Volcare - Canterbury & Thanet

Contact details

Volcare - Canterbury & Thanet
16 Reculver Road
Herne Bay

Public phone: 01227 749400

Email: volcare@aol.com

General information

Service offered: Home based respite care for Carers. Full time Volunteers take over the caring role, enabling the Carer to take a break. Respite care is on a planned and occasional basis, and can be booked for a day, a weekend, one or two weeks or for planned hospital admissions (no emergency service). Funded by Social Services and free at the point of delivery.

Target group: Carers.

Area served: Canterbury, Thanet, and Dover Districts, plus Faversham and surrounding villages.

How to contact: Phone, write or email.


Monday: 9am - 5pm office

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm office

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm office

Thursday: 9am - 5pm office

Friday: 9am - 5pm office

Weekends: (Service covers 24 hours if needed)

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


Wheelchair access: Not applicable

Accessible toilets: Not applicable

Access notes: Clients are visited in their own homes.

Other information

Languages other than English:

Charity number: 1073896

Year established: 1992

Staffing: 1 full time manager and 1 full time co-ordinator, 6 full time volunteers

Public transport: Not applicable

Record last checked: 17 February 2017

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