KCC welcomes the landmark Domestic Abuse Act

Kent County Council (KCC) has welcomed the government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Act which gives victims and survivors of domestic abuse and their children greater protections under law. The new Act means that councils across England will have the legal duty to support adults and victims fleeing their homes in safe accommodation and supports access to…

Domestic abuse is everybody’s business – council supports awareness raising campaign

Kent County Council (KCC) is supporting a new urgent campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and how to find help and support. In response to unprecedented challenges faced by domestic abuse services during the Covid-19 pandemic, KCC commissioned the Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS) partnership, which consists of Clarion Housing Group, Look Ahead,…

Consultation on the future of community wellbeing services

Kent County Council (KCC) is seeking people’s views on the future of community-based wellbeing services for older people, adults living with dementia, physical disabilities or sensory impairments. The council spends £5.9m on these services each year, across 52 voluntary and community organisations. This funds befriending, volunteer-run transport schemes, dementia cafés, support services for people with…

Adult safeguarding

Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week – Help us to protect the most vulnerable people in Kent and Medway

This media release was issued on behalf of the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board. From the 7th – 11th October, the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board is hosting its annual Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week. The Board is urging local communities to join Kent and Medway Councils, Kent Police, local NHS services, charities and…

Have your say on the future of Minnis Community Hub  

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched an eight–week consultation about the future of services for older people at Minnis Community Hub. KCC has been exploring the way forward for the day service at Minnis Community Hub and now seeks the views of service users on the future of services that are delivered at the centre.…

Kent County Council hosts ‘Art in Mind’ – an exhibition on mental health  

An exhibition highlighting the therapeutic value of art in managing mental health issues is being held at County Hall, Maidstone this month. The display, entitled ‘Art in Mind’ will see the art gallery next to the Stone Hall filled with drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and papier-mâché from Monday, September 23, until October 11. Organisations taking…