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     Hello and welcome!
     Thank you for popping by Thanet Families in Need.
 
~ Non Profit community organisation for the people of Thanet ~
   
 
 ** Winter 2014/2015 Fundraising Appeal **
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For more information and to make a donation please click here on Winter Fundraising Appeal
*PHONE LINES AVAILABLE 24/7
   Should you find you don't get through please do keep trying 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We aim to process donation requests including furniture, household items, children's and babies referrals as well as of course the Thanet Food and emergency clothing bank requests within 24 hours with food bank prioritised.
Support and advice is available throughout the day so please feel free to get in touch.
 
PLEASE NOTE - PROOF OF CIRCUMSTANCES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR DONATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
Child, Adolesent and Adult disability, chronic illness and carers support in Thanet.
 
 
 
Do you care for children, young adults or or special needs in or around thanet?

In the next few weeks our support service's for those with disabilities in and around Thanet are going to much more extensive and we want your input on all sides of what you would like to see.
We have huge space from a large function room to smaller rooms and a great play room.
We are very sensory aware having a son going through diagnosis of ASD and being disabled myself with many of our team also having experience or knowledge on many of the challenges that both carers and sufferers face and passionate about giving as much support to both carers and service users alike.

Our plans have for almost 2 years now included disability respite for Thanet carers, work shops, support groups with one 2 one care plans for each service user also helping with day to day living skills and building on weakness's where possible teaching basic life skills with the fully adapted kitchen utilities we have to even teach washing clothes.
 
 
*Look out for blog page asking for your opinions 
 
 
 
WE ARE PROUD TO SAY WE ARE THE ONLY SUPPORT SERVICE WHICH INCLUDES AN ALL HOURS BANK IN        THANET..(non funded and 100% voluntary) 
 
 
Blog here with Thanet Families in need !!
We will be updating the site regularly and blogging all news and events so be sure to keep coming back for our regular blogs, get involved and have your say!!!
 
At Thanet Families In Need, our concern is real situations of hardship and crisis in Thanet and offering FREE help, support and understanding in any given situation for any ANYONE in need of that support in Thanet.
Single, couples or families in crisis in Thanet young or old all considered. 
 
We have no set criteria here at Thanet Families in Need - each case is taken on by its own individual circumstance.
 
We take referrals from agencies and service providers from all over Thanet and East Kent where ever we can help and more importantly have many links for which we can sign post service users on to should they wish for specialist services.
 
 
 
                Christmas 2014 is soon upon us!
 
Our Raise a Smile for Christmas appeal for 2013 was an astounding success although among the the day to day services which grew in demand was very hectic with us delivering all around Thanet until 9pm Christmas Eve.

THIS FIGURE DOES NOT INCLUDE 35 GIFT WRAPPED PRESENTS FOR THE RAINBOW WARD AT QEQM HOSPITAL, MARGATE 
 
WELL DONE TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
 
 
  
 
 More information to follow very soon on our 3rd annual Raise a smile in Thanet for christmas appeal.
Click on 'Events' tab
 
We not only offer you free support in physical hardship, but we also offer options for your mental and emotional issues. No matter what the situation is, we are here to help and give you will tools and tips to start you on the road to a better happier way of life wherever possible.
 
 
Thanet Families in Need is built by the people of Thanet 
 ~ Click on TFIN Community Swap Shop for more information on almost a year long project doing Thanet Swap Shop do try and promote recycling whilst saving money.~
 
** We are also available to bring this event to your club, school, organisation ect in and/or around Thanet - please get in touch. 
 
 
 
 
 
~ We are looking for reputable companies who may be interested sponsoring our organisation soon to be charity now we have a position free.
You will have a link direct from our website to yours (average of 10,000 visitors per week and climbing) 
 
 
 

Your name and website will be on our all our social networking pages and advertised regularly on our Facebook pages and with details placed on all our posters, leaflets, events ect.
If you are interested please get in touch via - www.thanet.families.in.need@gmail.com with some information on your business and how you would like to sponsor us.~
 
We are here to help
 
We at Thanet Families in need are here to offer free advice and support to anyone in Thanet with housing problems, benefits, employment, support before/during/after diagnosis, for the disabled, less able and for carers, young parents, single parents, new in Thanet, no food and hungry - we do emergency food parcels for those in Thanet, gaps in payment, domestic issues, care leavers, people in help with understanding your rights, help and support in confidential matters and many unforeseen circumstances that people of Thanet, Kent can now turn to us for help for. 
 
With our goal assessments we try and tick all the boxes meeting all your needs
We offer goal assessments for those facing more than one issue, we use a stepping stone to tackle each problem one by one. This can be a short term or long term support, whatever the situation we will do our best to meet your needs where possible.
Due to the latest cuts backs within the benefits system Thanet Families have now been running a 24/7 food bank for since April 2013 which began as a small part of our services at the end of 2012 offering dried, tinned, jarred foods, uht milk baby food ect for those in desperate need of food situated in Ramsgate but offering services  the whole of Thanet.
Please use the contact us tab for a full list of contact details including a for those in Thanet requiring the food bank.
 
 
WE ALSO HAVE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS FROM SEPTEMBER.
For a full list of services for families in Need in Thanet please click here.
 
Thanet Families In Need is a Non Profit Community Organisation, we offer help in crisis to people and families all over Thanet including Ramsgate, Westgate, Margate, Broadstairs, Cliftonville....
One thing we Thanet Families in need is hugely proud of is the strength given to us through the support in the community which in turn has made us grow as an organisation and be able to give so much back to the community in many other ways.
spread the word about the services we provide for the people of ThanetWe always have volunteers who are waiting and ready to help you in your time of crisis and hardship!!
 ~ All of our immediate team are crb checked to ensure your peace of mind ~
We are working constantly day and night to help the people of thanet. 

FREE PHONE NUMBER FOR EMERGENCY HELP AND SUPPORT WILL BE BACK SOON            
     
              
NEW NUMBER  *** 07472 459457 ***  NEW NUMBER

We are trying to reach out to those who have no internet access and become stuck in a crisis needing help, the vulnerable and those who cannot even afford the cost of a call so if you require our service you can even use a pay phone with no money and call us.We are in the process of drawing up some new leaflets and posters with the new numbers to get out to places in the local area where possible service users can see them for if needed.
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We have lots to be added and this is work in progress so please bare with us over the coming weeks while we build the site covering all our services and events as well as links and lots more to help families in crisis in Thanet. Look around our website, keep coming back for updates and if you have any comments, need help, support or would like donate please feel free to contact us. We aim to reply to all messages within 24 hours.
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
 
 DONATIONS OF ITEMS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED .
Please click here if you have any donations of any unwanted reusable items that can be passed on!CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US TO ARRANGE COLLECTION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are setting up a tab for supporting local  business's in and around Thanet, Kent to have a link on our website to you website or business page.
 
We are currently reaching over 5000 hits per month on our website activity log. 
 
 
We will be give you a space for up to 50 words and one picture/logo which we will have linked to your website or business page so our visitors can visit your business at the touch of a button for just £2.50 per week!!! ~
 
** Charities and community organisations in Thanet and Kent get your links on here for FREE now just contact us 
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paul cox roofingPaul cox is a valued member of the team offering free donation collections and deliveries for Thanet Families in Need in his free time as well as building us our shelving for organised storage of our donation ready for when requested.
 
 
 
 
Prampushers Sponsored Walk - Run by Acey Davies
SUPPORTERS OF    
HELTER SKELTER INDOOR SOFT PLAY CENTER AND CAFE
* RUNNERS UP IN THE NETMUMS SOFT PLAY AWARDS                                                  
 
 
 
Advertise here  
 
Click here to email us your interest.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanet Families in Need Community Swap and Shops Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supporters of Helter Skelter Play center Broadstairs
Sponsored by - (new sponsors t.b.c)
Chair/Director - Kerry Keating 
Vice chair - Robin Vaughan Lyons
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