Here is a list of Kent and national organisations that might be useful.

Organisations in Kent

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Service Helpline 0800 500 3014

Blue Badge Scheme Tel 03000 41 62 62

Citizens Advice (Kent branches)

Crossroads Care Kent

Council Tax

Carers may be entitled to assistance with/exemptions from Council Tax, contact your local council:
Ashford Tel: 01233 331111
Canterbury Tel: 01227 862 300
Dover Tel: 01304 821199
Folkestone & Hythe Tel: 01303 853000
Thanet Tel: 01843 577000

Swale (for Faversham Carers) Tel: 01795 417850

Community Navigators Connect Well East Kent Tel 0300 302 0178

Community Navigation is a free, impartial service supporting people to remain independent in their own home and active in their local community. Available to people aged 55+ (service may be available to those 18+ with a learning disability or other disability). Community Navigators can help with things such as managing your money/benefits, supporting you to live safely in your own home, maintaining and adapting your home to your needs or filling in forms.

Crossroads Care Kent Tel 03450 956 701

Short breaks service offering adult Carers a chance to step away from their caring role for a few hours each week.

Disability Information Services Kent (DISK)  01303 226464

Forward Trust

Health Watch Kent

Hi-Kent (for deaf and hard of hearing)

Kent Association for the Blind

Kent Autistic Trust

Kent Dementia Helpline Tel 0800 500 3014 (24hr)

Emotional support and information about local services for those affected by Dementia.

Kent County Council

Tel 03000 416161 (Mon-Fri – 9-5) Tel 03000 419191
(out of hours – for Emergencies only) Text 18001 03000 416161

Live Well Kent

Mental Health Matters Helpline (Kent & Medway) call 0800 107 0160 or visit here

Samaritans (5 branches in Kent)

Stroke Association Kent

National organisations

Some of these national organisations also have branches or support groups in Kent.


Information and support for the families of drug and alcohol users

Alzheimer’s Society

Information and advice for people with dementia and their carers.

T 0300 222 11 22

Age UK

Information and advice for the over 60s.

T 0800 678 1602

Arthritis Care

British Heart Foundation

Brittle Bone Association

Care Quality Commission

The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

T 03000 61 61 61

Carers Direct

T 0300 123 1053

Carers UK

Carers UK online forum

Carers Trust

A network of local centres providing advice, information
and support to carers.

T 0300 772 9600

Citizens Advice

Local offices for advice/ representation on benefits, debt and housing.

T 03444 111 444


Information and advice for families who care for children with a disability or special need.

T 0808 808 3555

Dementia UK

Diabetes UK

Disabled Living Foundation

Information and advice on equipment for independent living.

T 0300 999 0004

Downs Syndrome Association

Employers for Carers

Epilepsy Action

Genetic Disorders UK

Home Start UK

Independent Age

Information and advice for older people, their families and carers.

T 0800 319 6789

Leonard Cheshire

Information and support for people with disabilities.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information and advice for people with cancer, their families and carers.

T 0808 808 00 00

Marie Curie

Support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.

T 0800 090 2309

ME Association


Information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

T 0808 808 1111

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Information and advice for people with MND.

MS Society

Information and advice for oeioke with MS.

National Autistic Society

NHS 111 Service

Helpline providing health advice, information and reassurance.

T 111

Parkinson’s UK


Provide help and advice for people with disabilities or people over 55 who require repairs or adaptations to improve their home.

T 0800 028 3172


Counselling and support services for couples, families and young people.

T 0300 100 1234

Release The Pressure

Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. We have a highly trained and experienced team available 24/7 to provide you with confidential support to get you back on track, web chat is also available.

T 0800 1070160


Information, advice and community services for people affected by severe mental illness and their carers.

T 0300 5000 927


Information and advice for people with sight loss.


Supporting people with mental illness


Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

T 116 123


Information and support for people with disabilities.


Information and support for people who are deafblind and their families


Information and advice on housing issues.

T 0808 800 4444


Charity for the brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults

Stroke Association

Information, support and advice to help those affected by stroke.

T 0303 3033 100


Information and advice on benefits and grants.

T 0808 802 2000