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Other advice

Impact of COVID19 on Borough Council Services

https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/home/other-services/covid-19/tier-2-primary-areas/covid-19-impact-to-our-services

 

Benefit help

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have a dedicated helpline for those that need to make a claim for universal credit – 0800 1448 444

 

Domestic abuse

Some contact numbers that may be useful :-

Choices Domestic Abuse Services: 0800 917 9948

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327

The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428

Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123

 

Housing helplines:

  • Refuge Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline- 0808 2000 247
  • Shelter-  0808 800 4444
  • Choices- 0800 917 9948
  • Victim Support- 0808 168 9111

www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-women-and-children-experiencing-domestic-abuse-and-the-life-saving-services-that-support-them/

 

Release the Pressure

Support with mental health provided 24hrs a day.  Provided by independent charities and funded by KCC, Medway Councils and NHS partners.  Call 0800 107 0160 or text the word “Kent” to 85258 or visit releasethepressure.uk