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01304 840134

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ASPIRE offers FREE beginner friendly workshops and support for anyone over 18 who wants to improve their health and wellbeing and their employment opportunities, and to feel more confident and positive about life. The wide range of fully supported activities includes cooking, gardening, beekeeping, wellbeing and exercise sessions, accredited courses, employment support, mentoring, volunteer opportunities, work experience, NHS One You weight loss and healthy lifestyle support and more. 

Kent Housing Group

If you are are homeowner or a tenant who is struggling to pay the mortgage or rent as a result of Covid-19, help is available. 

Contact the housing specialists by emailing. 

Reconnect in partnership with Green Doctors 

Green Doctors South

 0800 233 5255


Supporting families and individuals with vouchers that can be used with pre-payment meters to help towards their fuel bills, and essential items throughout the coming winter months.

Contact by phone or visit their webpage for more information. 

 Live Well Kent (Emotional and Mental Health Services for Adults)

0800 567 7699


Live Well Kent we can help improve mental and physical health and wellbeing. It is a free service for anyone over 17.

 Live Well Kent  

Services accessible through Live Well Kent:

  • Core Support Programmes
  • Peer Support Programmes
  • Social Support
  • Employment Support
  • Housing Support
  • Volunteering
  • Other Support

List of organisations offering mental health support all in the Dover District:

Community drug and alcohol services – The Forward Trust  

03000 1231186

The service provides a full range of alcohol and substance misuse interventions for adult service users living and is delivered from a range of satellite hubs in Dover.

Dover Counselling Service  

01304 204123

To support those who might be feeling anxious or depressed for a variety of reasons. Offering support and a safe place to talk about how you are feeling, in confidence, and without being judged. 

0800 567 7699


Working across the South East to help vulnerable and isolated people get support, for ages 17 and over

Health and wellbeing services – Mental Health, Primary Care community link service, Aspirations, Community Inclusion and Mentoring, Jobs, education and training

Housing Services – Routh Sleeper Service, adult support accommodation, Specialist supported housing, homelessness prevention.




Methods of Referral:
Phone – 0333 880 2730
Email – or



The Aspirations service continues to operate to support those struggling with their mental health and wellbeing via a telephone service. Everyone eligible will speak to their Aspirations Coach at least once a week where they will work towards helping individuals to focus and motivate themselves to take small steps to improve their mental wellbeing. They recognise that during these uncertain times this may be needed more than ever so will be focusing on how people can remain active both physically and mentally. 

Kent Enablement and Recovery Service

03000 422655


Kent Enablement and Recovery Service (KERS) works with Adults experiencing mental health difficulties to address social care needs over a short period of time (up to 12 weeks). We provide support to maximize your wellbeing and quality of life, in a way that suits you. We also work with local community services to help you find a creative and realistic response to your needs.

Mental Health Matters Helpline

0800 107 0160 24/7 helpline

Helpline for people with mental health problems, their carers, families and friends. A webchat is available 24/7.
Insight Healthcare

0300 123 4502

Insight Healthcare is a not-for-profit organisation providing free NHS talking therapy services across Kent for anyone aged 17+ living in East Kent.  
 One You Kent


0300 123 1220

Provides health improvement services in Kent. This includes, the weight loss team, smokefree, health checks, the smoking in pregnancy home visiting service, health walks and the expert patient programme as well as the lifestyle adviser service. 

 Community Navigators

0300 302 0178


If you are over 55 years old or are an adult carer (aged 18 years or older and caring for an adult) and are looking for information and guidance, emotional and practical support, or help to access a range of community, health and social care options, our community navigators can help you.


Connect Well East Kent covers Folkestone & Hythe, Ashford, Dover.


Dover Technical College

01304 244332

Offering many courses to adults, part time and full time, that will help with upskilling, re-training etc, in subjects such as Plumbing, Electrical, Early Years, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, Hairdressing, Engineering and Motor Vehicle as well as GCSE and Functional Skills in Maths and English. These are all industry approved courses, so would certainly help people get back into work.
The Education People

Delivered by Kent Supported Employment, their Specialist Employment service provides a range of services from school employability and work experience programs to supporting students and adult jobseekers into work experience, supported internships, supported apprenticeships, self-employment and paid employment.  They hold specialist knowledge and experience of services for SEND students, other vulnerable learner groups and adults with a disability or disadvantage.

Addiction Advocates 

0800 012 6088

Addiction advocates is an advisory and placement service for those struggling with alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.
We work closely with addiction rehab clinics throughout the uk, matching the patient to the clinic through our stringent admissions process conducted by our specialised admissions team.

We operate a free 24/7 helpline run by recovered addicts, offering support, help and advice to individuals, families and loved ones of those suffering with addiction.

Money Helper 

Money Advice Network - Money Helper

The Money Advisor Network brings together some of the country's best known debt advice providers so you can access free, confidential and independent debt advice straight away. 

Digital Kent 

Digital Kent Homepage

Hardware Access Scheme (

Digital Champions Network (


Handy tips and information for people starting their digital journey. Including support with digital equipment if eligible criteria is met, and support with digital skills and confidence. 

Shaw Trust 

Home - Shaw Trust

Support and services including employability programmes, and complementary services for people with complex needs, challenging life circumstances or other barries that impact on access to work. 

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Christians Against Poverty | Debt Counselling Charity (

Provides free debt help and local community groups across the UK.

United Families UK 

United Families UK

United families UK support families that have separated as well as providing support for school uniforms, food banks and fuel poverty. 


Check what financial help you can get from HMRC - GOV.UK (

Find out about tax reliefs and financial support available from HMRC.

Dover Smart Project

01304 790223

The ART of Age, weekly creative group for older people and those living with a dementia.  Come and join us for a cuppa and cake in St Marys Parish Centre, 10am to midday on Tuesdays.

We Are With You 

0300 012 0012 

Home - With You (

A free and confidential service to support people with mental health issues. 

Riverside Centre Dover 

01304 207268

Available for hot meal delivery, telephone welfare chat and shopping service. 

Age UK South Kent Coast 

01304 372608 

Activities, tea, coffee, food and support. 
Age Concern Sandwich 

01304 614237 

Meals on wheels service, telephone befriending and shopping service. 

01304 840134 

Offering support with benefits, housing, finances, foodbank support and family issues.