Help and Support over the Christmas Period
While Christmas is a time of joy and sharing for many, it can also be a time of great concern, illness and difficulty for some people.
There is support and a helping hand – so don’t suffer in silence – do reach out for help and support. So many people are on hand to help throughout the next two weeks, and the year.
For emergency housing support, please call the Dover District Council emergency out of hours housing help number: 01304 801084
For street homelessness, the Dover Outreach Centre may be able to help
https://www.doveroutreachcentre.org/ – 01304 339022 as well as other specialist local services which can be found here: Emergency/Hostel and Supported Housing (dover.gov.uk)
For urgent social care support, please contact the Social Care Partnership 24-hour helpline: 0300 222 0123
For someone to talk to and mental health support: there are a number of people and organisations who can help:
- There is the NHS Single Point of Access (to help direct you to the right referral), please call 0800 783 9111
- Samaritans – 116 123
- ANXIETY UK Monday to Friday – 9.30am – 5.30pm: 03444 775 774
- CALM – 0800 58 58 58
- MIND – 0300 123 3393
- SANE – 0300 304 7000
- http://www.livewellkent.org.uk – 0800 567 7699
- Mental Health Matters – 0800 107 0160
For Health Emergencies
For all emergency health matters – ring 999
For other non-emergency matters or to ask advice call the NHS on 111
Fire, police and coastguard
For emergency police, fire or coastguard ring 999
For non-emergency police, please call 101 Find out more at Contact us | Kent Police
From Natalie and all of the team, we hope you have a safe and supported Christmas and New Year.