Feeling lonely or isolated?

We can help you connect with your community

Sometimes meeting others can make life a little easier. We can help you find support and friendship in your community.


Worried about someone? Call our free helpline on 0800 567 7699 or tell us online.


Need to get help for yourself today? Call our free helpline on 0800 567 7699.


Like to know more? Email us here, you can ask for a callback.

We can help you build your confidence, regain your independence and become part of the community. You can choose what we help you with and what activities you'd like to access locally.

Some of the things we offer are:

  • Sports clubs membership
  • Support to find a job
  • A choice of education programmes
  • Social activities to help you meet new people

You can choose how you connect

Through Porchlight's range of services you can access one-to-one support (in person, or online), as well as group meet-ups local to you.

We can also connect you with our wider range of free support for help with things like housing, mental health, wellbeing and employment.

Our staff also have experience working with women who are homeless, or whose homes are at risk, and face pressures such as difficult relationships, domestic abuse or violence.

To find out more about how we can help, you can email our team direct. Or you can call our free helpline to talk through your options, it's open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If you are in emotional distress

Life can get tough sometimes, but talking can help.

The Release the Pressure team in Kent is available 24/7. They provide urgent support with trained counsellors who will listen, no matter what you are going through. You can text the word KENT to 85258 or call 0800 107 0160

You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.