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Kent In Brief - 30th October

The VCS Newsletter



Regional allocation of adult social care winter funding 
Local authorities in England will receive a share of a £240 million fund to help local areas ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Kent County Council want technology to stop the elderly feeling isolated
Vulnerable adults are being encouraged to turn on electronic devices to connect to others but experts in Kent claim this is not enough.

Homelessness support workers in Thanet blame Universal Credit for a huge rise in referrals  
The district council has had to increase its homelessness budget by £750,000 this financial year after it overspent by £674,057 last year.

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

Sources: Department of Health and Social Care, KentOnline,Kent Live, Charity Commission


What's On

07 Nov Use Twitter and Instagram Effectively, Ashford

07 Nov Use LinkedIn as a Business Tool, Ashford

13 Nov Social Media Training, Whitstable

17 Nov Christmas Fayre for Martha Trust, Sandwich

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


Fundraising Workshop
There are still places available on KM Charity Team's Grant Fundraising Training workshop on 6th November 2018
Aimed at the voluntary sector, this course is perfect for people who are new to grant funding.
KM Charity Team has had great success in applying for grant funding, and we will be sharing our tips for success. 
The workshop runs from 9am - 1pm which includes lunch. 
The cost for charities and voluntary organisations is £60. 
To book visit:


Suicide Prevention Training
Free suicide prevention training is now available for anyone within Kent and Medway who would like to access it.
This training is fully funded by the Kent and Medway STP, Medway Council and Kent County Council, and is available free of charge. The training is being delivered by Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind and places can be booked via their website



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

KCC Libraries, Registration and Archives – Future Service Strategy 
The key aims of the consultative process are to inform the future LRA strategy for the next five years. This will allow the Authority to get a view from existing customers, the wider people of Kent, staff, communities and other stakeholders to shape the final strategy

Closing date: 29th November


Have your say about the future of health services in East Kent?
If you live in East Kent you will no doubt be aware of the ongoing conversations about how to improve health services and met the needs of the whole East Kent population.
Eight public meetings are now being planned to continue these conversations with the public.   



Senior Administrator, Whitstable
Closing date: 1st November

Specialist Supporter Autism
Closing date: 2nd November

Museum administrator, Herne Bay
Closing date: 25th November