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Kent In Brief - 16th October

The VCS Newsletter



Brand new multi-agency project: RISE, launches to support rough sleepers in Thanet 
The Thanet RISE project is a multi-agency partnership between Porchlight, Thanet District Council, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust and the Forward Trust. The project also involves the Thanet Winter Shelter, Salvation Army and Paramount Independent Property Services.

Quality volunteering is making a big difference 
The importance of volunteers across the county was emphasised at an event where the efforts of KCC’s Early Help and Preventative Services (EHPS) were praised

Everyday Active event launched in Kent 
A special event has been held, bringing together organisations from across Kent and Medway to encourage more people to become regularly active and benefit their long-term health.

Charity Digital Code to launch in one month 
The Code sets out principles and best practice for large and small charities using digital, to help them increase impact, develop skills and improve sustainability.

Ensuring charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society 
Charity Commission unveils its purpose as part of new Statement of Strategic Intent

Public events to explore potential options for changes to hospital and local care services in east Kent
Eight public events between 30th October and 20th November 

Sources: Thanet District Council, Kent County Council, UK Fundraising, The Charity Commission, East Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups 

What's On

31 Oct Rural Kent Coffee & Information Project, Vigo

06 Nov Rural Kent Coffee and Information Project, Kilndown

07 Nov Use Instagram and Twitter Effectively, Ashford

07 Nov Use LinkedIn as a Business Tool, Ashford

08 Nov Rural Kent Coffee & Information Project Hodsoll Street

13 Nov HeadStart Kent Community Event, Folkestone

17 Nov Christmas Fayre for Martha Trust, Sandwich

21 Nov Kent Community Foundation Funding Fair, Ashford

22 Nov Understand Google Analytics, Ashford

27 Nov Press Release Training, Whitstable

30 Nov Think Outside the Box, Faversham

04 Dec Get The Most Out of Facebook, Margate

Check out what's on in your local area



This is your opportunity to influence decisions and to have your say on a range of topics:

Integrated Care Providers Contract 
NHS England has recently launched a consultation on the contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) and is seeking views from stakeholders and the public.  The consultation explains what the draft ICP Contract is, why it is useful and what it would mean for patients and the NHS.
Full details of the consultation including easy read and accessible versions, can be found on the NHS England website. 
Closing date: 26th October