Help get carers connected to their communities

This carers week (June 10th to 16th), Kent County Council is urging everyone to support carers in getting the practical, financial and emotional help they need. A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member who has a disability, mental or physical illness, substance misuse problems or needs extra help…

KCC supports music festival for people with disabilities

Kent County Council has pledged £2,000 to support an accessible festival for people with disabilities. Festability returns to Birchington on May 11, after last year’s successful launch attracted 1,700 people to Quex Park. It was created by parents of disabled children who wanted to give people with disabilities the chance to enjoy the excitement and…

Blue badge cheat faces £750 bill after Counter Fraud Team prosecution

Kent County Council’s Counter Fraud Team has secured its first prosecution as it cracks down on blue badge misuse in the county. Laura Halford, of Watling Street, Dartford, appeared before magistrates where she admitted fraudulently using her grandmother’s blue badge to park in disabled parking spaces. The 31-year-old was handed a three-year conditional discharge and…