Porchlight - The Mayor's Charity
Porchlight is a Kent based charity chosen by Tunbridge Wells Mayor, Joy Podbury, as her charity this year. Porchlight supports vulnerable people across the county who are struggling with housing or homelessness, mental health, financial hardship and family issues. If you, like many, have been affected by any of these difficulties during the Coronavirus pandemic, Porchlight is a good place to go for help. Call the 24/7 Helpline on 0800 567 7699 or visit Porchlight.org.uk for more details.
Useful contacts for Coronavirus support and advice
Ashurst Support: Email updates and offers of help to anyone needing it. Email Sophie at email@example.com
Langton Green volunteer network: Support with shopping and daily tasks for anyone self-isolating. Call Emma on 07900 245331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speldhurst volunteer network: – S.T.A.R.S. supported by St Mary’s Church – assistance with shopping, prescriptions and more for anyone self-isolating. Call Polly on 07766 074327 or email email@example.com
Kent Together: 24-hour KCC helpline in partnership with government bodies and the NHS to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication. Call 03000 41 92 92 or contact via www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Coronavirus Updates: A webpage containing updates on changes to council services, advice and support for individuals and businesses, http://www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates
Citizens Advice Tunbridge Wells & District: Citizens advice can help with a wide range of issues, from benefits to Nourish Foodbank referrals, and support for domestic abuse victims. Call 01892 600161. Citizens Advice are receiving a high volume of calls so also try their website, https://www.catwd.org.uk/
Covid-19 Business Support Hotline: Part of the Kent & Medway Growth Hub for self-employed individuals and small businesses. Call 03333 602300
Greg Clark MP: “My office remains open and I am available for everyone who needs help…please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01892 519854”
Facebook Pages & Groups: Sharing local information, offering services and supporting each other. Search for:
- Langton Green Village Chat
- Speldhurst Community
- Speldhurst Parish Council
- Support Local: Independent Shops delivering in Tunbridge Wells – food and other goods delivered by businesses in the Tunbridge Wells area. See also http://www.twdelivery.co.uk
Be Cyber Aware
Cyber Aware is the UK Government's advice on how to stay secure online during coronavirus. Many of us are spending more time online and will benefit from using best practice for keeping ourselves and your families secure. Read more on Cyber Aware.
To stay up to date with the latest Coronavirus related scams visit KCC's page on public protection.