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Adult Social Care Roadshow

Adult Social Care Roadshow 2024 - sharing our progress and checking in with you

Sharing our progress and checking in with you

What’s ‘Making a difference every day’?

Following the pandemic in 2022, we looked at how adult social care could enable people to live their best lives. In co-production with people that draw on care and support in Kent, together we created a vision and a five-year strategy that set out our aims up to 2027.

Our shared vision: “Making a positive difference every day, supporting you to live as full and safe a life as possible and make informed choices”

When we developed our plans, people told us what mattered most to them: personalised support and more choice and control over their own lives. Carers told us they would like their voices to be heard and valued too. To find out more, you can read the strategy and summary of what people told us.

Why now?

In June 2024, we’ll be nearly halfway through our plan. We’ve been working hard to get the foundations right to do things differently, but still have more to do.

We’d like to:

  • update you on what’s been achieved since 2022
  • discuss what that means in practice
  • reflect on what’s working well and what needs to work better two years on
  • hear your preferred ways of accessing information and advice
  • identify how we reach underrepresented communities in Kent
  • explore innovations and new possibilities to help people live a full life

Get involved

Come and talk to us at our informal workshop discussions and pop-up stands in community venues over the next couple of months. Initial dates are below but more workshops and locations will be released. Sign up on Eventbrite for your nearest workshop or contact us via the details below. Look out for us at community events hosted by partners too and say hello.

Benefits of attending

As well as having the opportunity to share your views direct with us, our friendly team will be on hand to signpost you to local resources near you that support independence and wellbeing. They’ll share how people’s voices have already influenced what we do and can give you a tour of our technology and digital support offer.

Bookable workshops*

23 May 2024

1pm-3pm

Shears Green Community Centre, Westcott Avenue

Northfleet, DA11 7HP

Sign up here

24 May 2024

11am-1pm

Folkestone Sports Centre, Radnor Park Avenue,

Folkestone, CT19 5HX

Sign up here

31 May 2024

1.30pm-3.30pm

Age UK, 3 Park Street,

Deal, CT14 6AG

Sign up here

 

04 June 2024

1.30pm-3.30pm

Bat and Ball Centre, Cramptons Road, off Otford Road, Sevenoaks, TN14 5DN

Sign up here

05 June 2024

1pm-3pm

 

Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HH

Sign up here

18 June 2024

11am-1pm

The Coachworks, Dover Place,

Ashford, TN23 1HU

Sign up here

 

19 June 2024

11am-1pm

Millmead Hall, Millmead Road,

Margate, CT9 3QR

 

Sign up here

20 June 2024

11am-1pm

Sheppey Healthy Living Centre, Off the Broadway,

Sheerness, ME12 1HH

Sign up here

 

Can’t join any of these? Join us at one of the events below if you’re in the area

 

Information pop-up stands at community events

Friday 31 May 2024

 

Over 55’s Advice and Information Fair

The Victory Academy, 11 Coney Mews Magpie Hall Road,

Chatham ME4 5JB

Monday 10 June 2024

Involve Kent Forum

Ditton Community Centre, Kilnbarn Road, Aylesford ME20 6AH

 

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Carer Connection Day

Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, 

Margate, CT9 1HG

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Carer Connection Day

Westgate Hall, 1 Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Eat Well, Spend Less roadshow

St Mildred’s Church, Church Road, Tenterden,TN30 6AT 

 

Saturday 15 June 2024

Festability

Quex Park, Park Lane, 

Birchington CT7 0BH

 

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Carers – The Big Step Out

Mote Park, Mote Avenue, 

Maidstone ME15 7SU

 

If you are hosting a community event soon and would like us to attend, please get in touch

 

 

*More dates and locations to be released soon. Subject to change depending on demand.

Booking your place

If you access care and support yourself, are a carer or are interested in finding out on behalf of someone else, you’re encouraged to join our local discussions by registering on the Eventbrite links above.

Or contact us via makingadifference@kent.gov.uk. If you’d prefer to phone us, call 03000 413 998. Let us know if you have any specific needs or requirements. If you can’t come and meet us in person, please take a few minutes to answer the questions online on Let’s Talk Kent – our public engagement platform.

  *Please note this is an informal engagement opportunity and not a public consultation. For current public consultations visit the consultation section of Let’s Talk Kent

Useful Contacts and Information

Whether you've just heard about social care and want to find out more or have you own experience of social care to share - we want to hear from you.

We're looking for people from all walks of life, communities and backgrounds in Kent to get involved.

How much or how little is up to you:

  • Receive our newsletter
  • Join our discussions
  • Be part of our projects
  • Shape the future of social care.

Join the network today!

The local account ‘Here for you, how did we do?’ describes the achievements, improvements and challenges in adult social care in Kent. In our tenth edition, which reports from September 2020 to December 2022

This year, we are highlighting the hard work of our teams and the resilience of our partners and communities, renewing our commitment to celebrating diversity and equality in Adult Social Care and encouraging involvement in shaping our services.

Last updated: 10/05/2024