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Deaf Services Bureau

Cairn Ryan, 101-103 London Road, Kearsney, Dover CT16 3AA

Tel: (01304) 828506

Textphone: (01304) 827862

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

A range of services for deaf and partially hearing people, including:

  • Advice and assistance with housing maintenance, security and safety
  • Advice on budgeting and money management
  • Support with competing forms and accessing benefits 
  • Information and advocacy 
  • Promoting independence through the development of personal and social skills 
  • Support with accessing other services and agencies

Dover Care and Repair

Cleary House, 1 Maison Dieu Road, Dover CT16 1RW

Tel: (01304) 211551

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Professional advice and support with repairs, adaptations and home improvements, including:

  • Home visits to assess the repairs/adaptations needed 
  • Advice on grants and sources of funding
  • Help with finding reputable builders
    • Repairs to a leaking roof
    • Damp proofing and rewiring
    • Loft/other insulation
    • Structural work
    • Bathroom fixtures and fittings
    • Window repair or replacement
    • Fitting of grab rails and stair lifts

This Service is for older, disabled or other vulnerable people who need advice on repairs or adaptations to their homes.

Independent Living Scheme

Cairn Ryan, 101-103 London Road, River (Nr Dover), CT16 3AA

Tel: (01304) 828555

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm

The Independent Living Scheme offers support to learning disabled and physically disabled adults to enable them to live independently in their own homes. The support offered includes:

  • Assistance with budgeting
  • Assistance with Benefit applications
  • Help with housing needs
  • Help with finding employment
  • Travel training
  • Access to services and colleges

Access is by referral only, from Care Management, Supporting People and Health Authority.

Maidstone House Community Care

243/245 London Road, Dover CT17 0TA

Tel: (01304) 214600

Email: maidstonehouse@btconnect.com

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Support services to clients living in their own homes including:

  • Assistance with domestic duties to maintain the property standard 
  • Assistance with shopping 
  • Personal care


Tel: 01304 872265