16 Days of Action: End Domestic Abuse Campaign Launched in Kent

Kent residents, community groups and businesses are urged to join the new ‘Take Action: End Domestic Abuse’ campaign during the worldwide 16 days of Action. The campaign is part of Kent County Council’s wider ‘Know, See, Speak Out’ awareness-raising initiative and starts on 25 November (White Ribbon Day), ending on 10 December 2022 (Human Rights…

Another national award win for KCC videophone project

The council’s commissioned digital care programme project ‘Kara’ has won another award at the Health Tech Digital Awards (1 August) coming first in the “Best COVID-19 Solution for Safeguarding the Vulnerable” category. In March 2020, KCC commissioned healthcare transformation consultancy Rethink Partners and pioneers of virtual care Alcove to launch a programme to deliver up…

Net zero, skills, community and change at heart of KCC vision

Plans to support greener transport, digital connectivity, job opportunities and sustainable infrastructure are among a raft of actions set out in Kent County Council’s (KCC) new vision for the future. Focused on Levelling Up, Infrastructure, Environment and Care and Support, the new four-year Strategic Statement ‘Framing Kent’s Future’ also includes ambitions to improve the lives…

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…

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.…