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Which? Elderly Care - information for people looking after an elderly person

Which? Elderly Care offers free, independent and practical advice about looking after elderly / older people. Some of the issues covered include: Accessing local authority and NHS care and support Benefits and allowances for older people Changing care needs Dealing with changing care needs Dealing with…
Website:
www.which.co.uk/.../elderly-care

Supported living for adults with learning disabilities

Supported living is a way of helping adults with learning disabilities to have the opportunity to live as independently as possible. If you do not want to live in residential care, but you would not be able to cope on your own at home, then…
Website:
Kent County Council Supported Living Scheme

Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness. They provide free information and advocacy to people in housing need. visit the Get Advice section for help online phone or visit a Shelter advice centre near you get legal advice on…
Telephone:
08088 00 44 44
Website:
england.shelter.org.uk

Sanctuary Supported Living

Sanctuary Supported Living offer housing related floating support, which is a free service, funded by Commissioned Services at Kent County Council and the support can last up to 1 year.  The service is available to anyone aged 16 and over in Kent who has a…
Telephone:
01905 33 57 30
Website:
www.sanctuary-supported-living.co.uk

Regis Gate Extra Care scheme

Regis Gate consists of 51 Extra Care homes for rent and Shared Ownership for over 55s. Our high quality, spacious apartments, are fully accessible for wheelchair users and specifically designed for older people. The scheme features a mix of one and two bedroom apartments all…
Telephone:
0800 121 6060
E-mail:
contactus@optivo.org.uk
Website:
https://www.optivo.org.uk/.../Extra-care-housing.aspx

Primary Care Community Link Service

The Primary Care Community Link Service works alongside your GP practice. It is there to help you find a way through to problems you are facing by building your confidence, helping you to feel more included in your community and help you to address any…
Telephone:
08005 67 76 99
03003 65 76 99
Website:
www.porchlight.org.uk

Porchlight Rough Sleeper Service

The rough sleeper team is based in Canterbury and Maidstone and works throughout Kent. Outreach workers will undertake street outreach sessions to locate people who are homeless. We will respond to any calls notifying us of people sleeping rough. We are also trying to prevent…
Telephone:
0800 567 76 99 (Calls are free from landlines but will cost from a mobile. If you call us, we will call you back).
E-mail:
headoffice@porchlight.org.uk
Website:
Porchlight Rough Sleeper Service

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/

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Confidential 24 hour helpline for women experiencing violence and domestic abuse in relationships and families. The female advisers provide support, help and information. There are translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English and a service for callers who are deaf or hard…
Telephone:
0808 2000 247
Website:
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/.../helpline-faqs.aspx

Meadowside

Meadowside is a residential service that provides respite care service (short stays) to adults with a learning disability. This can be for a short break away from home, support during transition from one service to another or emergency placement whilst waiting for other care to be…
Telephone:
01304 363445

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