Kent County Council plans to give food vouchers to eligible families this Christmas

Kent County Council is developing proposals to provide food vouchers to the families of children who are eligible to receive benefits-related Free School Meals ahead of the December school holidays. The scheme would be part of a wider range of measures to help the lowest income households with food and fuel costs over winter. Following…

Help to Care mobile app shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Awards

HelpToCare, an app created in Kent has been shortlisted for the System Led Support for Carers Award at the 2020 Health Service Journal Awards, recognising its outstanding contribution to healthcare. Commissioned by the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) the app has been shortlisted despite tough competition from over 1000 entries. The project…

New Testing Site Opened in Margate

A new drive-through and walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Dreamland Car Park, in Margate, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high…