Care organisations in Gravesend
The organisations and support services in Gravesend are listed
& Dementia Support Services (ADSS)
A registered charity, which has developed specialist services to
support people with dementia and those who care for them in the
areas of Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley. Our primary aim is
to help people to remain living in their own home for as long as
possible and to support their carers throughout their caring role
and beyond, even after that role has ended. 01474
Carers FIRST is an independent, charitable organisation supporting
and helping carers in Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells,
Sevenoaks, Edenbridge and the surrounding areas. We also offer
respite in Swanley and Hextable, and our project for older carers
of people with a learning disability operates in the Dartford and
Gravesend area. Carers FIRST is funded by Kent Social Services,
West Kent NHS, Connexions, trusts, grants and private
A collaboration between Kent and Medway, this website
provides information and support for people based in Kent who
are caring for people with dementia.
Community singing sessions for people with
dementia and other mental
disabilities and their carers, in the community.
Maidstone and North West Kent
North West Kent Carers Support
An independent Charity providing services and support to all unpaid
family Carers in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley areas. We
have over 20 years experience helping and assisting Carers. Our
services include Benefits Advice in the Carers home, Support Groups
for Carers, Information, Advice and Advocacy, Short Breaks and
We also provide and co-ordinate 'Caring with
Confidence', a valuable and free learning experience
for all Carers.
Older Carers Support
For Carers aged 60+
who are looking after an adult child with learning difficulties.
Help and advice is offered in planning for the future, support in
completing Life Books and Emergency Plans for their loved one.
Regular Coffee Mornings.
Parent Carers Support
Supporting parents of children 0 -18 with a disability and/or
special/additional needs. Regular Coffee Mornings are offered
enabling parents to share experiences and knowledge. Family respite
activities are also a regular feature.
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental
illness, including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of
life. Sahayak supports people from the Minority Ethnic Community
who have a Mental Health difficulty or those who care for them.
There is a befriending service providing one to one support and
carer monthly groups.
Our aim is to relieve
stress by providing short breaks to unpaid carers of disabled
relatives or friends living in the home. A fully trained care
attendant will call at a time requested by the carer and take on
the caring role while the carer has time to themselves to do
whatever they like. Our area covers, Rochester, Strood and the
peninsula. Gillingham, Rainham and Chatham areas are covered by
another scheme which can be contacted on 01634 379131.