

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www.ageuk.org.uk/tunbridgewells

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/

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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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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Connect Well East Kent


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Benefits advice, Housing Advice & Support, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Community Services

Description

Social Enterprise Kent is working with voluntary and community sector organisations across the East Kent area to provide access to services via this social prescribing platform that enables trained professionals to refer individuals to non-medical support to maximise social, emotional and practical wellbeing. The service is available to all East Kent residents aged over 55 years, regardless of whether or not they are receiving any other services from Adult Social Care. It is also available to those under the age of 55 years, who meet the eligibility criteria and have complex needs.

0300 302 0178

connectwell@sekgroup.org.uk

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

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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/

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/

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/

Age UK Hythe, Lyminge & Ashford


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Benefits advice, Money management & Budgeting advice, Advice & Support for Elderly People, Food Advice & Support, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Community Services, Dementia and MS Advice & Support

Description

We are a local, independent charity in Folkestone & Hythe and Ashford Districts. We provide friendly, flexible services for older people who want to live independently at home. We provide wellbeing activities for over 55's, Independent Living Services, Meal Deliveries, Day Centre Activities, Dementia Services and Information & Advice.

01303 269602

Age UK Hythe & Lyminge Sanford House, Stade Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6BD

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www.ageuk.org.uk/hytheandlyminge/

Ashford Volunteer Centre


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Advice & Support for Elderly People, Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice & Support, Information, Guidance & Support for Carers, Transport Services, Volunteering Services

Description

We are a Volunteer Centre and we help people volunteer. We also support community groups to have volunteers. In addition we run projects in the district of Ashford e.g. befriending project for elderly people, volunteer transport scheme, DBS service, room hire, mens shed, hospital care navigator service.

012333 665535

contact@ashfordvc.org.uk

Berwick House, 8 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN231PF

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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/