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Eat Well Spend Less - Wednesday 17 April

Published: 02/04/2024
Woman cooking on a hob

If you need extra support as a result of the cost of living then come along to our Eat Well Spend Less roadshow on Wednesday 17 April from 10am to 2pm at St Francis Church, Cryol Road, Ashford, TN23 5AS.

The event brings together a range of partner organisations including frontline NHS staff and Ashford Borough Council (ABC) officers, outreach organisations and charities, in one easy-to-access place.

It's free to attend, simply pop along for all this and more:

  • Guidance on shopping, preparing and cooking healthy, nutritious meals
  • Information on where and how to access local food banks along with community venues who offer free, pay as you feel or very reasonably priced meals in a social setting
  • Recipe bags with all the ingredients to make a recipe along with instructions - the recipes on offer will be homemade pizza and 3 bean chilli and rice
  • Fare Share Kent Family Food Bank offering food items including fresh fruit and vegetables
  • The Hygiene Bank will be providing hygiene items
  • Safeguarding & Safer Streets - information and advice
  • Ashford Borough Council - Welfare Intervention Officer - help and advice on financial/benefit support
  • Ashford Borough Council - Tenancy Engagement Officer - housing help and advice. Cenergist - Information and Advice on Water Saving Devices
  • Ashford Borough Council - Senior Climate Action Officer Ashford Borough Council - Energy Advice
  • NHS Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust with the health bus - offering free health check / MOT'S. Advice and pathways into One You Services including information on the extensive offer at the One You Shop, Park Mall, Ashford
  • Health Inequalities Care Coordinator Mid Kent PCN - information on cancer screening (specifically breast, bowel and cervical screening)
  • Montfort Manor Care Home representative – information on living well with dementia and looking after a loved one. Also information on their carer's and friendship café
  • Representatives from Wellbeing Matters Plus and Social Prescribing & Young Carers- offering community-based opportunities for individuals aged 55 plus or adults with complex health needs – Imago
  • Metro Kent Young People Sexual Health - information and advice
  • Food Friends - volunteer food sharing programme in Ashford
  • Bright City Church - Food Bank, Vinnies Diner and Lite Bites lunch and chat
  • CAP Life Skills - Willesborough Baptist Church - information, advice and how to attend
  • Hi Kent - sound support for People Living With Hearing Loss - information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss from getting an aid, coping with tinnitus, to hearing the television, lip-reading an all issues in between
  • KOOTH - Mental Health Service - information and advice for young people 11-25
  • Neighbourhood Watch Ashford District
  • Department Works and Pension/Job Centre - advice and information
  • Digital Kent - digital support, advice and signposting
  • Kent & Medway Recovery & Wellbeing College - information and advice on their offer


This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus