Consultation on Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy

A consultation on a strategy to tackle domestic abuse has been launched today. The Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Strategy sets out a three-year plan to bring local authorities, Police, Probation, NHS providers and others together to prevent and reduce domestic abuse across communities and ensure that when people experience abuse, they can access the…

KCC funds Short Breaks summer activity programme

With the summer holidays just around the corner, Kent County Council (KCC) has a range of inclusive activities to keep children entertained and active over the summer break. Alongside a full schedule of events run by children’s centres, youth hubs, libraries and country parks, KCC’s Disabled Children’s Services is subsidising a range of activities as…

Blue badge cheat faces £750 bill after Counter Fraud Team prosecution

Kent County Council’s Counter Fraud Team has secured its first prosecution as it cracks down on blue badge misuse in the county. Laura Halford, of Watling Street, Dartford, appeared before magistrates where she admitted fraudulently using her grandmother’s blue badge to park in disabled parking spaces. The 31-year-old was handed a three-year conditional discharge and…

KCC unveils new changing place at County Hall

New changing and toilet facilities to help people with disabilities have been unveiled at County Hall in Maidstone. More than 250,000 people in Kent have a disability which limits their day-to-day activities. Graham Gibbens, KCC’s cabinet member for adult social care and public health said: “I am really delighted a changing places facility is now…