Provided by:
British Red Cross

The Red Cross helps thousands of people following a short stay in hospital and prevents unnecessary hospital admissions by providing extra support and care at home.

The Kent and Sussex branch provides short-term practical and emotional support at home to help people regain their independence.

The closes bases of these services to Medway are the support at home service at 25 College Road, Maidstone ME15 6SX and the support at home service at 36 Pelham Road, Gravesend, DA11 OHZ.

For more information or to request this service call 0800 0280 831.

The service includes:

  • rebuilding confidence
  • collecting prescriptions
  • offering companionship
  • assistance with shopping

Our volunteers have good interpersonal skills and an understanding of the differing physical needs of service users.

All our volunteers are also provided with basic training in social care and first aid skills.

The service is available on a time-limited basis.

Referrals are accepted from GPs, primary care trusts, hospitals, social workers and individuals.

0800 028 0831

Red Cross House
25 College Road
ME15 6SX