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 conditions, autism, sensory impairment or…

KCC welcomes extra funding for social care services

An extra £26 million has been given to Kent County Council’s social care services in the Chancellor’s spring budget. The government announced a £2 billion cash injection for care over the next three years – of which Kent County Council will get an additional £26 million in 2017/18. Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter said:…

KCC Leader reacts to today’s Spending Review

Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter has responded to today’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review. He said: “As always the devil is in the detail. I’m cautiously optimistic that it’s better than we’ve been anticipating. “Until we get the final settlement on December 17 we really don’t know what situation we’re in. “We’ll be lobbying hard…