Local Resources

Ashford Borough Citizens Advice Bureau
We have been asked to include the contact details of the Ashford CAB in our magazines on a regular basis. If you would like free impartial and confidential advice, ring 01233 626185, and speak to someone in person. Alternatively you may be put through to an answerphone, on which you can request a callback.
Seabrooke House, 10 Norwood Street, Ashford TN23 1QU
01233 626185
cab@ashford1085.freeserve.co.uk
Advice and information on any social problem eg housing, debt, benefits, family, consumer, legal, immigration, employment.

Bluebells Children’s Centre
School Road, Hothfield, Ashford TN26 1HA
01233 622296
Parenting support programmes, Under 5s Group, Messy Play for babies and parents, Twins Club.

Carers’ Support
Norman House, Beaver Business Park, Beaver Road,
Ashford TN23 7SH
01233 6643393
befriender@carers-ashford.org.uk
www.carers-ashford.org.uk
Supporting people who look after someone on a regular basis, someone with a mental health issue or physical disability, a learning disability or longterm illness.

CROP [Citizens’ Rights for Older People]
01233 633444
Help or guidance from visiting advocacy service on maximising benefit entitlement, completing official forms such as Attendance Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit etc.

Cruse Bereavement Care
National Helpline: 0844 477 9400
National Helpline: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Ashford and District Branch: 0844 800 9104
Ashford and District Branch: ashford@cruse.org.uk
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.

Samaritans
22 Queen Street, Ashford TN23 1RG
National: 08457 909090
Local: 01233 610000
jo@samaritans.org
www.samaritans.org
Confidential emotional support 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Social Services
0845 3302967
As well as its statutory duties, social services offer advice and consultation if there are concerns regarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.