Updated advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable
If you are considered ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (CEV), you should have received a letter outlining updated government advice.
If you are in the extremely vulnerable category and have no one to help you (eg friends, family or neighbours) get in touch using the number below and we will link you to local support networks.
Community Support Line 01732 876152
We are working with a range of organisations across Tonbridge and Malling who can help those who may be struggling. Many parish councils are also offering help - contact your local Parish Clerk for further details.
Protect yourself from fraud
Be aware of the risk posed by fraudsters who may target the elderly and vulnerable.
- Do not give your bank card and pin number to anybody
- Do not give cash to a volunteer
- If you suspect you or someone you know is being targeted by a criminal, contact Action Fraud or call 03001 232 040
Where to get help
Support if you are vulnerable
Tonbridge and Malling Community Hub (01732 876152) - Support for those unable to get help from family or friends.
Kent Together (03000 41 92 92) - 24-hour Kent County Council helpline for vulnerable people who need urgent help, supplies or medication.
Citizens Advice in North & West Kent (0808 278 7810) - free, confidential and impartial advice on issues, including money, benefit, housing or employment. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge (01732 366100) - day centres closed but phone service available.
Churches (Church of England) - access to live streaming of services while churches are closed.
Carers UK - Guidance on being prepared for emergencies, protecting those you care for and information for working carers.
Imago - Support for young carers, children with disabilities, adults with complex needs or isolated older adults.
Involve (03000 810005) - Support and assessments for carers, support for over 55’s, including enquiries around benefits and social care, and Social Prescribing. There is also a 'safe and well' hotline for those who would like someone to talk to at this time.
Hi Kent - free replacement hearing aid batteries. Send a stamped (2x first-class) addressed envelope to Hi Kent, 18 Brewer Street, Maidstone ME14 1RU, enclosing details of batteries required and a contact phone number.
East Malling Community Larder - operates five days a week and can offer home delivery.
Red Cross - 0808 196 3651
- chat to a friendly Red Cross volunteer
- emotional support
- links to local organisations who may be able to help
- information and practical advice
Mental health and mediation
Relieve the pressure - Kent County Council service offering 24/7 free, expert support.
Mind - get information about how you can look after your wellbeing at this time and to plan for staying indoors or at home.
Aspirations Telephone Service (0333 880 2730) - Support for those struggling with their mental health and well-being through a telephone service. Email: email@example.com
Calm - free resources to reduce anxiety.
Reachout Youth - A charity providing support to 13-19-year-olds experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties.
Maidstone Mediation (01622 692843) - help for those suffering due to conflict or dispute.
West Kent Mediation (01732 469696) - help for those suffering due to conflict or dispute.
Crosslight Advice - Free debt advice and money education.
Entitled to - find out what benefits may be available.
Sustain Community Food Bank - Tonbridge Baptist Church 12 noon-2pm Monday to Friday.
Kent Savers – offering loans of£300 upwards.
Ofgem - Advice from the energy regulator on managing and paying for your gas and electricity supply.