‘Amazing kindness’ helping drivers on M20 in Kent

Multi-agency efforts to provide people caught up in the cross-Channel traffic disruption in Kent with food, water and facilities is continuing over the Christmas period. On the M20, Kent County Council, with the help of Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) partners and organisations including the Salvation Army, aid agency Khalsa Aid and South East Water, continues…

Kent Resilience Forum statement on traffic disruption

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) agencies continue to work closely with central government to manage the ongoing traffic disruption in the county. The priority of all partners, including Kent Police, Kent County Council and Highways England, and the Department for Transport, is to keep people safe and look after those who are stuck in queues as…

New Strategic Recovery Fund launched for the voluntary sector

A new £180k fund has been launched to help voluntary organisations in Kent adapt to the new normal post Covid-19. The Strategic Recovery Fund is being administered by Kent Community Foundation on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC) and offers grants of between £5k and £10k to support voluntary organisations to develop and adapt their…

Statement regarding asymptomatic testing in schools

KCC welcomes the government announcement that targeted asymptomatic testing is being offered to secondary schools in Kent before Christmas.  Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council said:  “Schools have worked hard to provide high quality education to school children throughout the pandemic and we remain concerned about the high and increasing case numbers in Kent…

KCC Leader announces “we can now safely resume receiving new unaccompanied asylum-seeking children into the County council’s care”

Kent County Council (KCC) Leader, Roger Gough, and Cabinet Member for Integrated Children’s Services, Sue Chandler have announced that as at 9.00am today (7 December) KCC resumed receiving new arrivals of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) into the council’s care with a warning that a long term solution still needs to be implemented to avoid overwhelming…

Help to Care mobile app shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Awards

HelpToCare, an app created in Kent has been shortlisted for the System Led Support for Carers Award at the 2020 Health Service Journal Awards, recognising its outstanding contribution to healthcare. Commissioned by the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) the app has been shortlisted despite tough competition from over 1000 entries. The project…