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…

Families reminded to register all eligible children and young people for Free School Meals ahead of the May half-term holidays

Parents and carers whose children may be eligible to receive Free School Meals due to the family’s financial circumstances are being urged to apply for them ahead of the upcoming May school holidays, even if their child is in Years R, 1 or 2. The Government announced this month that it was extending its grant…