24-Hour Help During Coronavirus Outbreak – “Kent Together” from Kent County Council14-Apr-2020
A 24-hour helpline has been launched to support vulnerable people in Kent and Medway who may need extra help during the coronavirus outbreak.
Called Kent Together, this new service will act as a single point of contact for anyone in Kent or Medway who is in urgent need of supplies or medication while having to self-isolate.
Kent Together is being coordinated by Kent County Council (KCC), and its staff will assess the needs of individuals and liaise with community hubs in districts to prioritise urgent cases.
The information will be fed through a network of volunteers, district and borough councils and local support groups, to make sure people get the support they need.
The helpline is a joint collaboration between KCC, central government, district, borough and local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and other partners to ensure help is available for vulnerable people.
It can also be used to report concerns about the welfare of someone else.
If you are vulnerable and have an urgent need that cannot be met through existing networks, you can contact the “Kent Together helpline” at http://www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether, or by calling on 03000 41 92 92.