Financial and housing support

  • CHAC - Canterbury Housing Advice Centre: 01227 762605 / adviceteam@chac.co.uk FREE Support with landlord disputes, housing issues, homelessness, advice and advocacy.
  • STEPCHANGE - stepchange.org / 0800 138 1111 Free debt support and 'breathing space' scheme providing 60 day reprieve from rent arrears, interest etc.
  • NATIONAL DEBT LINE 0808 808 4000 - free financial advice and payment plan design to reduce debt.
  • CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL 01227 781879 - Advice and assessment for housing support.
  • CITIZENS ADVICE 01227 452762 / 01227 740647 / admin@canterburycab.cabnet.org.uk .citizensadvice.org.uk/ advice over the phone or arrange an appointment. Support with benefits, housing, employment and lots of other issues.
  • NECESSARY FURNITURE Mon – Fri 9–4.30pm Sat 9–4.pm. necessary_furniture@hotmail.com Charity offering support with furniture and white goods at very low cost
  • SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL 0784255099 - Support with occasional grants, befriending and financial advice
  • WHITSTABLE NON-ECCLESIASTICAL SOCIETY 0122 7763939 - Can provide support for families and people living alone, with home visits and grants for one of items
  • CHURCHES AGAINST POVERTY 0800 328 0006 - Free debt support and advice
  • CIVIL LEGAL ADVICE / 0345 345 4 345 / Free legal advice for those on benefits, low income or facing eviction due to rent/mortgage arrears.
  • GINGERBREAD gingerbread.org.uk / 0808 802 0925 Advice line for single parents.