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General Support for our Families

If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child please contact NSPCC on: 0808 800 5000 or

Alcohol and Drug Concerns

If you are concerned that you or someone else has a problem with alcohol, there is a lot of support available. Information and advice can be found here:

Free and confidential advice for drug issues can be accessed at:

For support and advice for any issues with drugs contact Talk to Frank on 0300 123 6600 or follow the link to their website:

Debt & Financial Advice


If you have lost your income or are on a low income, you may be entitled to financial help through Universal Credit
Telephone 0345 600 0723 or use the following link: Universal Credit application

Local support for a range of practical issues including debt and benefits, housing, relationships, accessing counselling, and training and work.

National Debt Line offers free, confidential debt advice

Tel: 0808 808 4000

CAP Centre offers debt advice and can negotiate affordable repayments with creditors, as well as manage correspondence and payments. Tel: 0800 328 0006

Cost of Living Support


Cruse Bereavement Care
 offer support to help cope with bereavement.

The Good Grief Trust is run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

Young Minds offers help and advice if your child has experienced bereavement or loss.

Cost of Living Support



Domestic Abuse 

Anyone at risk from domestic abuse can access urgent support from all Boots pharmacies, and many independent pharmacies, by asking for 'ANI'. (ANI stands for Action Needed Immediately). By asking for 'ANI', you will be discreetly taken to a private space where trained staff will provide immediate support.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, support is available 24 hours a day, on freephone: 0808 2000 247



  • For life threatening emergencies only, dial 999
  • Non emergency police issues dial 101
  • Non emergency medical issues dial 111

Food Banks


  • City of David Church, Tel: 01322 225850
  • Mary's Child can help with food and home goods; St. Mary's Church, Greenhithe Tel: 01322 382031
  • Salvation Army, (Sue) Tel: 07796 718645
  • Gateway Church, Tel: 01322 292097
  • St. Edmunds Church, (Reverend Mandy Young) Tel: 07551 993619
  • Kent Together Tel: 03000 419 292


  • F.E.A.S.T. , Tonbridge Methodist Church, Tel: 07704 661191
  • Sustain Community Food Bank, Tel: 01732 352824
  • Pembury Community Larder, Tel 01892 825590
  • Tunbridge Wells Nourish Food Bank, Tel 01892 548892
  • Kent Together Tel: 03000 419 292

 Find a foodbank tool using a postcode: Find a food bank - Kent County Council


Bexley Foodbank

c/o Avery Hill Christian Fellowship,
DA15 8EA   

07932 431 350

Free School Meals


Apply and check your eligibility for free school meals:


Homelessness Support

If you are in danger of losing your home:


Porchlight: either call 0800 567 7699 or


020 8303 7777

Kent Together

24-hour helpline set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication. Tel: 03000 41 92 92.


Social Services


Kent Children & Families Social Services can be contacted on 03000 41 23 23 or email:


020 3045 5440