Local support organisations

Through the Partnership in Action (PIA) project funded by the Big Lottery, we have established a strong and effective partnership with other organisations who can provide a wide range of services and support to people living in the district of Tunbridge Wells and beyond, in some cases.  In so doing, our aim is to strengthen the advice sector.  Details of our partner organisations are listed below.  To find a local organisation who can support you with a particular issue, please click on the menu to the left.

Age UK Tunbridge Wells Services for people aged 55 and over living within the district of Tunbridge Wells. Services include information & advice, advocacy, day care, podiatry, home care and bathing.
Alzheimer’s Society Kent & Medway Supports people affected by dementia we provide Day Support, Home Support, Peer Support Groups, Dementia Cafes and Dementia Support outreach in the Tunbridge Wells area and across the whole of Kent.
Carers FIRST Carers First provide services to support carers in West Kent and Medway. Support includes information, advice and guidance, short breaks, support groups, statutory carers’ assessments and emotional support.
Centre for Independent Living Kent CiLK promotes independent living for disabled people throughout Kent and Medway giving out information on benefits, aids and equipment, Direct Payments and much more. Also provides advocacy. CiLK also forms part of a partnership offering a befriending service in West Kent.
Compaid Services for older and disabled people in the South East. Services include computer training, transport, payroll and managed account services.
CRI Offers a pathway to recovery for adults challenged by the use of drugs or alcohol. We provide a range of intensive community-based support, treatment and rehabilitation services.
CXK CXK is a charitable organisation which supports children, young people, adults and families.  Their services, which are delivered throughout the South-East, provide support, advice and guidance to help people progress into meaningful employment, education or training.  They aim to make a difference to the lives of people across the South-East so that everyone can maximise their potential and achieve their aspirations.
Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services (DAVSS) Provide support to men and women suffering domestic abuse. Services include a helpline, face to face support, safety planning and help with practical options.
Good Neighbours Support for people aged 65+ who are vulnerable and socially isolated. Information and befriending. Specialised falls prevention classes (Postural Stability) for those people who have had a fall or have a fear of falling.
Headway in West Kent Support for people living with the effects of a brain injury. Information, courses and activities provided in their centre in Tunbridge Wells.
Home Start South West Kent Support for families who have a child under the age of 5, who are under stress. Volunteers provide a regular, home visiting service, to support the families in a variety of ways.
Kent Assocation for the Blind Support for people who are blind or visually impaired. Services include information and advice, assessment for equipment, training.
Mental Health Resources Support for adults with mental health difficulties. Three projects: The Hub – informal Community service; Assert – Community Advocacy and statutory IMHA service; Reachout – Facilitated self help forums.
Pickering Cancer drop-in Centre Support for cancer patients and their families, friends and carers, Provide information, emotional support, and a wide range of complementary therapies.
Porchlight Support vulnerable and homeless people in Kent and Croydon. Provide a range of services supporting people with complex needs. Their focus is on long-term solutions, breaking the cycle of homelessness and ensuring that people can live independently in the future.
Royal British Legion Industries Provide a range of services to the armed forces community, including housing and training. Also deliver back to work programmes for people who are sick and disabled.
Stepahead Support Mediation service for families who are experiencing emotional and/or relationship difficulties which are negatively impacting on children in the family. The service is delivered throughout Kent.
Tunbridge Wells and District Samaritans Confidential emotional support for anyone experiencing distress or despair including suicidal thoughts. The support is available by phone, email, text, face to face and by letter, 24 hours a day.
Tunbridge Wells District Partnership Group The District Partnership Group is made up of people with a learning disability, and their families and carers, as well as local voluntary and community groups, and the public sector. The purpose of the group is to meet, look at what’s working well in their area, and to ensure that Valuing People is being put into place across their community.
Tunbridge Wells Over Fifties Forum  (no website)  Tunbridge Wells Over Fifties Forum (TWOFF) is a local organisation that exists to make sure older peoples’ voices are heard. It provides representation for local decision making groups, such as Transport, Wellbeing and Health-Care, and helps keep older people of the Borough informed of issues that may affect or benefit them.Members meet every three months, with relevant speakers and councillors in attendance. A quarterly newsletter is mailed to every member. Membership is free.
Imago: Care Navigator Service We provide an information, advice and short support service for people aged 50 and over. We can advise on planning for the future, and provide information about what options are available. We also provide assessments for minor adaptations in the home and lifeline/telecare services.
Imago: Young Carers Project Kent Young Carers is a project to support all young carers aged 5-18 across Kent with information, advice, signposting, social activities and individual support.
West Kent Debt Advice Support people with debt issues by providing advice, counselling and practical help.
West Kent YMCA Support young people who are facing major issues in their lives. Run projects which provide housing, training, confidence building and youth clubs.
Winter Shelter Tunbridge Wells Churches provide beds for homeless people. Open for 8 weeks, beginning in January. From March 2014 onwards, are able to provide some continuing support to homeless people