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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

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2015. Good Neighbours offers a home visiting befriending service to those aged 65 and over who are socially isolated and living in the Tunbridge Wells area. Good Neighbours also runs specialised falls prevention exercise…
Telephone:
01892 510200
E-mail:
info@goodneighbourproject.org.uk
Website:
www.goodneighbourproject.org.uk/

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

Kent Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (KASBAH)

The Charity was founded by a group of parents of children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus in 1966 with the aim of helping families in circumstances similar to their own. Today the service is open to people with a physical and/or learning disability and their families. KASBAH offers Independent…
Telephone:
01474 536501
E-mail:
admin@kasbah.org.uk
Website:
www.medwayfisd.com/.../service.page
Age Range:
Ages 16-18, 18-25 (Transition)

Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) - West Kent

We feel that anyone who has a sight impairment should be able to live a fulfilled, healthy and safe life, exercise self-determination and make informed choices, and achieve their own personal goals. We help make this a reality by providing comprehensive support services to people…
Telephone:
01622 691357
Website:
www.kab.org.uk/

Kent Friendz - support for people with learning disabilites

Tailored practical support for people with learning disabilities to lead independent lives and their families. The service also offers transport to leisure activities of your choice.
Telephone:
01732 838183
E-mail:
chris.kentfriendz@hotmail.co.uk
Website:
www.kentfriendz.org.uk/
Disablities:
Learning difficulty

Medway and Swale Advocacy - a voice for people living with mental illness

Sometimes you may feel you are not being listened to, for example by health and social care professionals, or by those who provide services, or even perhaps your own family, and you may feel unable to communicate or express yourself in order to get your…
Telephone:
01634 713739
E-mail:
advocacy@msap.org.uk
Website:
www.signpostuk.org/.../medway-swale-advocacy-services

Kent and Medway Mental Health Matters phone helpline

Confidential 24 hour helpline, 7 days a week that provides emotional support and practical advice.
Telephone:
0800 107 0160
E-mail:
info@mentalhealthmatters.co.uk
Website:
www.mentalhealthmatters.com/.../helpline-services

Porchlight - breaking the cycle of homelessness

Porchlight offers a free telephone 24 hour helpline for people who are street homelessness, sofa surfing or about to lose their home. Information, advice and guidance is provided to enable you to find accommodation that meets your needs and keeps you safe from harm. Support is available to develop life long skills to break…
Telephone:
0800 56 77 699
01227 760078
E-mail:
headoffice@porchlight.org.uk
Website:
www.liveitwell.org.uk/

Canterbury and Coastal Rethink Carers Support Group

A safe and welcoming group for people looking after (being an unpaid carer for) someone living with mental illness. The group helps people to come together to share experiences and support each other. The informal group discussions provide valuable information and the more formal meetings with guest speakers also provide…
Telephone:
01227 760707
E-mail:
rethinkcanterbury@googlemail.com
Website:
www.rethink.org/.../canterbury-coastal-rethink-carers-support-group

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