Carers FIRST runs services across South and North West Kent, from Cranbrook, through Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, to Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley , supporting over 6,700 carers and their families.
Carers FIRST runs social groups across all area as well as quarterly events such as theatre trips, meals and days out.
We also run support groups which focus on specific health conditions such as those caring for someone with dementia, autism or a mental health condition.
For more details please see the What's On guide for the area you live in.
Under the Care Act 2014, if you are a Carer and you appear to have any level of needs for support, you are entitled to a Carer’s Assessment. Having a Carer’s Assessment is not linked in any way to Carer’s Allowance.
A Carers Assessment is the opportunity for you to tell someone what impact caring has on your life. The assessment may be carried out on the telephone, in a community venue, or in some circumstances at your home. The assessment will look at how caring affects your life, including for example, physical, mental and emotional needs, and whether you are able or willing to carry on caring.
To find out more information, including how to prepare for your assessment, please see the Carers Assessment page on our website.
The Carers FIRST Hub is the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries for carers living in Kent You can contact them on 0300 303 1555 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4:30pm Fridays (except on public holidays). Email Carers FIRST at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact the Kent Adult Social Care team on 03000 41 61 61
I live in Medway: The Council undertakes carers assessments in Medway. You can contact them on 01634 334466, or email them at email@example.com
Kent and Medway out of hours service: 03000 41 91 91
View our latest Newsletters and What’s On Guides
Download documents, forms and other useful resources here...