New Bereavement Services Launch in Kent

Two new services providing support to people who have been bereaved are being launched in Kent. The first – led by CHUMS Social Enterprise CIC – will deliver specialist bereavement support to those from pre-school age (three-and-a-half years-old) to 25-years-old who are experiencing complex grief. A second service – also commissioned by Kent County Council…

Free bus travel and leisure centre discounts as Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People summer programme launched

Children and young people in Kent will be given free bus travel and offered discounted leisure centre passes as businesses, organisations and members of the community unite with Kent County Council to launch a programme of fun activities and learning opportunities for the school summer holidays. The summer activities are part of Reconnect: Kent Children…

Affordable kit to help you get fit

Improving your wellbeing just became more affordable thanks to Everyday Active, a new initiative encouraging greater physical activity for Kent residents. Everyday Active is a campaign from the Kent and Medway Active Partnership – Kent Sport – which has teamed up with the Heart of Kent Hospice. For residents who would like to be a…

‘Lower My Drinking’ Support in Kent

Concerns that increasing numbers of people are drinking alcohol at levels that can seriously harm their short and long-term health, are leading to calls encouraging residents to take urgent steps to check how much they’re consuming. Estimates show the majority of people (75%) drink sensibly and in safe limits but in Kent, approximately 295,000 people are…

Kent County Council commits £10m to Reconnect programme to provide opportunities for children and young people following COVID-19 pandemic

Kent County Council has today committed £10m to its Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People Programme, an initiative that aims to recognise the selfless contribution the younger generation has made to help keep the county’s residents as safe as possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help them reconnect with aspects of their lives that…