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Health and wellbeing support

Changes to your financial situation can be stressful. If left unsolved, this can have a serious impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. Help and support is available to you from a range of council services and our partners in the community.

Do you know of a resource that could support people with the cost of living and it is not listed here? Tell us about it.

Paddock Wood Community Advice Centre

PWCAC provides a free, confidential, and impartial advice service.  They can give advice and support on debt and money, employment, housing and homelessness, mental health support and welfare benefits matters.

Opening hours: Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm and offer face-to-face appointments as well as a drop-in service.

Paddock Wood Community Advice Centre website

Age UK Tunbridge Wells

Age UK Tunbridge Wells offers lots of services for older people and their carers such as:
Hot meals, befriending, independent living support, day care (social and for those living with dementia), information and advice (free), advocacy (free), IT support, footcare, CST, dementia outreach support, digital buddies.

Age UK Tunbridge Wells website

West Kent Mind

West Kent Mind understands that managing a mental health problem can be worrying and isolating, so they offer clear and practical support that everyone can access. Their experienced team offers a range of services from counselling and hands on activities, all designed to help put coping strategies into practice for everyday life.

Opening hours: Sevenoaks Wellbeing Centre is open Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm. During the winter they work from home on Friday.

West Kent Mind website

Number One Community Trust

Number One Community Trust was established, and exists to enhance, the quality of life of the residents of Ramslye and Showfields through events, activities and projects.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.

Number One Community Trust website

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is able to offer emotional, spiritual and practical support for the local community.

They provide referrals to foodbanks and other groups. They are also able to accept referrals from agencies for people in the local community who require practical assistance for items such as furniture, white goods, bedding, clothing etc.

They run a weekly sale (Thursday) with good quality clothes at very low prices 50p-£2.

Finally, they run a lunch club on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 for £5 per day.

The Salvation Army - Tunbridge Wells website

Warm Welcome Spaces

Warm Welcome Spaces have over 3000 registered organisations that have opened or are opening up free, warm, welcoming spaces for the public over this winter across the UK.

Their website includes an interactive search/map to help you find one near you.

Warm Welcome Spaces website

Warm Spaces are building an online directory of 'warm banks'. Spaces to find warmth, community and help.

Find out more