We asked a variety of people working on behalf of the district what one wish they have for 2019.
The night shelter operates over the winter months with the help of local churches.
Charities are helping those in need manage their Christmas.
Canterbury City Council is among those who use bailiffs to recover unpaid money.
The Canterbury Housing Advice Centre charity helps people trying to find a home.
A meeting of experts is taking place at Christ Church University
Citizens Advice is responsible for handing out the vouchers.
Volunteers, including school children and people from residents groups, are among those expected to attend.
Canterbury Citizens Advice says the new benefit will be its biggest challenge in the months ahead.
Tim Noble, senior partner of the University Medical Centre, has been discussing the issues.
Misuse of drugs is a major cause of deaths among rough sleepers, according to NHS England.
Issues include backdating, debt advice, assessment for work capability, repayment of advance payments, over-payments and help with budgeting.
Neasa MacErlean is a journalist who lives in Canterbury. She covers a wide range of areas including business, the welfare state and the law. She qualified as a chartered accountant and speaks Italian.
The Canterbury Journal