Can you help a lonely person for Loneliness Awareness Week? 

Kent County Council (KCC) is supporting Loneliness Awareness Week (15 – 19 June), a national awareness raising campaign hosted by The Marmalade Trust and is calling on residents to help ease loneliness and isolation in Kent communities. Problems relating to social isolation and loneliness have never been more relevant than during the current COVID-19 pandemic.…

Leader welcomes government commitment to ease immediate child migrant crisis in Kent.

A government commitment to increase funding and support for the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in Kent has been welcomed by Kent County Council (KCC) Leader, Roger Gough although several long-term issues still require resolution. Mr. Gough’s direct appeals to central government for intervention have resulted in a personal commitment from Chris Philp MP,…

Council Leader calls on Home Secretary to intervene to stop unaccompanied children crisis engulfing Children’s Services in Kent

Kent County Council (KCC) Leader, Roger Gough has written to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel this morning seeking “immediate help with resolving the crisis that is engulfing services for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC)” outlined as “a burden currently being borne almost exclusively by Kent County Council”. After trying for some time without success to work…

Your community needs you – Kent County Council recruitment drive for social care professionals.

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a recruitment drive for social care professionals to support the council’s ongoing response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Professionals who have recently been re-registered by Social Work England or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are being encouraged to join the team to help the Adult Social Care service support…

Use your common sense plea as the sun comes out

Kent residents are being reminded to avoid unnecessary travel to coastal areas and other popular open spaces this weekend as efforts continue to curb the spread of Covid-19. With the weather set to be glorious, members of the Kent Resilience Forum including the five coastal authorities Canterbury City Council, Dover District Council, Folkestone and Hythe…