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Deafblind UK - support with combined sight and hearing loss

The charity offers advice, companionship and practical support for people living with combined sight and hearing loss. With the support and assistance of trained project workers, the service offers members with opportunities to test out a range of electronic equipment such as tablets, smart phones and…
Telephone:
01733 358 100
E-mail:
info@deafblind.org.uk
Website:
deafblind.org.uk/

Disability Living Foundation (London)

The Disabled Living Foundation manages the oldest Independent Living Centre in the UK. The Centre in Hammersmith and Fulham contains hundreds of pieces of equipment and devices including: Touchscreen computers to help you find information Accessible kitchens, baths and toilets Latest models of equipment and gadgets The Centre is…
Telephone:
0300 999 0004
E-mail:
helpline@dlf.org.uk
Website:
www.dlf.org.uk/.../equipment-demonstration-centre

East Kent Carers Council (EKCC)

A carer involvement group which enables carers to debate and campaign on mental health issues. EKCC provides members with the opportunity to represent carers’ views at meetings of health and social care organisations such as the Kent and Medway Partnership Trust, CCG's and Kent County Council.…
Telephone:
01227 761427

East Kent Independent Dementia Support

The service offers information and advice, informal get-togethers, memory clubs, lunches and outings. It also provides support for people looking after someone living with dementia. The venue for the get together varies.
Telephone:
01227 730000
E-mail:
info@ekids.org.uk
Website:
www.thanetsupport.co.uk/.../organisation.php

Fflag

Fflag is a national charity that supports families and friends of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Telephone:
0845 652 0311
Website:
www.fflag.org.uk/

Folkestone Rethink Carers Support Group

The service offers peer support for people looking after someone living with a mental illness. A safe place that provides confidential advice and information in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Telephone:
01303 244726
E-mail:
info@rethink.org
Website:
www.rethink.org/.../folkestone-rethink-carers-support-group

Folkestone Wheelchair Users Group and ShopMobility

Practical information to help people living with physical disabilities to lead full and active  lives. The services offered include access to Folkestone ShopMobility; regular newsletter; free helpline; talks by experts; guidance on NHS wheelchair provision and advice on Blue Badges.
Telephone:
01303 226500
E-mail:
enquiries@wheelchairusers.org.uk
Website:
www.wheelchairusers.org.uk/

Headway East Kent -Brain Injury Rehabilitation - Ramsgate

The Ramsgate branch of Headway East Kent aims to rehabilitate adults with acquired, traumatic and congenital brain injuries.  Headway East Kent also offers a Carers' Support service to the families and carers of the brain injured who have their own set of issues to deal…
Telephone:
01227864102
01227864102
E-mail:
cwibrew@headwayeastkent.org.uk
Website:
https://headwayeastkent.org.uk/

Headway UK - support with living with an acquired brain injury

Headway UK provides practical support to adults, family members and carers affected by an acquired brain injury. Headway understands the complexities and problems that may arise after injury particularly with emotions, cognition, memory, communication and behaviour.  
Telephone:
0808 800 2244
E-mail:
helpline@headway.org.uk
Website:
www.headwayselnwk.co.uk/.../social-rehabilitation.html

Heart of Kent Hospice Drop-in Centre

It can often be an isolating and lonely experience for patients and their families coping with a life limiting illness. That is why the Hospice organises a weekly Drop-in Centre which provides a relaxed environment where patients and their families can receive support from the…
Telephone:
01622 792200
E-mail:
enquiries@hokh.co.uk
Website:
www.hokh.org/.../drop-in-centre

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