HelplinesAge UK

Age Concern and Help The Aged have been amalgamated to create this new charity dedicated to the needs of older people, their families or carers. It is now the largest provider of free information on issues such as money, social care, housing, end of life, employment and equality, consumer or legal problems.

Several helpful booklets on these and similar topics are available.

Age UK also provide a wide range of products, services and activities for all in later life.

To find out what is on offer in your are contact

Age Concern Tunbridge Wells
Day Care Centre
Wood Street
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 2Q

Tel: 01892 522591

For further information ring the free Age UK Advice line
Free Advice Line Tel: 0800 169 1819

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA run a 24-hour help line for confidential advice, information and support by local groups. I

If you need help for yourself

Tel: 0845 769 7555

If you require help for a family member or friend

Tel: 0800 917 8282


This organisation runs local support groups for relatives and friends of alcoholics.


Tel: 020 7403 0888.

Alzheimers Disease Society

Helpline: 07071 225615

Bereavement Care

If you need help following bereavement Father Martin can put you in touch with a qualified bereavement counsellor.  Bereavement support groups are run at Carillon Cottage.


Tel: 01892 785658.

CRUSE Bereavement Care

CRUSE offer sympathetic counselling.

Contact West Kent Branch

Tel: 01732 353575

Catholic Unattached Directory

The Unattached Directory is run by practising Catholics for practising Catholics of all ages – from 18 years upwards!

It is a way to make new friends or even meet someone special.


The Catholic Unattached Directory

Tel: 0132 222 2213

Citizen’s Advice Bureau at Carillon Cottage, Wadhurst

One of the services offered at Carillon Cottage is the opportunity to see an adviser from the Crowborough Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

This is at present organised on alternate Wednesday mornings, when a CAB representative is available from 9.00 am – 11.30 am. (The Cottage opens a half-hour earlier than usual on CAB days).

Please call in to the Cottage to check dates
Tel: 01892 785658

If you need to see a CAB adviser urgently
Please telephone Crowborough Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Tel: 01892 655303

Debt, Family Problems, Accommodation

If you need confidential advice or help with these and similar problems contact the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

Thorpe House
Croft Road

Monday – Friday 9.30 – 3.30 pm
Tel: 01892 655303

You can arrange an appointment to see a CAB representative at Carillon Cottage, Wadhurst.

Tel: 01892 785658

Gamblers’ Anonymous

The national helpline is currently suspended, but help can be obtained by contacting them directly.  Online meetings and forums are available on their website

Tel: 012 1233 1335

National Drugs Helpline

Free 24-hour confidential drug information, advice and counselling service is available.

Tel: 0800 77 66 00


In despair? Feeling suicidal? Can’t see a way through your problems?

Call the Samaritans on
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
or the local branch in Tunbridge Wells
Tel: 01892 532323


Please contact us if you would like to make a Mass or Prayer request.