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Disability Information Services Kent (DISK)

A welcoming place that provides information and advice on what matters to people with a learning or physical disability. DISK can advise on a range of topics such as benefits; holidays; mobility and transport and services available that promote independence.
Telephone:
01303 226464
E-mail:
disabilinf@aol.com
Website:
advicefinder.turn2us.org.uk/.../1007047

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

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

East Kent Mencap - Housing Services

East Kent Mencap has properties in Thanet, Canterbury and Swale with supported and independent living for people with a learning disability. All tenants are supported and encouraged to become as independent as possible. Support can be offered in all aspects of living in a community…
Telephone:
07365 263993
E-mail:
sue.beaumont@eastkentmencap.co.uk
Website:
www.eastkentmencap.co.uk/

Volcare - Canterbury and Thanet. A home based respite care service for Carers

Volcare is a home based respite care service for Carers, currently fully funded by Social Services.  It offers Carers the opportunity to have flexible respite care of their choice. Full time volunteers are introduced to Carers and their families, and visit over a number of…
Telephone:
01227 937740
E-mail:
susan.volcare@crossroadskent.org
Website:
https://advicefinder.turn2us.org.uk/.../2637

Involve (Voluntary Action Maidstone)

Involve empowers, engages, supports and mobilises the community to enhance the quality of life for local people Involve is a charity working at the heart of the community in Maidstone and beyond offering a range of services to enhance the quality of life for local people. Our…
Telephone:
01622 677337
E-mail:
office@vam-online.org.uk
Website:
www.vam-online.org.uk

IMAGO - support for older people

The service offers impartial advice on adaptations and equipment in your home; help with gadgets; benefits; help with form filling; home maintenance; information to enable you to consider your options for housing as your needs change and advice on how to stay safe in your home. Trusted volunteer drivers…
Telephone:
01892 530330
E-mail:
hello@imago.community
Website:
www.imago.community

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

Age UK North West Kent - Northfleet

We provide a wide range of sevices and support for older people in Gravesend, Northfleet, Swanscombe & Greenhithe, Dartford and the surrounding areas. These include day and community services, freshly cooked meals to your door and vital dementia respite support.
Telephone:
01474 567088
E-mail:
contactus@ageuknorthwestkent.org.uk
Website:
www.ageuk.org.uk/

Sevenoaks Christian Counselling Service

Sevenoaks Counselling is run by Christians and offers professional counselling to the whole community.  The number of sessions will vary depending on whether short or long term counselling is appropriate. No one is turned away on the grounds of not being able to pay the…
Telephone:
01732 450118
E-mail:
info@sevenoakscounselling.org.uk
Website:
sevenoakscounselling.org.uk/
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