Kent County Council hosts Art Ability exhibition

More than 70 talented artists will have their colourful creations hosted by Kent County Council next month. The exhibition, entitled Art Ability, will see residents supported by the council’s learning disability services invited to County Hall in Maidstone to display and sell their unique artwork. Paintings, sculpture and photography will be among items included, as…

Take Action on Dementia

Dementia Action Week runs from May 21-27 and Kent County Council (KCC) is urging residents to do their part to help people with the condition. Whether it’s reaching out to someone with dementia or rallying your town or village to make local facilities more accessible, every action makes a difference to the 21,000 people in…

KCC thanks its social workers

Kent County Council (KCC) social workers are joining colleagues across the world to celebrate World Social Work Day today (Tuesday, March 20). KCC recognises the contribution staff have made to their community and wants them to know their hard work and dedication is recognised. This was particularly notable during the recent cold snap when colleagues…

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…

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…