COVID-19 and our community
Caring for our community
Dartford Borough Council is working to support local families, voluntary groups and businesses through these challenging days so it’s great to see how many wonderful townsfolk have stepped forward to help in and around their own communities.
Thousands of small acts of kindness are happening around our Borough every day and together, they demonstrate the strength and resilience of our town.
Working together as a community is one of the keys to success so we have created Dartford Together to bring together reliable information and support from us and our trusted community partners. Please follow us on Facebook at Dartford Together.
We’d like to thank everyone that has volunteered to help in Dartford and those NHS volunteers that are kindly providing assistance to our most vulnerable residents. Due to the high number of people that have come forward, we are no longer inviting volunteers at this time, but you could contact some of the local charities and food banks that are listed here and offer them your help.
The government has published guidance, Coronavirus: How to help safely, to enable people across the UK people to safely provide essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.
Here at DBC, we’ve had to close our walk-in services at the Civic Centre to help slow the transmission of the virus amongst our staff and visitors but that doesn’t mean we’re not here to help.
Visit us online or call us on 01322 343434
For those facing a food emergency please see this page on our website.
Please see here for Resident's Support Contacts and Information that may be able to help during this crisis.
Finally, whilst almost the ENTIRE Borough is pulling together to help each other and do the right thing, we’re sorry to say that a handful of people see this situation as an opportunity for crime
Don't get scammed
Scammers and criminals are already looking for opportunities to scam people as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Happily, there are many more stories of kindness and generosity but we want to make people aware of the scams as they emerge - which they seem to be on a daily basis. Please keep yourself safe.
For full details of the known scams operating as a result of COVID-19 please visit the KCC Scams and Guidance page.
We're here to help with food emergencies