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Kent receives extra £26million for social care budget but 'gap still remains' says KCC leader

Contributed by editor on Mar 22, 2017 - 11:50 AM

An extra £26 million has been given to Kent County Council’s social care services in the Chancellor’s spring budget.

Kent heating company warning over 'killer' gas appliances

Contributed by editor on Aug 27, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Kent-based Swale Heating is throwing its support behind Gas Safety Week (September 14 – 20) to remind home-owners of the potentially deadly consequences of having badly fitted and serviced gas appliances.

Staff at Shepway District Council become Dementia Friends

Contributed by editor on Jul 20, 2015 - 01:40 PM


Sixty three members of staff at Shepway District Council have so far signed up to be Dementia Friends following Dementia Awareness training.

Kent rural charity offers ten top tips for people using heating oil

Contributed by editor on Aug 19, 2014 - 04:25 PM


Heating oil users are being urged to follow ten top tips by rural charity, Action with Communities in Rural Kent (ACRK) ahead of the annual ‘buy early’ campaign.

Gold design award for Folkestone Dementia suite

Contributed by editor on Apr 28, 2014 - 07:55 AM

A specialist dementia suite at a KCC care home has won a ‘gold award’ for its dementia friendly design.

Alzheimer help is on hand in Hawkinge

Contributed by editor on Dec 10, 2013 - 08:45 AM

Hawkinge Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Tony and Mrs Anne Hutt visited the Alzheimer's Society day support centre in the Hawkinge House Care Home last week.

Kent County Council busts myths around fostering

Contributed by editor on Nov 26, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Kent County Council fears myths about who can foster are putting people off applying for this rewarding role.

Kent invests extra £1million to help rebuild lives

Contributed by editor on Oct 13, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Kent County Council (KCC) has invested an extra £1million in enablement services to support people in their own homes when they are affected by trauma, illness and old age.

£12million investment to make Dover and Thanet homes warm and cut heating bills across Kent

Contributed by editor on Mar 27, 2013 - 09:25 AM

Selected Dover and Thanet homes together with others in the west of the county are in line for warmers homes and lower energy bills.

Folkestone and Hythe residents warned over looming deadline for reclaiming care home fees

Contributed by editor on Mar 05, 2013 - 10:45 AM

The deadline for reclaiming care home fees is fast approaching so anyone in Shepway who believes they may be eligible must act soon to avoid missing out, warns law firm Furley Page.

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