A message from the Kent Community Foundation (KCF):
Kent Community Foundation (KCF) is asking the people of Kent and Medway to help save lives this winter. And the way to do this is simple – just knock and check on the elderly and most isolated in your local community.
Every year there are around 1,600 avoidable deaths in Kent and Medway and KCF want to help reduce this number by encouraging everyone across the county to reignite the community spirit seen during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic and do something small to help those most vulnerable during the colder months.
Together we can – and will – save lives by recognising when help might be required for those most lonely and at risk.
Small actions, big difference.
You may knock and check to just say a quick hello, offer to collect a little shopping, hand in a book or magazine or to pass on your contact number or information about other support available.
As part of the campaign, Kent Community Foundation is signposting services in your local area, along with useful information, such as registering as a vulnerable person with energy suppliers, which can make a huge difference to the lives of those who are most vulnerable.