During these difficult times the Parish Council and the PCC have set up an email – firstname.lastname@example.org where residents can contact the help group for information about support available. Please see the link above.
Kent Together – A 24-hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication. The helpline – called Kent Together – provides a single point of contact for anyone in the county who is in urgent need of help during the coronavirus outbreak. It is a collaboration between Kent County Council, central Government, district, borough and local councils and other organisations and groups, including the NHS, to ensure help is at hand. It is also a place for people to report concerns about the welfare of someone. People who are vulnerable and have an urgent need that cannot be met through existing support networks can contact the Kent Together helpline on 03000 41 92 92.
Mental health crisis support via text – A new text service has been launched across Kent and Medway for people of all ages needing mental health support. As part of the Release the Pressure campaign, the texts are free on all major mobile networks and the service is provided by SHOUT and the Crisis Text Line. By texting the word “Kent” or “Medway” to 85258, you will start a conversation with one of the many trained and experienced volunteers who can give support at any time, wherever you are. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
For more information about how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic visit:- https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/coronavirus/looking-after-your-mental-health
Local grocery and meal deliveries – https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/delivery