Porchlight Open Door meet-ups

Your community hub

Porchlight Open Door meet-ups are friendly get-togethers in Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, and Margate where you can make friends and access all the services you need.

You can drop by to get support and advice, try a new activity and enjoy some company and conversation. It’s completely free and everyone aged 18 and over is welcome.

The meet-ups are run by our warm, welcoming team. They’re there to listen and help you with things like benefits, housing and debt. They can also help you connect with services and support networks in your area.

You can try different activities every week, from cooking to painting to CV writing – but there’s no pressure to take part. You can just turn up for a chat.


Every Monday, 1pm - 3pm
The Well Community Café, Hythe Road, Willesborough Baptist Church, TN24 0QR
(Start Monday 19 February)


General meet-up
Every Tuesday, 12pm - 3pm
Dover Baptist Church, Maison Dieu Road, CT16 1RF

'Get active' meet-up which involves outdoor activities
Every Wednesday, 9.30am - 11.30am
Meet at La Salle Verte, Cannon Street, CT16 1BZ


General meet-up
Every Thursday, midday - 2.30pm
St John's Church, St John's Church Road, CT19 5BQ

Women only meet-up
Every Friday, 11am - 1pm
Email pod@porchlight.org.uk for more information


Every Wednesday, 9.30am - 11.30am
Kairos Café, Cecil Square, CT9 5EH

Every Wednesday, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, St Mary's Avenue, CT9 3TN

Get in touch

To find out about Porchlight Open Door meet-ups near you, email pod@porchlight.org.uk. Someone from our friendly team will get in touch to tell you more about the service.

National Lottery Community Fund logo - June 2022

Porchlight Open Door is a free service, run by Porchlight and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.