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Kent In Brief - 2nd October

In this week's edition...

 

In the News

Communicator & Networker Updates

Events

Training

Consultations

Funding 

Information Library

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Sporting Minds: new mental health project for Thanet 
Following a successful grant from the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner’s Mental Health and Policing Fund Thanet District Council Sports Development service is launching a new pilot project at the end of October called Sporting Minds, aimed at working with young people and adults (aged 16-30) from across Thanet who are suffering from poor mental health.

Thanet cracks down on empty homes
New focus on tackling the area's long term empty homes.

Stoptober! Helping Kent Smokers to Quit
Kent County Council is backing the national Stoptober campaign, supporting smokers to sign up and stub out.
With data showing that 15.2% of Kent residents are smokers, KCC is promoting the Public Health England campaign by reminding residents of the support services available in Kent for those who want to quit.

Kent Road Safety issue figures on the number of seatbelt related fatalities on Kent's roads
Parents are being told to make sure they wear their seatbelts as statistics show four people were killed on Kent's roads last year because they did not belt up.
Figures from Kent County Council (KCC) show four out of the 24 road deaths in Kent last year boiled down to the fact a passenger or driver was not wearing a seatbelt in 2016. 

Paul Carter warns to possible cuts to frontline services at Kent County Council 
The leader of Kent County Council has delivered a stark warning that key frontline services could be cut next year as the authority strives to balance the books. 

Thanet District Council: Number of district councillors could be dropped to 36 from 56 in review
The number of district councillors for Thanet could face a chop of more than a third in its latest review. Thanet District Council has 56 councillors, but this could be dropped by 20 to 36. 

Sources:  Thanet District Council, Kent County Council, Kent Online 

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Meet our new Director of Grants & Impact    

Natalie Smith (1)

After a competitive recruitment process, we are excited to announce that Natalie Smith has been appointed as our new Director of Grants & Impact. Many of you will already know Natalie who has worked for KCF for the past two and a half years in our Grants Team. Her commitment to her role and knowledge of the third sector in Kent makes her well equipped for this new challenge. 

Natalie on her new role; "I’m really looking forward to ensuring the flow of KCF grants out to frontline groups increases and to showing what a difference these grants make to vulnerable and disadvantaged communities across Kent and Medway.”

We hope you will join us in congratulating Natalie on her role within KCF. Meet the rest of the team here.


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Kent Charity Awards

Entries for the 2017/18 Kent Charity Awards are OPEN!

The Kent Charity Awards are free to enter and a great way to showcase your charity or voluntary group and also reward the hard work of your staff and volunteers.  There is also a volunteer and trustee of the year category which has proved to be very popular and for the past two year’s our two winners received a standing ovation at the gala evening.  There are so many people in Kent who work incredibly hard behind the scenes so why not reward them for their hardwork and nominate them for an award 


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Last chance for charities and their supporters to sign up for KM Assault Course 

The KM Assault Course Challenge on October 8 is a fun day out that gives most ages and abilities the chance to get active, get their sweat on, and get a bit mucky in aid of their chosen charity. Teamwork is encouraged to tackle more than 20 tasks including tunnels, rope walk, and tyre wall and prizes will be awarded for best fancy dress.

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Event organiser Dominic Comins of the KM Charity Team said: “Everyone has so much fun taking part in this challenge. You see big smiles all round as friends and families make a splash for their favourite good cause. The beauty of this event is you don’t need a high level of fitness to take part and enjoy yourself; teams can set their own pace.” 

Participants aged 14 and over can join in the fun staged at MY/PT located at Betteshanger Country Park near Deal. 

Book a team of up to six at kmcharitychallenge.co.uk and use the online booking code KMNEWS17 for a £10 discount. 

View a video of last year’s event


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Healthwatch Kent

Have you been discharged from hospital in East Kent recently?

If you, or anyone you know has recently been discharged from hospital in East Kent, then we need to hear from you.

We want to hear about your experience of being discharged from any of the following hospitals:

  • William Harvey in Ashford
  • Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (QEQM) in Margate
  • Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury 

We want to hear about your good stories as well as the not so good.
This is part of a year long project looking at hospital discharge in all part of Kent. We want to talk to patients, their carers and their families about their experience.

We have an online survey which you can complete here
Alternatively, contact us for free on 0808 801 0102 or email info@healthwatchkent.co.uk

If you are from a support group or a voluntary organisation, can we come and talk to your group about their experiences. Let us know on info@healthwatchkent.co.uk 


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Healthwatch Kent

Calling all voluntary organisations

Many of you have been asking us for more information about the Sustainability & Transformation Plan or STP. There are now two events which are aimed purely at the voluntary sector to explore how the sector can work with the STP, not only to influence the plans but also to deliver some of the solutions.

There are two events:

Tuesday Oct 17th 9-1pm Canterbury Cricket Ground

Wednesday Oct 18th 12:30 – 4:15pm Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone

Lunch is being provided. For more information click here


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Merger of Young Kent with Medway Youth Trust

Many of you will know that Young Kent has been in discussion with Medway Youth Trust about the possible merger of the two charities.  On the evening of 21st September 2017 final approval was given by members to allow Young Kent and Medway Youth Trust to amalgamate with effect from 1st October 2017.  

  • With effect from 1st October 2017, the charity has to operate as MY Trust; the legal name will continue to be Medway Youth Trust.  This reflects the geography of the merged organisations.  The Young Kent name and brand will remain as a part of this organisation.

  • Carole Hardy and Rob Marsh, two Young Kent Trustees have agreed to continue their involvement in the Board.  Both bring their expertise and experience not just from Young Kent but also their respective young people’s organisations.

  • Peregrine Massey, Young Kent’s President, the Patrons and Vice Presidents have agreed to continue to support the merged organisation.

  • Changes in the charity’s governing document will be made as special resolutions at the AGM in December to ensure affiliated youth clubs and organisations have entitlement to vote at subsequent annual meetings.

  • The Young Kent office in Hedley Street will remain as an operational base for the charity and for the time being there are no differences in service details or contacts numbers. 

It was also announced that Medway Youth Trust’s CEO, Graham Clewes will be leaving the organisation on 23rd November 2017 and that Simone Miles, currently his Deputy CEO will be the interim CEO at MYT.  Simone has been closely involved in all aspects of the merger planning and her immediate appointment will ensure that momentum that has started will continue apace. 

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Events

 

  

 10-Oct

The Rural Kent Coffee and Information Project, Farningham

 10-Oct

World Mental Health Day

 10-Oct

World Homeless Day

 11-Oct

The Rural Kent Coffee and Information Project, West Hougham

 12-Oct

Mencap's Planning for the Future Seminar, Tonbridge

 13-Oct

The Rural Kent Coffee and Information Project, Hoo

 17-Oct

HeadStart Kent - County Stakeholder Event, Detling

 17-Oct

Kent and Medway voluntary sector health & social care meeting, Canterbury

 18-Oct

Kent and Medway voluntary sector health & social care meeting, Maidstone

 18-Oct

Kent & Medway Funding Fair 2017, Whitstable

 18-Oct

The Rural Kent Coffee and Information Project, Wouldham

   

Please visit the Events section on our website to view our full calendar.

 

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Training

 

 

 12-Oct

 Free Parenting After Separation Workshop, Sittingbourne

 31-Oct

 REVAMP Quality Mark workshop, Dover

 03-Nov

 Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, Chatham

 07-Nov

 Mental Health First Aid, Chatham

 10-Nov

 Safeguarding Children, Chatham

 16-Nov

 REVAMP Quality Mark workshop, Dover

 04-Dec

 Bid Writing: The Basics, London

 04-Dec

 Bid Writing: Advanced, London

   

Please visit the Training section on our website to view further courses. 

  

Platypus

CONTROL R:

Charity digital specialists Platypus Digital are to run free online training in digital marketing for charities. Skills to be covered include:

  • Google Analytics

  • Facebook ads

  • Email marketing

  • Community building

  • Social media

  • How to plan a digital campaign 

Participants will also be able to review a recording of the training. 

The first course starts on 26 October 2017 and registration for Control R is open now. 

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Free Parenting After Separation Workshops

Free Parenting After Separation Workshops

 

12th October

Sittingbourne

Each workshop will run from

10am - 2:30pm

with 1/2hr break

and comfort breaks   

24th October

Maidstone

6th November

Tunbridge Wells

29th November

Dartford

     

Spaces on this free workshop are filling up quickly.

To book a place, please email Karen at contact@kentfms.co.uk


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Consultations

 

 

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

     
Seveoaks DC  

Have your say on the future of Sevenoaks District Local Plan

Residents in the Sevenoaks District are being urged to have their say on a new Local Plan, helping guide what can be built and what should be protected in the District up until 2035.

Closing Date: 5th October

     

To add a questionnaire or consultation to this page please send the details to paula.saunders@kentcan.org

 

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Funding 

 

This year to date we have notified our members of 397 different funding opportunities. To view funding information please subscribe to the members area on our website. 

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Resource Library

Information Library

 

The Kent CAN Members’ Area provides our subscribed members with access to invaluable additional resources and tools, which will help you embrace the challenges of working in today’s voluntary and community sector. 

To access Kent CAN's Library please login to the members area on our website.

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Jobs 

 

 

 Involve

Carers’ Assessment and Support Co-ordinator, Maidstone

Closing Date: 16th October

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Involve

Administrator Vacancy, Maidstone

Closing Date: 11th October

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 KCF100

Grants Administrator, Ashford

Closing Date: 25th October

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KCF100

Funds Manager, Ashford

Closing Date: 25th October

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Please visit the Recruitment section on our website to view further vacancies.