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Make a difference with Shared Lives

Can you open your home and heart to an adult who needs your support? If so, Kent County Council’s Shared Lives service wants to hear from you. Kent Shared Lives is hosting information meetings explaining how to become a host, a paid role supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health…

Work begins on Ashford International platforms for new trains

Work has begun to prepare Ashford International’s high-speed platforms for new trains which will safeguard direct high-speed international services from Ashford. Network Rail is already installing new signalling equipment to allow Eurostar’s e320 trains – and potentially any other operator’s next generation high speed trains – to access the station.…

HeadStart youngsters speak at conference with Kate Middleton as guest

Young people from Kent have spoken at a national mental health conference where Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was among the special guests. Five young people and senior management from the HeadStart Kent programme were invited to the ‘Improving young people’s mental resilience and wellbeing: Learning from HeadStart’ conference in…

Improving Access to Tonbridge Station Revised Design

In December 2016, Kent County Council (KCC) carried out a consultation on a design to improve access to Tonbridge Station. Using feedback from that consultation, KCC has now revised the design on which they are now seeking views. Tonbridge station is the busiest station in Kent with over 4.4 million customers expected…

KCC continues to protect frontline services

Kent County Council is approaching the start of another financial year facing an immense challenge in setting the council’s budget. In the coming financial year, KCC has a budget gap of £113 million out of the council’s net budget of approximately £1 billion. Savings of £53 million are needed as…

Kent Adult Education nominated for national award to be presented by celebrity host

Kent Adult Education (KAE) has been nominated for a prestigious national award in recognition of the fantastic opportunities it offers thousands of adults across the county. The organisation is up against seven others in the ‘Adult and Community Learning Provider of the Year’ category in the TES (formally Times Educational…

KEiBA 2018: Enter the most prestigious business awards in Kent

Great staff morale and a top notch profile are part of the prize package for companies which enter the most prestigious business awards in Kent. That was the message from past winners to more than 150 people gathered at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge for the launch of KEiBA 2018. The…

Nursery children spend 1,000 hours making the world a better place

Children at a Maidstone nursery have devoted 1,000 hours to improving the environment and making the world around them a better place. Youngsters at Smarties Nursery transformed plastic bottles into plant holders, created an upcycled home for a toy owl and enjoyed stories as part of a challenge designed to…

Join Dry January and find support from Kent’s frontline staff

As Dry January gets underway, special training is helping Kent’s frontline staff to identify and support people who may have an alcohol dependency. The sessions for professional workers, including probation officers, job centre staff, careers advisors and social workers, are just one of the many support services available from Kent…

Girl, seven, collects presents for children who ‘won’t be with their mummies and daddies’ this Christmas

A seven-year-old girl who longed to give presents to children who ‘won’t be with their mummies and daddies’ this Christmas has collected almost 800 gifts – with a little help from some special people. Lilly Osborne, who lives near Borough Green, came up with the heart-warming idea after enduring a…