Consultation on changes to homelessness support services

Changes to homelessness services which would see the county’s vulnerable residents receive fairer and more consistent support are to be considered during a public consultation. Kent County Council (KCC) commissions supported housing, outreach for rough sleepers and floating support to enable residents to avoid or recover from homelessness. It also provides help with tenancies, benefits…

Make a difference with Shared Lives

Can you open your home and heart to an adult who needs your support? If so, Kent County Council’s Shared Lives service wants to hear from you. Kent Shared Lives is hosting information meetings explaining how to become a host, a paid role supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health conditions, autism, sensory impairment or…

Kent calls for more adopters

Kent is in need of more adopters and Kent County Council is holding an event on Tuesday, July 11th 2017 so people can hear more about this life-changing decision.   This information event will allow individuals to learn more about adoption and the children who need adoptive families in Kent. There will be a formal presentation…

Kent foster carer awarded MBE

A Kent foster carer who has been named in the Queen’s birthday honours list has described the nomination as a “complete surprise.” Teresa Carpenter, who has been fostering for 19 years with her husband Peter, received a letter after being nominated by one of her foster children. She commented: “I opened the letter a few…

Ofsted confirms Kent County Council delivers good service to children and families

Kent County Council is delivering a ‘good’ service to children and families. Leaders and senior managers have responded purposefully and methodically to service weaknesses, resulting in strengthened services and improved outcomes for children. Twelve Ofsted inspectors spent more than three weeks visiting KCC children’s service centres and meeting staff, parents and children across the county…

Positive future for Wayfarers Care Home

A decision was made by Kent County Council in February 2016 to sell Wayfarers Care Home in Sandwich as a going concern and a purchaser has now been selected. Using the services of a specialist agent who is experienced in selling care homes, multiple offers were received and evaluated by senior staff in Kent County…