Your wellbeing is important to us and we want to ensure that you are safe and well. There are many people in our community who don't have anyone to turn to for support, and so we have set up a network of three community hubs to support vulnerable residents during this challenging time.
The role these community hubs play is vital following the government announcement on Sunday (22 March 2020) that food and other essential items need to be delivered to those with particular health conditions who have been told to self-isolate for 12 weeks.
Local people and community groups have rallied around to help. These hubs, funded by Folkestone & Hythe District Council, are working with voluntary organisations to ensure that community help is delivered to those who it most.
All three Community Hubs are being supported by Folkestone & Hythe District Council staff and resources.
No one should feel as though they are alone during this challenging time. Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh are pulling together and your community is here to help to:
Assistance is not limited to the above - we will try and assist our vulnerable residents in any way we can.
Anyone who cannot go out (whether self-isolating, immobile or unwell) and who does not have support networks (friends, family, neighbours) to do this for them should contact the Community Hub in their area.
Please do not contact the Community Hubs unless you are in genuine need of assistance. These hubs will be the only source of support for many of our residents and if people use them who do not need them, they are diverting help away from those most in need.
Do not visit the Community Hubs in person. Please phone or email us on the contact details below, or complete the following form if you need help from the Community Hubs.
Call 01303 316186
Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm -
Call 01303 269602 (messages can be left outside opening hours)
Open Monday - Friday 8.45am - 3.45pm
Call 01797 208590
Open Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm
General enquiries regarding COVID-19 should be directed to the council, not the Community Hubs so not to overwhelm them with non-urgent calls.
Folkestone & Hythe District Council COVID-19 Helpline, open 9am to 5pm every day
Call 01303 761 116
For the latest on local COVID-19 related matters please visit the council website folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you are fit and well, and would like to help, we are looking for volunteers during this challenging time, please complete the form link below, and we will contact you.
We're thrilled with the number of residents who have come forward to volunteer in our community support hubs.
Thank you to all of those who have registered their interest. Not that it was ever in any doubt, but our district is united and strong.
As we're currently processing a large number of applications, no more volunteers are required at this stage.
Please make use of the various government websites to keep updated on further advice and guidance: