Category: Health

  • Delighted to be short listed for councillor achievement award

    So delighted to have been short listed as the only district Councillor for the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Councillor Achievement award for Health and Care. This award proves that District Councils, with our place-making tools (Housing, Planning, Environmental Health, Licensing, Leisure, Community Safety, Economic Development etc) can shape environments with a health in all…

  • SDC makes the global stage at World Health Organisation Conference

    I was delighted to attend the World Health Organisation’s Healthy Cities Conference this year. Meeting over 500 delegates from all around the world and discussing how we all face similar health challenges and responses to them was really stimulating. I hope to bring some new ideas back to Sevenoaks to further improve the lives of…

  • District councils need a place at the STP planning table

  • SDC receives trailblazer funding to keep tackling homelessness

    Sevenoaks District Council was the only single district council to receive nearly £100,000 from the Prime Minister’s new trailblazer funding to help prevent homelessness.

  • Are district councils the key to unlocking hospital bed blocking?

  • Get into gear with more free cycle rides

    Residents and visitors wishing to have fun and get fit for free can now do so with cycle rides offered by Sevenoaks District Council. The Council has organised professionally led cycle rides which this year will take in Knole Park and Brands Hatch and are open to people of all abilities.

  • Health needs of children

    NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is developing a Children and Young People’s Strategic Commissioning Plan in order to identify priorities for developing children and young people’s services over the next five years.  The CCG has identified some priorities for development and now want to test these with parents and carers of children and…

  • Dementia Helpline: 0800 500 3014

    Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to pass details of the Helpline on to people you know who are affected by Dementia? Some examples of who we have helped this month A Son called concerned about Mum, she is the main carer for Dad and is finding it hard to manage. She has…

  • Ageing well in the Sevenoaks District

    Healthy ageing in west Kent – your local guide’ is a new booklet with tips on staying well, aimed at people aged 70-plus in west Kent.  It is a companion booklet to ‘A practical guide to healthy ageing’, produced by NHS England with Age UK. Click here to download the booklet: The easy-to-read booklet…