Former KCC Leader Paul Carter knighted by the Queen

The former leader of Kent County Council is among those recognised by the Queen for their contribution to the community. Paul Carter was Leader of Kent County Council (KCC), England’s largest local authority, for 14 years. He was one of the longest serving leaders nationally. Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough, said: “I am…

World Mental Health Day Support Available in Kent

Health leaders across Kent are reminding residents of the mental wellbeing support available as Covid-19 continues to cause restrictions and impact people’s lives. This World Mental Health Day (10th Oct), information is available at www.kent.gov.uk/wellbeing for people experiencing a range of mental health issues. There is also a specific site to help families with children…

Kent Adult Education releases new courses for 2021

Kent Adult Education is launching a new range of courses, with some being held at selected centres which have reopened in a COVID-19 safe environment. However, many of the courses, which begin in January, will be online and interactive, delivered in real time. Courses cover arts, craft, languages & communication, fitness & wellbeing, and a…

Record numbers offered flu vaccine

Kent residents are encouraged to get their flu vaccine as new Public Health England (PHE) research suggests that people infected with both flu and COVID-19 are more at risk of severe illness and death. The nation’s senior medics – supported by local health and public health leaders – are calling on all eligible people to…