On this page you will find general information, phone numbers and other useful details that will help you with getting settled into a new area.
Emergency Services: Call 999 for Police, Ambulance & Fire & Rescue Service
Only to be contacted in case of an emergency where there is danger to life or a crime in progress.
For non-emergency Police matters you should call 101. For things like:
Accident & Emergency departments at local hospitals will treat serious injuries and sudden illness.
Your nearest hospital is: Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9QQ Tel: 01622 729 000
If it is not an emergency, then contact your doctor.
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.
NHS 111 is much more than a helpline – if you're worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.
Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one. NHS 111 advisers can also assess if you need an ambulance and send one immediately if necessary.
Find out more about NHS 111 by downloading their easy read leaflet.
Your local pharmacy is more than just a shop for medicines. It could save you a trip to your doctor.
(opening hours: Mon –Fri 6am – 11pm and Saturday 6am – 9pm)
56-62 King Street, Maidstone - 01622 690 751
(opening hours: Mon –Sat 8am – 6pm and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm)
18 Fremlin Walk, Maidstone - 01622 663 341
(opening hours: Mon –Sat 8.30am – 6pm and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm)
(opening hours: Mon – Fri 7am – 11 pm Saturday 8am - 9pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm)
(opening hours: Mon – Sat 6am – 10pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm)
(opening hours: Mon –Sat 8am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm)
To find a pharmacy near you visit the NHS Choices wesbite.
The general Jobcentre Plus phone number is 0345 608 8545. It’s a free phone number and can be used to check on a benefits application, change your address, complain about a Jobcentre office or get general advice.
You can find Jobcentre Plus office opening times, contact numbers and addresses for Jobcentre Plus offices near you at www.jobcentrenearme.com
For pet advice, help with vet bills and the rehoming of animals for those on limited incomes visit www.bluecross.org.uk
St Luke's Church, 16 St Luke's Road, ME14 5BE
Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8 pm
For more information visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk