Help and Support over the Bank Holiday Weekend

While bank holidays are often a time to relax, they can also be a time of great concern, illness and difficulty for some people. If you do need help or assistance over this weekend then please see our list of useful contacts.

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  – 01304 339022 as well as other specialist local services which can be found here: Emergency/Hostel and Supported Housing (

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
  • CALM – 0800 58 58 58
  • MIND – 0300 123 3393
  • SANE – 0300 304 7000
  • – 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





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