Services

  • Day Care Centre
  • Six Community Day Care Centres
  • Shopping Service
  • Independent Living Scheme
  • Trusted Traders
  • Befriending and KIT (Keep in Touch) Line
  • Wheelchair Hire
  • Hairdressing

DAY CENTRE - Rotary House, Norman Road, West Malling

We provide care in comfortable, safe surroundings.  Clients enjoy a freshly cooked lunch and tea and coffee; with fully trained staff on hand to assist with personal care needs and good disabled facilities, giving access to social intergration, assisted bathing, personal care, chiropody, footcare, handcare and hairdressing.

This service offers the older person to socialize and offers respite for carers.  We work closely with other care providers to help relieve isolation and loneliness.  We also have adapted minibuses that provide door to door transport to the Day Centre.

Dedicated days for clients with dementia.

For more information on the Day Centre and our special dementia days please telephone 01732 848008



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SHOPPING SERVICE

This service covers several different areas and clients are taken in fully adapted minibuses to Asda, Kings Hill on a fortnightly basis.  Door to door transport is provided and help to take shopping into your house is provided.  An annual registration fee, to cover administration costs, is charged as well as a transport fee on the day.

Cost: 12 annual registration fee - 5.00 per trip

For more information and an application form please call 01732 871 746

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INFORMATION & ADVICE SERVICE

We can offer general information and advice on a wide range of issues, including welfare benefits.  If we cannot deal with your problem ourselves we will refer you to the relevant agency.  We do not deal with legal matters, finances or income tax.

If you have a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) form or an Attendance Allowance (AA) form that you need help to complete we can offer to do this for you.

For an appointment please call 01732 871 746


Below are some useful links:

Citizens Advice www.citizensadvice

Community Legal Aid www.comunitylegalaid

Department of Works and Pensions www.departmentofworksandpensions

Inland Revenue www.inlandrevenue

Direct.gov www.direct.gov

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TRUSTED TRADESPEOPLE

We have  compiled a list of trusted traders as the elderly and vulnerable need access to home maintenance services from reputable people.  Our list is made up from traders who have been recommended to us by cleints, parish councils or community groups.  We regularly check up to make sure that the work they carry out is reasonably priced and that our clients are happy with the service and price.  We also have up to date copies of their Public Liability Insurance, without which we would not recommend them.  The types of trades that we have on our list are:
  •  Builders
  • Carpenters
  • Central Heating Engineers (Gas Safe Registered)
  • Computer Care
  • Decorators
  • White Goods Repair (washing machines, etc)
  • Electricians (Part P)
  • General Handypeople (for those small jobs)
  • Plumbers
  • Tilers
  • Double Glazing Repairs
  • TV Repairs
Please contact us on 01732 873977 and we will forward your request to the appropriate service.

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WHEELCHAIR HIRE

If you have a friend or relative visiting you, or would yourself like to go round the shops, hospital visit, etc. but are a little unsteady or tire easily, why not hire one of our wheelchairs.  They can be hired out for a day, a week or for a holiday.

7 days hire costs *25.00            Daily Hire costs *5.00
*A deposit of 50 will be required when hiring.

If you are interested please telephone 01732 873977 or call in at 3 The Colonnade, for more details

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BEFRIENDING & K.I.T. (Keep In Touch Line)

Befriender are volunteers who visit clients on a regular basis, usually once a week, for a cup of tea and a chat at a pre-arranged day and time.  The idea of the service is to relieve isolation and loneliness.
If you decide that you would like someone to visit you our co-ordinator will visit and have a chat to find our what your interests are, etc, so that she can match you with a Befriender.
When a suitable Befriender is found the co-ordinator will them bring them to meet you and this will, hopefully, be the beginning of a wonderful friendship.
If we are unable to find a Befriender then you will be offered a telephone call from our K.I.T. Line.  This is a weekly call at a prearranged time to have a chat and make sure that everything is alright.
All our Befriender are volunteers and carry ID.

If you would like to become a Befriender we would be happy to talk to you are we always have a waiting list of clients to be visited.

For more details please call 01732 871746

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HI KENT - Challenging Deafness

Free Hearing Aid After Care Clinics

Call in and have your NHS hearing aid cleaned and collect new *batteries.  Find out how to make the best of your hearind aid.  We can also tell you about equipment to help you at home such as special doorbells, telephones and TV listeners.  All free of charge and no appointment necessary.  We hold regular clinics at the Day Centre at Rotary House, Norman Road on the following dates for *2012:

Clinics held on Tuesdays between 10.00 am and 11.30 am 

7th August
4th September
16th October
6th November
4th December

*These dates and times are correct as at 23.12.11 but may change due to unforeseen circumstances.


If you have a hearing loss and would like to improve your communication skills why not join our friendly, free, lip reading group at Kings Hill Community Hall on Thursday mornings during term time.

For details of more Hearing Aid Aftercare Clinics for NHS hearing aids and a wide rage of helpful equipment for the home telephone 01622 691151 or visit http://hikent.org.uk

*If you just require 13AU (orange) or 312AU (brown) batteries these are available at 3 The Colonnade, West Street