We manage many community services. Full details can be found in our Social Impact Report.
We launched a new programme in primary schools in Sevenoaks to support year six children to move to secondary school, equipping them with the knowledge and resilience to manage this life change in a positive way.
We set up a new Sevenoaks District Youth Assembly, a youth forum to discuss issues and make positive change in the area they live.
Edenbridge Youth Forum members achieved an accreditation from a national awarding body for their work on their WW1 Centenary Project.
We developed a new programme called CookHOUSE, which supports 11-19-year olds to come together to cook meals, which they sit and eat family-style. The programme gives participants the opportunity to learn about food hygiene, the nutritional makeup of a balanced meal and how to build a recipe from scratch.
Training and employment
We offer support to those looking to return to work and wanting to get better paid work. It covers CV writing, interview skills, internet job search, on line applications and accessing work experience. We also offer apprenticeships, careers advice and a range of training courses. In 2019 we helped 83 people get into training or employment.
Kent Support and Assistance Service
Working with Kent County Council (KCC) we support clients in crisis across Kent by providing essential household items that allow people to remain in their home and work through a period of short-term crisis.
We offer furniture, household items, white goods, carpets and basic household equipment to clients assessed by KCC as being in crisis.
In 2019, 974 households were helped by the KSAS service.