Here you will find recommendations about elderly care resources, including Safe Care and COVID-19 guidelines, around Canterbury, Kent.

With over 20 years’ experience using elderly care resources and specifically serving the local communities of East Kent, (Canterbury, Whitstable, Thanet, Sandwich, Dover, Deal, Folkestone and surrounding areas)  since 2013,  Seniors Helping Seniors are experts in our field.

We have a different perspective on elderly care. Whether you’re a senior yourself or you’re someone who cares for seniors, we hope these resources will help.

For more information on our senior care services  contact us  on  01227 454 900. To request a listing on these pages contact us


We recommend the following Elderly care resources including Safe Care and COVID-19 guidelines around Canterbury, Kent to anyone who is involved in elderly care in Canterbury, Thanet, Dover, Deal, Sandwich and Folkestone.

Local guidelines regarding Covid-19 are updated here

Call us for advice 01227 454 900

 Symptom- free tests

Living and working in Kent makes you eligible for COVID-19 test without symptoms

Click here to book your free test in Canterbury, Thanet and Folkestone:  We recommend the service. You will do the swab yourself in a booth and the booths will be cleaned after each use. Results are as fast as advertised on the website!


From 29th March 2021 the road out of National lockdown began

From 29 March:

  • you can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
  • you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)

Keeping yourself and others safe

You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.

You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vulnerable people are able to accept support

A photo of someone receiving Elderly care resources including Safe Care and COVID-19 guidelines in Canterbury, Kent

Looking for Safe Care in East Kent?

Age is used to define vulnerability because of the data and the history of COVID-19 so far.

‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ refers to health conditions (See here for more details on classifications)

Clinically vulnerable can expect a letter from  your GP regarding your instructions.

You are expected to follow the guidelines 

We are here to help you

The COVID-19 Vaccine is being rolled out in our area. You will be contacted when it is your turn and we can accompany you and support you.

We are doing all we can to have up to date information on each GP’s rollout plans and we urge you to support the effort by not contacting your GP direct at this time.

S.A.F.E Care

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General information for people looking out for the elderly in and around Canterbury


Autumna Care With a focus on self-funding families, Autumna supports all elder care enquiries through a website which has useful search function and they have an advice line that operates 7 days a week. Get in touch and speak with Debbie or any member of her team on 01892 335 330

Age UK – Canterbury

Age UK – Thanet

Elderly care resources in and around Canterbury Kent

Helping you live the life you want

Age UK – Sandwich

Age UK – Herne Bay

Kings Recreation –  Recreation Centre, offering swimming, fitness and sport facilities and an excellent exercise referral team. We help clients with GP referrals and accompany them to classes as required.

Connect Well – Linking health & community in East Kent

Bright Shadow Innovative arts organisation – great activities

John’s Campaign –  Advice about carers staying in hospital with people to advocate and assist. Collaboration between the patients and those closest to them is crucial to health and well-being and it applies to all settings

Kent County Council information about services including Walking and Exercise referral programmes

One You Kent – A self help service on staying active

Renaissance Gym Gentle gym A tailor made gym for quiet exercise email

The over 60’s Community Service – 01227 456 616 – (Northgate ward & Canterbury District) – No website

Silver line – Help line for older people

Alzheimer’s Society – The UK’s leading support service and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them

Parkinson’s UK – Support and research charity

The Money Advice Centre – Free and independent Money advice on care and other topics

The Beaney Museum for great workshops, exhibitions  and events

Beach access scheme  hire custom wheelchairs for our local beaches

Feldenkrais courses and online tuition –  Maria De Souza runs classes locally.  email or call 07941725876

Seated Yoga at Canterbury Yoga studio. Tailor made courses. Contact Susan Jeffery by email or call us on 01227 454 900


General information


Keeping healthy in all weathers – NHS

Dying MattersRaising awareness of dying, death and bereavement

Food– Recipes for healthy eating Recipie 2

Keep well – self-screening to monitor risks of malnutrition (BAPEN)

Eating well to keep well The Diet Compass: The 12-Step Guide to Science-based Nutrition for a Healthier and Longer Life by Bas Kast also available at other outlets and available as a download on kindle.
Recommended because it is not a diet – it’s a review of the science of adding more healthy years.
Nourish by Jane Clarke Jane Clarke is a trusted nutritionist and trained chef.  “Food nourishes your life” Jane has advice and recipes for people living with many conditions as well as general advice for ageing.  We have met Jane and worked with her team. You will see a report that Jane published on the work we do at Seniors Helping Seniors around eating and nourishment for the elderly and people living with dementia. We recommend Jane’s recipes, her products, and her advice. Her groups on social media are an easy way to access her advice.

Campaign to end loneliness – Help and information on loneliness

Sing for your life – Improving the health and wellbeing for older people through music

Independent Age – Advice and support for older age

Contact The Elderly – Companion service

University for the 3rd Age – Get creative

Turn to us – Benefits and grants

MNT – Medical News Today

Design 2 Enable – Stay active with style. Outstanding products to support mosts conditions that are enouragingly stylish and well thought out. A great company to support- wonderful customer service too.

The Able Label – Stylish and inspiring fashion to make dressing easier for independent living

Dementia related

Join Dementia Research – For research info and access to drug trials

JC Proposals – The proposal


Care Charts UK – Remember-I’m-Me™ Care charts based on symbols

Sporting Memories Network – Improving the wellbeing of people through reminisence

Playlist for Life – Connecting music, people and memories

Nutrition and dementia – Alzheimer’s Disease International

This is me – Tool for people with dementia receiving professional care

Pippa Kelly – leading author and campaigner for dementia related information and issues

Press releases and News articles

See our Blogs and News & Events Page

Paid for help services

3 Rings – Contact service

Life Line – 24 hour personal alarm (Canterbury)

SOLLA – Society of later life advisers

Care – Support –  Services

Health Watch – Your spotlight on health and social care services

Dementia Friends – Make life better for people with dementia (Seniors Helping Seniors Canterbury is a Dementia Friends Champion. We run free information sessions)

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