Support available in Eastry TODAY!
If you or a neighbour need support, click on the links below to find out what’s available.
What’s on offer?
The Deal Food Bank
Offers free food ‘at home’ deliveries to Eastry Mon to Fri.
Register to get free food vouchers at:
- Citizens Advice
- Blossom Centre
- Community Warden
- Your local Primary School
St Richards Church (top of Mill Hill) Tues 12pm – 2pm.
Trinity Church 10am – 12pm Fridays
01304 728428 or
01304 361084 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandwich Age Concern
Meet, Eat & Heat; spend the day, enjoy a hot meal and company.
Meals on Wheels,
befriending & a shopping service.
19 -21 Cattle Market, Sandwich CT13 9AP
Call: 01304 614237
Deal Centre Age UK
Open Monday to Friday for hot meals and good company.
3 Park Street
Deal, CT14 6AG
Chequers Community Kitchen
Healthy meals delivery service for vulnerable and isolated people of all ages.
Ask for a menu.
The Chequers, Golf Rd
Deal, CT14 6RG 01304 362288
Sunrise Cafe offers affordable food in a warm environment where everyone matters, where everyone is valued and where everyone is included. It operates a ‘pay what you can afford’ model so that no one goes hungry and
customers are asked to pay what they can afford.
|168-172 Snargate Street
Dover CT17 9BZ
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8am – 2pm
Thursday 8am – 1pm
Sat 8am – 12pm
We provide nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.
Dover Baptist Church,
27-32 Maison Dieu Road,
Dover, CT16 1RF
07870 361 180 (text only)
Olio – Free sharing food app
OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. For your convenience, OLIO can also be used for non-food household items too.
OLIO is super easy! To make an item available, simply open the app, add a photo, description, and when and where the item is available for pick-up.
To access items, simply browse the listings available near you, request whatever takes your fancy and arrange a pick-up via private messaging.
Dover District Council winter funding for vulnerable residents
|Dover District Council funding for vulnerable residents living in a cold home (elderly/health conditions/low income/in receipt of benefits) to help with heating/boiler repairs and insulation to help reduce energy costs.
|Deal Warm Welcome Hubs
Each weekday this winter at least one venue per day will be opening its doors to welcome people.
There is no charge, people can pay what they can, if they can.
|Mondays: 12-5pm, 3-6pm
Tuesdays: 12.30-4pm, 3-6pm
|Mondays: Deal Salvation Army, West Street
Golf Road Community Centre
Tuesdays: Trinity Church, Union Road
Golf Road Community Centre
Wednesdays: St George’s Church, High Street
Thursdays: Leaps & Bounds, Southwall Road
Fridays: Deal Salvation Army, West Street
Alternate Saturdays: Talk it Out Friendship Group, Deal Ability Centre, 43 Victoria Road
Cost of Living Support, Families, Food Banks/Food Parcels
Dover Pantry is a members only supermarket and for a small weekly subscription of £5, members are able to buy food, including fresh fruit and vegetables and store cupboard favourites to supplement their shopping.
Dover Pantry is part of the Your Pantry franchise and is a sustainable way for people to access good food every week, rather than a crisis response like a food bank.
Membership is open to the community surrounding the pantry address and local families are strongly encouraged to join.
Monday-Wednesday, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Unit 16, Charlton Centre, Dover, Kent, CT16 1TT
07898 045 384
email@example.com.Riverside Centre Dover
Riverside Centre Dover
• Hot Meal delivery service – £7.50
• In Centre lunch time Hot meal – £6.50
• Snack bar for light snacks and drinks
• Shopping service
• Dementia services
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
The Riverside Centre, Maison Dieu Gardens, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RL
‘Eastry CAN’ supporting Local Residents with the Cost of Living
This winter, Eastry CAN is providing free food vouchers worth £5 each to support individuals and families who can exchange single or multiple vouchers for hot meals or buy food in many of Eastry’s local shops. Funding for Eastry CAN has come from the local business community who have made significant donations totalling £4,500 so far.
The £5 food vouchers will be distributed by Eastry Primary School and local community workers to residents in need who can then exchange for food or a meal in most of Eastry’s local retailers and food outlets including; S&C Baitup Butcher, Bickers Post Office, The Baker’s Dozen, Eastry Fish Bar, Infinitea Tea Shop and The Five Bells Pub.
Contact Kate Gibson – telephone +44 7941 522953.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form on www.eastrycan.org.uk/vouchers
The RSPCA Pet Food Bank project collects pet food donations and delivers them to food banks for owners and animals in need. The cost-of-living crisis means the service is more in demand than ever.
FINANCIAL HELP & ADVICE
Citizens Advice for Dover & Deal District
Citizens Advice is an independent network that helps people resolve their money, legal, family, consumer, and other problems. Its advice is provided free, it is independent, confidential, impartial, and available to everyone.
The Deal Centre, 3 Park Street, Deal, CT14 6AG
Open Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 3pm
Tel: 0808 278 7961
Money Advisor Network
This network brings together some of the country’s best known debt advice providers so you can access free, confidential and independent debt advice straight away. You won’t need to pay for the advice you receive, and speaking to us won’t affect your credit rating.
Support from Government is changing. We will update this page regularly.
Energy Price Guarantee (9 September, 2022)
From 1st October, a new ‘Energy Price Guarantee’ will mean a typical UK household will pay no more than £2,500 a year on their energy bill for the next two years. This is automatic and applies to all households. See Energy Bills support Factsheet ‘Example savings based on your type of home’.
The most vulnerable UK households will also receive £1,200 of support provided in instalments over the year. An additional discretionary fund will be available for those households who are outside of the schemes. For example, households not on standard gas / electricity contracts.
Help for Households – a one stop shop source for all Government support, grants and discounts from Income, Housing & Childcare Support to Help with energy bills to Help with transport costs and Supermarket & Retailer offers.
Energy Bill Discount
£400 off energy bills for households in Great Britain from this October. This automatic, non-repayable discount will be applied in six instalments between October 2022 and March 2023 to help households through winter.
There is no need to apply for the scheme and you will not be asked for your bank details.
Winter Fuel payments
In the winter months pensioners can get between £100 and £300 to help pay heating bills. This winter, they will also receive an extra one-off £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid as an automatic top-up to the Winter Fuel Payment.
Cold Weather payments
£25 extra a week if you’re getting certain benefits is available during the winter when the temperature is zero or below for more than seven days.
Cost of Living Payment & Disability Cost of Living Payment (May 2022)
Households on means tested benefits, including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Tax Credits, will receive a payment of £650 this year.
Help with energy bills – TBC This was last updates 1st April 2022. We are awaiting more from the Government here.
Help to Heat
You may be eligible for grants to improve the energy efficiency of your home, which could help to reduce your energy bills. Government is investing in energy efficiency schemes which are being delivered by local authorities.
Updated pdf Link:
Cost of Living Support Across East Kent