Kent Homeless Connect consultation opens

Views are being sought on Kent County Council’s (KCC) proposal to end funding for the Kent Homeless Connect (KHC) service when the current contract ends. Following the approval of the council’s budget in February, it was proposed that, to meet the ongoing severe financial challenges the council is facing it could stop funding the discretionary…

A warm welcome awaits Ukrainian Refugees

KCC is actively working with partners to provide immediate support and assistance when the first Ukrainians arrive in Kent and ensure they receive the warmest welcome to the county and all the support they need to settle safely into our communities. Latest data from Government tells us there are currently 1,165 Ukrainian individuals matched with…

Providing support for Ukrainians in crisis

Everyone is horrified by indefensible invasion of Ukraine and there are now a number of ways people in Kent can help from opening up your home to a refugee to donating money to help support an effective humanitarian response to the crisis. More than four million people in Ukraine are expected to be displaced as…

Help the NHS help others by returning unwanted mobility equipment

People with mobility equipment they no longer need are being urged to return it to new, dedicated drop-off points at hospitals in Ashford, Canterbury and Margate. This includes NHS or council-loaned equipment such as crutches, commodes, walking frames, raised toilet seats, shower chairs, free-standing toilet frames, perching stools, chair raisers, kitchen trolleys and wheeled walkers.…

National award for Virtual School Kent

KCC’s Virtual School Kent (VSK) has become the first virtual school to be awarded the National Nurturing Virtual School Programme Award. The NurtureUK award follows the school’s completion of the National Nurturing Schools Programme and recognises the high-quality whole school nurturing approach. VSK provides co-ordinated educational services to support both children and professionals, promoting the…