Welcome to Thanet Health Service Directory, a resource for information on local and national services. To update your listing or if you have any queries, please email directory.thcic@nhs.net

Age UK - Personal Alarm

A panic alarm that gives users the freedom to live independently in their own home. Help on hand 24 hours a day.

Nationwide

Tel: 0800 085 8032

Contact Form

Website

ART - Acute Response Team

Provides short-term health, personal care and rehabilitation support so you can remain in the community.

Across Kent

Tel: 0300 123 0915

kentchft.ekreferralunit@nhs.net

Website

ayph - Association for Young People's Health

Works to understand and meet the particular health and wellbeing needs of 10-25 year olds.

Nationwide

info@ayph.org.uk

Website

Beat (Eating Disorders)

Helps people to understand the illness, and supports them to take positive steps towards recovery. Also supports family and friends, equipping them with essential skills and advice, so they can help their loved ones recover whilst also looking after their own mental health.

Nationwide

Helpline: 0808 801 0677

help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Website

British Red Cross - First Aid Courses

First Aid courses by the British Red Cross that help you learn the simple skills that could save a life.

Nationwide

Tel: 0344 871 8000

Website

British Red Cross - Mobility Aids Service

Provides people with the equipment they need at home to live independently. You can hire a commode, toilet seat or toilet frame for £10 a week for up to 15 weeks. Also provides wheelchair hire for anyone over the age of five. 

Nationwide

Tel: 01227 864710

Website - hire a toilet aid

Website - hire a wheelchair

British Red Cross - Support at Home Service

Provides you with the support and care to help you at home when you return after a stay in hospital.

Across Kent

Tel: 01622 690011

ilcr_southeastadmin@redcross.org.uk

Website

Canterbury Lifeline - Personal Alarm

Provides alarms and equipment that can help a person remain safe and independent at home. 

Across Kent

Tel: 01227 862540

lifeline.coordinators@canterbury.gov.uk

Website

Careline365 - Personal Alarm

Designed to help older, vulnerable or disabled people to remain in their own homes, with the knowledge that they always have somebody to help in an emergency.

Nationwide

Tel: 0808 304 4428

info@careline.co.uk

Website

Carelink24 - Personal Alarm

Provides personal alarms for older people and those in need of extra support at home.

Nationwide

Tel: 0800 007 6247

hello@carelink24.org

Website

Carers Direct - Live In & Daily Care

Specialists in live in & daily care. Tailored to your individual needs.

Nationwide 

Tel: 020 3904 4520

info@carersdirect.org

Website

Crossroads Care Kent - Short Breaks for Carers

Offers adult Carers a chance to step away from their caring role for a few hours each week.

Across Kent

Tel: 03450 956 701

Enquiries.macmillan@crossroadskent.org

Website

Crossroads Care Kent Volunteer Service in Partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

Helps carers and the people they care for by providing free, practical, emotional and companionship support, as well as expert advice, information and guidance. 

Across Kent

Tel: 0345 0956 701

Enquiries.macmillan@crossroadskent.org

Website

KAB - Kent Association for the Blind East Team

We work to prevent avoidable sight loss, deliver excellent support services and enable people to get involved and live independently.

The East Team covers Swale, Canterbury, Thanet, Dover, Ashford and Shepway boroughs.

Tel: 01227 763366

rehab.canterbury@kab.org.uk

Website

Kent Adult Education Health Referral Scheme - Positive Steps

'Positive Steps' has been specifically designed to address some of the barriers to learning that people may face, therefore helping to make the first step into learning more achievable. The scheme includes a distinct set of pathways, onto which referrals are accepted via a link worker, community connector or any health professional.

Across Kent

Website

Kent Community Pantry - Making Food Accessible

Aims to make healthy and nutritious food affordable. Provides you with either 10 or 20 products, depending on the membership type you choose. 

Across Kent

kcp@children-families.org

Website

 

Kent Telecare Lifeline Solutions Ltd - Personal Alarm

Provides a low-cost Telecare Personal Alarm installation and Monitoring Service for anyone that is frail, elderly or disabled. Helping people stay safe and independent in their own homes.

Across Kent

Tel: 0800 799 9581 

info@kenttelecare.co.uk

Website

LGBT Hero - Support for LGBTQ+ People

A national health and wellbeing charity supporting over 100,000 LGBTQ+ people a month by providing trusted information, advice and various types of support including one-to-one, group and peer-support. 

Nationwide

Tel: 020 7738 6872

hello@lgbthero.org.uk

Website

Lifeline24 - Personal Alarm

Provides a low cost Telecare Personal Alarm Service for anyone that is frail, elderly or disabled.

Nationwide

Tel: 0800 999 0400

info@lifeconnect24.co.uk

Website

Lifeline365 - Personal Alarm

Provides a low cost Telecare Personal Alarm Service for anyone that is frail, elderly or disabled.

Across Kent

Tel: 01303 242615

lifeline365@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

Website

Mental Health Foundation

Working towards good mental health for all.

Nationwide

Tel: 020 7803 1100

info@mentalhealth.org.uk

Website

One YOU Kent - Lifestyle Advisers

Offering a free and confidential service to help you take steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

Across Kent

Tel: 0300 123 1220

oneyou.kent@nhs.net

Website

One YOU Kent - Walk and Talk (previously East Kent Healthwalks)

Short, local walks designed to help people become active and to get outdoors and meet new people.

Across East Kent

Tel: 0300 123 1220

Kentchft.walkandtalk@nhs.net

Website

Pilgrims Hospices

Helps people facing a terminal diagnosis, and their families, to live well in every moment.

Across Kent

Tel: 01233 504133 Advice Line 24 Hour

Website

SignHealth - Supports Deaf People

Working to improve the health and wellbeing and promote easier access to healthcare and information for deaf people. 

Nationwide

Tel: 020 3947 2600

Text: 07860 033214

info@signhealth.org.uk

Website

Telcare Choice - Personal Alarm

Provides elderly and disabled people stay safe in the comfort of their own homes. Having a Telecare Alarm in place means that there is always a way to call for help if you suffer a fall, feel unwell, or need some reassurance. 

Nationwide

Tel: 0800 635 7000

support@telecarechoice.co.uk

Website

Veterans Gateway - Advice & Support for Veterans & Ex-forces

Helps with housing, mental wellbeing, finances and more, plus referrals can be made directly to our Referral Partners.

Nationwide

Tel: 0808 802 1212

Website