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Make a difference this National Adoption Week

This National Adoption Week (Oct 14-20), Kent County Council (KCC) is highlighting the urgent need to find adoptive families to ensure children get the love and care they need. This year, KCC is focusing on children who due to their needs are more difficult to find families for. The council…

‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign underway in Kent

Kent is supporting the national ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign this World Mental Health Day (10 October) by reminding residents of the support services available across the county. Launched by Public Health England, ‘Every Mind Matters’ is the first national NHS mental health campaign encouraging adults to be more aware of…

Consultation on the future of community wellbeing services

Kent County Council (KCC) is seeking people’s views on the future of community-based wellbeing services for older people, adults living with dementia, physical disabilities or sensory impairments. The council spends £5.9m on these services each year, across 52 voluntary and community organisations. This funds befriending, volunteer-run transport schemes, dementia cafés,…

Beware the unlicensed waste collectors

Op Assist, the multi-agency crackdown on fly-tipping across the county has been recording a number of successes. Over the past few months, officers from local authorities, have been working together with the police and other agencies,  carrying out days of action to deter illegal dumping and identify unlicensed waste collectors.…

Adult safeguarding

Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week – Help us to protect the most vulnerable people in Kent and Medway

This media release was issued on behalf of the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board. From the 7th – 11th October, the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Adults Board is hosting its annual Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week. The Board is urging local communities to join Kent and Medway Councils, Kent Police,…

£49.8million relief road moves a step closer

Plans for a relief road of the A28 through Birchington, Acol and Westgate-on-Sea have received backing from the government and will now move on to the next stage of development. A bid to fund the £49.8 million project was submitted following a request from the government in December for regions to agree their priorities for improving the Major…

‘Hot foam’ trial on highways weed control

KCC Highways is carrying out trials of “hot foam technology” as part of the council’s commitment to look at alternative methods of weed control on the county’s roads and footpaths. Members have expressed concern over the safety of using weed-killer sprays containing glyphosate because of suggestions that the chemical could…

Helping Kent Smokers to ‘Split Up’ with Smoking this Stoptober

With figures at their lowest levels, smokers in Kent are being reminded of ways to help them quit as the national ‘Stoptober’ campaign this year encourages them to ‘end a bad relationship and split up’ with cigarettes. Figures for Kent last year show a decrease down to 15 per cent…

Have your say on the future of Minnis Community Hub  

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched an eight–week consultation about the future of services for older people at Minnis Community Hub. KCC has been exploring the way forward for the day service at Minnis Community Hub and now seeks the views of service users on the future of services that…

Kent County Council hosts ‘Art in Mind’ – an exhibition on mental health  

An exhibition highlighting the therapeutic value of art in managing mental health issues is being held at County Hall, Maidstone this month. The display, entitled ‘Art in Mind’ will see the art gallery next to the Stone Hall filled with drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture and papier-mâché from Monday, September 23,…