Food Help for the Cost of Living Crisis
Dover Children’s Centre have become distributor’s for FareShare food parcels for more information see their website http://faresharekent.org.uk/
The charity take good quality surplus food and distribute in boxes made up of tinned or dried goods, of 12 – 14kg. They can cater for vegan or specific allergies. They also have supplies of nappies, baby wipes, hygiene products and pet foods.
Families in need can have up to 6 boxes in a 12 month period. If you would like to collect please contact DDSCC@kent.gov.uk or contact FareShare directly on email@example.com
Are you registered with the Children's Centres? They offer a range of courses, groups and advice. If not visit www.kent.gov.uk/childrenscentres. Get in touch to find out the groups and courses and events they are currently running or visit Facebook to keep up to date with all the news and events
Children’s Centres’ contact details
Please click on file below for full details of Dover activities
Buttercup 03000 421295
St Radigunds Community Centre,
Poulton Close Dover, CT17 0HL
Blossom 03000 411555
The Downs Primary School,
Owen Square Deal CT14 7TL
Buckland & Whitfield 03000 414941
St Nicholas Church , The Linces,
Dover, CT16 2BN
Samphire 03000 420882
Aycliffe Primary School,
St David’s Avenue, Dover, CT17 9HJ
Sunflower 03000 415858
Eythorne & Elvington School,
Adelaide Road, Eythorne , CT15 4AN
9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday
9am - 4.30pm Friday
Samphire opening times are 9am - 1.30pm Monday to Thursday Closed on Fridays
Useful Telephone numbers
Health Visitors 01304 873590
Kent Baby Matters (breastfeeding) 0300 302 0223
24 hour Domestic Violence helpline 0808 2000 247
NSPCC 24hr Child Protection line 0808 800 5000
Kent online's guide to family services
Universal Credits and Benefits
Mental Health First Aid for Armed Forces
Other websites for parents
There are lots of other places you can find information and advice about a wide range of issues and answer questions you may have.
NHS pregnancy and baby guide
More than 200 easy-to-read pages, detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore.
Find advice on all aspects of family life from bonding with your new baby, dealing with tantrums, positive discipline, sleep and eating.
The UK's largest parenting charity with lots of useful evidence based information.
Kent Baby Matters
Lists all of the breastfeeding groups, specialist breastfeeding clinics and peer support programme delivered out of the Children's Centres in Kent.
Born to Move
Born to move is an NHS app to help parents or carers with their newborn babies right up to pre-school age, it is available for both iphones and android.
SmarterPlay is a new app providing families in Kent with exclusive free access to a range of opportunities and facilities to support them in parenting their young children. It is available for both iphones andandroid.