Local Help and Support


Dementia Carer Support Group

Meets every Tuesday at St. John's Church, Wrotham Road, Meopham, DA13 9BT 10am-12pm


Help for Households

See what support is available to help with the cost of living and find out how to save money with our energy saving tips. Click here



A food bank is a charity that provides food to people who have difficulty buying enough. All food banks operate in slightly different ways. For instance some will provide a home delivery service for people living in rural areas and those who are unable to get to a food bank. Contact your local food bank to find out how to use it.

Find a local foodbank here


The Community Cupboard 


Support with Energy Arrears or Debt

Find out whether your energy provider can offer you some help:


Financial Advice

  • Citizens Advice can help you check for any benefits or financial support to help you with energy bills or allow for you to make energy improvements to your home.
  • Energy Saving Trust has lots of information about how to save energy at home and some financial advice.
  • Turn2us is a national charity providing financial support to help people get back on track. You can access a benefits calculator and grant search to find charitable funds you may be eligible for.


Clothes and Furniture

You can try the Salvation ArmyFreecycleGumtree, local Facebook selling pages or your local charity shops. If you have a social worker involved with you or your family, they may look into trying Family Fund with you.