New multi-million fund unveiled to help most in need

A further £10million of emergency funding is being rolled out to continue helping Kent’s most vulnerable households and businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, Kent County Council has announced. The Helping Hands Scheme includes a raft of support – ranging from assisting just-managing families with heating bills and helping struggling firms stay afloat, to tackling…

Kent secures funding to support asylum-seeking care leavers

Kent County Council (KCC) has secured £407,000 of Government funding for a new initiative to support asylum-seeking care leavers in Canterbury and Medway. The project has seen the creation of a multidisciplinary team to help young people live independently, integrate into their local communities, support their physical and mental wellbeing and reduce antisocial behaviour. The…

KCC thanks its social workers

Kent County Council (KCC) social workers are joining colleagues across the world to celebrate World Social Work Day today (Tuesday, March 20). KCC recognises the contribution staff have made to their community and wants them to know their hard work and dedication is recognised. This was particularly notable during the recent cold snap when colleagues…