Useful contacts

Government guidance: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Kent Together 24-hr helpline www.kent.gov.uk

BENEFITS, WORK & MONEY
Please contact 01892 526121 if you are struggling with Council Tax payments or housing costs. If your income has reduced, contact the Dept for Work and Pensions and ask about making a claim for Universal Credit on 0800 328 5644 or at gov.uk/universal-credit.
Citizens Advice Universal Credit: help to claim 0800 144 844
The Money Advice Service 0800 138 7777
– For debt advice Payplan offer help online and by phone 0800 280 2816

ADVICE FOR BUSINESSES
There are a range of schemes to help business at businesssupport.gov.uk. Also, a business advice line run by Kent and Medway Growth Hub on 03333 602 300

VILLAGE SITES
St. George’s Church: 240658 http://benendenchurch.org/
Parish council: www.benendenparishcouncil.org
Parish magazine: to access all back copies www.benendenparishcouncil.org/magazine

Silver Line – for a cheerful chat day or night call :www.thesilverline.org.uk  0800 470 8090

HEALTH ADVICE
NHS health advice: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Asthmawww.asthma.org.uk  0300 222 5800
British Heart Foundationwww.bhf.org.uk   0300 330 3311
Age: for practical information and advice www.ageuk.org.uk 0800 678 1602

MENTAL HEALTH
Release the Pressure: text the word “Kent” to 85258 to access immediate free help for people of all ages needing mental health support.
NHS Every mind matters: Click here to get expert advice and practical tips to help you look after you and your family’s mental health and wellbeing. It includes tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus; looking after children and young people who may be anxious; and simple tips to tackle working from home.
Mind: www.mind.org.uk       0300 123 3393

DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINES
National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Helpline www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk/
Victim support 08 08 16 89 111 www.victimsupport.org.uk
Broken Rainbow: www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
Childine: 0800 1111