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Independent Age - advice and befriending for older people

At Independent Age, we want to make the UK a better place to grow older. We understand the issues faced in later life, we campaign for change, and we provide support people can rely on – from award-winning information guides to a network of volunteers…
Telephone:
0800 319 6789
E-mail:
advice@independentage.org
Website:
www.independentage.org/

Kent Association For Disabled People - Ashford Branch

We provide social activities and mutual support for our membership of 30 people having various disabilities. During winter months visits to the theatre in Margate and Canterbury are always popular. At other times we arrange day trips to interesting outdoor venues within Kent and Sussex often…
Telephone:
01233 639609
Website:
www.kadp.org.uk/.../ashford.htm

Canterbury Hard Of Hearing Club

Our aim is to help hearing impaired people to become less isolated. We go out for meals and have speakers attend our meetings. Our meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month (not August or January) from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.…
Telephone:
01233 620508
Age Range:
Ages 16-18, 18-25 (Transition)

Birchington Afternoon Townswomen's Guild

We are in the main elderly and want a little companionship.  We have afternoon tea and maybe a speaker if we can afford it, but generally entertain ourselves with craft, etc.  Suitable for anyone aged 50 and above.
Telephone:
01843 220029

U3A - Thanet

U3As are self-help, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work which provide opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups. Not for qualifications, though, but for fun or personal satisfaction. Each U3A…
Telephone:
01843 228809
E-mail:
http://u3asites.org.uk/thanet

Age UK - Canterbury

Age UK - Canterbury aims to improve the lives of anyone over 50 in the Canterbury district. In our drop-in café, we offer an enjoyable day out with fresh lunches. We offer fun and friendship in our day centre, and toenail cutting in our clinic.…
Telephone:
01227 462368
0800 032 7687
E-mail:
info@ageukcanterbury.org.uk
Website:
www.ageuk.org.uk/

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/

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers a variety of services: The Family Tracing Service supports people who are looking for missing family members. Job Support: From more than 1,000 locations, the Army offers tailored support to help people become job-ready, to get a job and to stay in…
Telephone:
0207 3674500
E-mail:
info@salvationarmy.org.uk
Website:
www.salvationarmy.org.uk

Thanet Trinity Resource Centre

The Centre provides face to face information and advice, friendship teas; afternoon excursions; armchair exercises; silver song clubs; line dancing; Zumba; companionship  and a minibus service. It also operates a Dementia support cogs club and Dementia Activities sssions
Telephone:
01843 294229
E-mail:
welcome2.trinity@gmail.com
Website:
www.thanetsupport.co.uk/.../organisation.php

Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh (CARM)

CARM (Caring All together on Romney Marsh) provides support to older and vulnerable people living in Romney Marsh and rural Ashford. The service aims to improve well-being and to help people remain independent. It also offers a welcoming environment for people looking after someone. If…
Telephone:
01233 758122
E-mail:
office@carmromneymarsh.org.uk
Website:
www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk/

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