Thank you for visiting Carers’ Support – Canterbury, Dover & Thanet. We are a registered charity, supporting Carers in the Canterbury, Dover and Thanet areas of East Kent. We hope that you find our website helpful and informative

A Carer is someone who, without payment provides help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help due to physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Becoming a Carer can happen to anyone at any time and affects people from all cultures and of all ages

Carers’ Support — Canterbury, Dover & Thanet is a registered charity, set up in 2001 which provides access to support, information and services for Carers in the Canterbury, Dover and Thanet areas.

We are a founder member of the East Kent Carers’ Consortium and a member of Carers Trust. The East Kent Carers’ Consortium has been commissioned by KCC and Health to deliver Carer’s Assessment and Support Services across East Kent.

Kent Carers Emergency Card

Kent Carers Emergency Card

The Emergency Card scheme provides you as a Carer with peace of mind when you are away from the person you care for. One of the main concerns Carers tell us they have when leaving the person they look after is what would happen if they were taken ill or involved in an accident.

When you register with this free scheme you will be given the opportunity to document what you would like to happen in an emergency e.g. contact a relative.

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Information for Professionals

We welcome referrals from professionals, providing the Carer has given consent for the referral to be made. We can accept referrals by telephone, our online form or e-mail, and will confirm receipt of the referral before making contact with the Carer.

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information for professionals

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