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Care Services

Tenterden & District Day Centre

The Centre provides day care and practical services for older people who live in the catchment area which includes Bethersden Parish. Transport is provided on Tuesdays from the village to the Centre. For more details on the services provided please contact Doug Moffet, Day Centre Manager, on 01580 762882 or by email at

You can also see more detailed information regarding the activities of the day centre on their own by clicking on the website address:

Hi Kent (Sound support for deaf and hard of hearing people)

Hi Kent is the local registered charity for the quarter of a million deaf and hard of hearing people who live in Kent.  Established since 1986, the charity received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2007. People with NHS hearing aids can get them cleaned, re-tubed and provided with new batteries, free of charge, at more than 200 regular local clinics throughout Kent.

For future dates please telephone 01227 760046 or visit the How We Help section on their website at  Hi Kent also runs Lipreading and British Sign Language courses in Ashford.

Further information is available from Hi Kent head office:
18 Brewer Street, Maidstone, ME14 1RU
Telephone: 01622 691151

Information is also available at the Ashford and Tenterden Gateways.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Ashford Citizens Advice Bureau have moved to new premises with full disabled services. Specialist help in debt and welfare services is available.

Ashford Office
Seabrooke House, Church Road, Ashford TN23 1RD (Opposite the New Gateway Ashford Library)
Telephone: 01233 626185

Opening Times
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9.30 to 4.00pm
Wed & Fri 9.30 to 1.00pm

For further information visit the CAB website

Age UK, Ashord

Free Information and Advice Service from Age UK in the Ashford and surrounding areas.  The following is a summary of the help which is available:

  • Benefit Information, Advice & Form-Filling Service, including help with Appeals, for Benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Pension Credit, State Pension and many more.
  • Information & Help applying for Heating Grants
  • Help finding Trusted Tradesmen or Free Handyman services in your area
  • Carer Information
  • Advice and referrals for Disability Aids

Address:  The Eldercare Centre, Stanhope Road, TN23 5RF

Contact Emma Harvey, Advice & Information Officer:
Telephone: 01233 668765
Visit the Age UK Ashford website.

The Centres available locally are:
Eldercare Centre (1st & 3rd Friday of each month)
Telephone: 01233 668765
Joe Fagg Pop-Inn (1st & 3rd Thursday of each month)
Telephone: 01233 620635
Tenterden Day Centre (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month)
Telephone: 01580 762882

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