Welcome to our Information Hub

Use RACDV’s Info Hub to search and find out about local services for older people. Either a) use the pink search box above or b) click on one of the local areas listed or c) click on the alphabetical list below.

If you think there is a service we should list, or an entry that requires updating, please send details by email to infohub@racdv.org.uk or calling 01322 668106.
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RACDV has provided the Information Hub to help you find relevant services. The inclusion of an entry for an organisation does not imply a recommendation by RACDV. Please satisfy yourself  that any information we have provided is up to date and accurate by confirming it directly with the organisation concerned.
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Carers First – Kent Carers’ Emergency Card

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One of the main concerns that carers tell us they have, is when leaving the person they look after, what would happen if they were taken ill or involved in an accident.

Carers are issued with a credit card sized card. The carer carries it at all times, so that it can be used as an instant source of identification in case of accident or sudden illness.

The card does not have any personal details on it, only a unique registration number and the telephone number of the central help line.
In an emergency situation anyone can telephone the number on the card and quote the unique registration number printed on the card. The contact centre uses the registration number to easily access the carers pre-arranged emergency plan and puts it into action.

This is a free service.

Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 24 hours Address Michael Gill Building, Tolgate Lane, Strood, Kent | ME2 4TG Phone 0300 303 1555
Get in Touch www.kentcarersemergencycard.org.uk/carersfirst_contact.asp
Website www.kentcarersemergencycard.org.uk

Kent Fire And Rescue Service (KFRS) – Safety Advice & Smoke Alarms

"We will carry out a visit to those who are vulnerable, suffer from a disability or poor mobility, are over the age of 70 or have children under the age of 5."

"We provide a Home and Safety visit to vulnerable people and those that meet the criteria to qualify for a visit. The purpose of the visit being to offer fire safety advice to consider around the home, discuss escape plans and ensure that you have working smoke alarms fitted where they will be most effective. If necessary we will also provide and install long-life battery smoke alarms free of charge as well as night cover alarms for those who are hard of hearing. We also have a range of other risk reduction measures that can be supplied as necessary."


Address | Phone 0800 923 7000
Email home@kent.fire-uk.org
Website www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/

Sevenoaks District Council – Promoting Independence

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The Council offers a range of services and advice for older people and those with disabilities...which helps to keep people living safely in their own homes for as long as they want to.

It may be able to provide grants up to £30,000, to home owners and those who rent privately or through a housing association, for property adaptations and improvements to help disabled people to continue to live independent lives. Funding is provided on a first come, first served basis.

If you don't meet the criteria for Council Funding, it can sign post and advise on accessing other ways to fund these types of alterations.

Advice can also be offered on other matters including personal alarm systems (Lifeline), welfare benefits, general housing concerns, energy efficiency.

To find out more contact the housing team.

Opening Hours Monday-Wednesday 8.45am-5.00pm, Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm, Friday 8.45am-4.45pm Address Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent | TN13 1HG Phone 01732 227000
Email information@sevenoaks.gov.uk
Website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/info/20057/grants/135/disabled_facilities_grants

Welbeing – Lifeline Personal Alarms

"Lifeline Personal Alarm is a quick and simple way of getting help at the press of a button if you have an accident or emergency in your home. You may be unable to get to the phone, for instance after falling or because you feel ill. We provide a 24-hour, 365-day monitoring service giving you the freedom to live your life independently knowing that you can obtain assistance when you need it."

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The inclusion of an entry for an organisation in the Information Hub does not imply a recommendation by RACDV. Please satisfy yourself that any information we have provided is up to date and accurate by confirming it directly with the organisation concerned.
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Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 24 hours Address 3-4 Technology Business Park, Moy Ave, Eastbourne East Sussex | BN22 8LD Phone 01323 644422
Email info@welbeing.org.uk
Website www.welbeing.org.uk

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Carers First – Kent Carers’ Emergency Card

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One of the main concerns that carers tell us they have, is when leaving the person they look after, what would happen if they were taken ill or involved in an accident.

Carers are issued with a credit card sized card. The carer carries it at all times, so that it can be used as an instant source of identification in case of accident or sudden illness.

The card does not have any personal details on it, only a unique registration number and the telephone number of the central help line.
In an emergency situation anyone can telephone the number on the card and quote the unique registration number printed on the card. The contact centre uses the registration number to easily access the carers pre-arranged emergency plan and puts it into action.

This is a free service.

Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 24 hours Address Michael Gill Building, Tolgate Lane, Strood, Kent | ME2 4TG Phone 0300 303 1555
Get in Touch www.kentcarersemergencycard.org.uk/carersfirst_contact.asp
Website www.kentcarersemergencycard.org.uk

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Carers First – Kent Carers’ Emergency Card

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One of the main concerns that carers tell us they have, is when leaving the person they look after, what would happen if they were taken ill or involved in an accident.

Carers are issued with a credit card sized card. The carer carries it at all times, so that it can be used as an instant source of identification in case of accident or sudden illness.

The card does not have any personal details on it, only a unique registration number and the telephone number of the central help line.
In an emergency situation anyone can telephone the number on the card and quote the unique registration number printed on the card. The contact centre uses the registration number to easily access the carers pre-arranged emergency plan and puts it into action.

This is a free service.

Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 24 hours Address Michael Gill Building, Tolgate Lane, Strood, Kent | ME2 4TG Phone 0300 303 1555
Get in Touch www.kentcarersemergencycard.org.uk/carersfirst_contact.asp
Website www.kentcarersemergencycard.org.uk

Kent Fire And Rescue Service (KFRS) – Safety Advice & Smoke Alarms

"We will carry out a visit to those who are vulnerable, suffer from a disability or poor mobility, are over the age of 70 or have children under the age of 5."

"We provide a Home and Safety visit to vulnerable people and those that meet the criteria to qualify for a visit. The purpose of the visit being to offer fire safety advice to consider around the home, discuss escape plans and ensure that you have working smoke alarms fitted where they will be most effective. If necessary we will also provide and install long-life battery smoke alarms free of charge as well as night cover alarms for those who are hard of hearing. We also have a range of other risk reduction measures that can be supplied as necessary."


Address | Phone 0800 923 7000
Email home@kent.fire-uk.org
Website www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/

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Sevenoaks District Council – Promoting Independence

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The Council offers a range of services and advice for older people and those with disabilities...which helps to keep people living safely in their own homes for as long as they want to.

It may be able to provide grants up to £30,000, to home owners and those who rent privately or through a housing association, for property adaptations and improvements to help disabled people to continue to live independent lives. Funding is provided on a first come, first served basis.

If you don't meet the criteria for Council Funding, it can sign post and advise on accessing other ways to fund these types of alterations.

Advice can also be offered on other matters including personal alarm systems (Lifeline), welfare benefits, general housing concerns, energy efficiency.

To find out more contact the housing team.

Opening Hours Monday-Wednesday 8.45am-5.00pm, Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm, Friday 8.45am-4.45pm Address Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent | TN13 1HG Phone 01732 227000
Email information@sevenoaks.gov.uk
Website www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/info/20057/grants/135/disabled_facilities_grants

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Welbeing – Lifeline Personal Alarms

"Lifeline Personal Alarm is a quick and simple way of getting help at the press of a button if you have an accident or emergency in your home. You may be unable to get to the phone, for instance after falling or because you feel ill. We provide a 24-hour, 365-day monitoring service giving you the freedom to live your life independently knowing that you can obtain assistance when you need it."

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The inclusion of an entry for an organisation in the Information Hub does not imply a recommendation by RACDV. Please satisfy yourself that any information we have provided is up to date and accurate by confirming it directly with the organisation concerned.
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Opening Hours Monday-Sunday 24 hours Address 3-4 Technology Business Park, Moy Ave, Eastbourne East Sussex | BN22 8LD Phone 01323 644422
Email info@welbeing.org.uk
Website www.welbeing.org.uk

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