Please find below information and links to services in Kent which carers may find useful:
Kent Services Directory is an independent care guide been produced by Care Choices to help you make decisions about care in Kent.
Use it to find care homes near you, home care in your area, and much more.
The information on care includes:
Call 01223 207770 for a free copy of the Kent Care Services Directory.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Family Support Services (ADSS) is a charity supporting people and their family and carers who have dementia. They provide a wide range of services including:
- Peer support groups
- Kindred Spirits (young onset group)
- Singing for the brain
- Dementia Buddy Scheme
- Memory Cafes 2018 dates >>
- Carer groups
- Day and care in the home services
Tel: 01634 405168
Crossroads Care Kent support carers and the people they care for. If you are providing care or support to a family member or friend because they are ill, elderly, frail or have a physical or learning disability, Crossroads can help. Their aim is to keep loved ones and the caring unit together.
If you are looking after a relative or friend, they can provide:
- Short breaks
- Palliative Care
- Bathing / dressing and undressing
- Meal preparation and assistance with eating
- Management of continence
- Support to access social activities and hobbies
- Support in a crisis
- Specialist dementia support staff
- Cogs clubs
- Clubs for Young Carers
- Macmillan Volunteer support
Tel: 03450 956 701
The Kent Autistic Trust provides a wide range of support for people with
autism and their families. Services include work and learning opportunities,
living services, respite, support for families who care for an adult or child
with autism, and much more.
Tel: 01634 405168
Live Well Kent is an integrated service delivered
by Porchlight and Shawtrust that helps Kent residents to improve their mental
and physical health and wellbeing, giving them the support, information and
skills they need to build a healthy, independent life.
Live Well Kent is a free service for anyone over 17. If you your feelings or worries are impacting on your relationships, work or life generally you’re not alone: at least 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
Live Well Kent can help. You might want to improve your everyday living, become more independent and confident, meet new people, get better skills or find a job. Whatever it is, we’re here to help. We won’t judge you and what we discuss will remain confidential.
Tel: 0800 567 7699
Macmillan Cancer Support run a countywide service for those diagnosed with cancer and their families and carers. Services include an Information and Resource Centres in the Kent Oncology Centre in Maidstone Hospital and welfare benefits advice service at the Medway council offices which includes form filling and advocacy and representation at tribunals. They also run support groups and mobile support centres. More information can be found here >>
To download Macmillan’s Kent & Medway information booklet click here >>
Macmillan Support Line: 0808 808 0000
Wherever you live in Kent you will have access to a Carers’ Support Organisation that has been commissioned by Kent County Council and the NHS to provide a Carers’ Assessment and Support Service.
The information that is available in this booklet briefly describes the range of support available. In order to gain information and advice specific to your situation, and to find out about local services in your area that can help you and the person for whom you care, please look on the back page to find the Carers’ Support Organisation that covers your area.
Click here to download the Kent Carers Information Booklet