Early years toolkit wins award

Kent County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service has scooped a nationally recognised Nursery World Award for one of its innovative products, Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning (EFICL) Toolkit. The EFICL Toolkit includes many resources to support Early Years providers and Children’s Centres to work more closely with families to improve and enhance their…

Recruitment crisis in foster care

Kent County Council needs 200 new foster homes as the demand for carers is reaching crisis point. Without more carers, it is difficult to provide the stable, permanent homes which can make a crucial difference to the future of a vulnerable young person. The issue is a national one with more than 9000 more foster…

Nominate now for Dementia Friendly Awards

Has a business or an individual you know made life better for people living with dementia? Nominate them now for the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards. These awards are a chance to recognise the work going on across the county by organisations, projects and people to make Kent more dementia friendly. There are eight categories in…

Could you be a Shared Lives Host?

More Shared Lives hosts are needed to open their homes to support adults across Kent and make a real difference to their lives. Being a host is a really rewarding job supporting people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health conditions, autism, dementia or older people to live independently in the community. Kent County Council…