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Charities, advice and support

Action on Elder AbuseAnational information and advice service which provides guidance for the prevention of, and action on, the abuse of older people.

Age UK

The UK's largest organisation working with and for older people.

Citizens Advice

Independent advice on your rights.

Carers' Support

Advice and information for older people, their relatives and carers across the UK.

Counselling Directory

If you’re in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

Community Service Volunteers (CSV)

The UK's largest volunteering and training organisation.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Disabled Living Foundation

Free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older people, their carers and families.

Dementia Web

Resources, support, advice & information for people living with dementia and alzheimers.

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Elderly Accommodation Counsel

Information for older people on their housing and care needs.

Turn2us benefit search

Free web-based calculators to help people work out their entitlement to benefits and tax credits.

Independent Age

Help for older people on lower incomes.

The Parkinson’s Disease Society

Support, advice and information to people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends, and to health and social services professionals involved in management and care.

UK Coalition on Older Homelessness

A lobby group concerned with raising the profile of older homeless people in the UK.

Government websites

Department of Health

Department of Work and Pensions

Government over 50s guide

Inland Revenue

National Pensioners’ Convention 

Health websites

Alzheimer’s Society

The UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

Arthritis Research Campaign

Information on arthritis, the charity, and how to help find a cure.

Deafness Research

The medical charity for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Department of Health

Hi Kent

Advice and practical help for deaf and hard of hearing people.

National Osteoporosis Society

Information on osteoporosis, support groups in your area, and fundraising.

NHS Direct

Information and advice.

General websites

Kent Libraries and Archives     

Kent County Council’s libraries offer a Home Library service, delivering books and talking books on CD or tape to individuals in their own homes. This is available to people of all ages in the community, who for reason of poor health or mobility, or caring responsibilities, cannot regularly get to their local library. 

If you know of anyone who may benefit from this service, whether long term sick, physically homebound, a carer, or someone leaving hospital who may need this service for just a few weeks, please let us know by contacting the Home Library team at Dartford library on 01322 221133. We’ll be happy to help.

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