Kent secures funding to support asylum-seeking care leavers

Kent County Council (KCC) has secured £407,000 of Government funding for a new initiative to support asylum-seeking care leavers in Canterbury and Medway. The project has seen the creation of a multidisciplinary team to help young people live independently, integrate into their local communities, support their physical and mental wellbeing and reduce antisocial behaviour. The…

Consultation on Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy

A consultation on a strategy to tackle domestic abuse has been launched today. The Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy sets out a three-year plan to bring local authorities, Police, Probation, NHS providers and others together to prevent and reduce domestic abuse across communities and ensure that when people experience abuse, they can access the…

KCC funds Short Breaks summer activity programme

With the summer holidays just around the corner, Kent County Council (KCC) has a range of inclusive activities to keep children entertained and active over the summer break. Alongside a full schedule of events run by children’s centres, youth hubs, libraries and country parks, KCC’s Disabled Children’s Services is subsidising a range of activities as…

Help get carers connected to their communities

This carers week (June 10th to 16th), Kent County Council is urging everyone to support carers in getting the practical, financial and emotional help they need. A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member who has a disability, mental or physical illness, substance misuse problems or needs extra help…

Young people take charge at Kent County Council

Kent children stepped into the shoes of senior council staff and councillors as part of an initiative that put young people at the heart of decision making. Kent County Council’s (KCC) Takeover Day on Wednesday, May 29 saw children in care, care leavers and adopted or fostered young people take charge of the Corporate Parenting…

Change a future this Foster Care Fortnight

Kent County Council (KCC) is looking to recruit 150 new foster carers to provide loving homes to vulnerable children in the county. The council is backing the national recruitment campaign Foster Care Fortnight 2019 (May 13 – 26) and calling on residents to get in touch to find out how they can change a child’s…

KCC supports music festival for people with disabilities

Kent County Council has pledged £2,000 to support an accessible festival for people with disabilities. Festability returns to Birchington on May 11, after last year’s successful launch attracted 1,700 people to Quex Park. It was created by parents of disabled children who wanted to give people with disabilities the chance to enjoy the excitement and…