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October Stories from North and East Kent


This month, Sophie Mackenzie returned to Friendly Faces of Kent’s coffee mornings in Teynham, Sheerness, and Sittingbourne. She also attended a drop-in session at Faversham Umbrella, and she attended a coffee afternoon in Hackington. Sophie assisted Swale residents with their digital queries and helped them with questions they had about their devices. 

Sophie was also invited along to offer digital skills support at an Afternoon Tea session in Boughton-under-Blean. This was a great event with a fantastic singer and lots of yummy sandwiches and cakes.


Sophie continued to run drop-in sessions at Canterbury library throughout October. These sessions are still well attended, and Sophie provides ongoing support to Canterbury residents who regularly attend twice a month.


Jake Huggett and Sophie Mackenzie attended Pinnock’s at St. Thomas’s Almshouses in Gravesend. The session was run as a device drop-in session for residents. They helped residents with emails, WhatsApp, online websites, referrals for further support and much more. We will continue to work in collaboration with Pinnock’s and looking to run courses with the residents in the future.

Jake Huggett went along to a dance group in partnership with Fitness with Friends who offer dance classes across North Kent. This group met in Instead Rise and Jake provided a presentation after the group finished their routine about with Digital Kent do and how we can help them as residents. The group were keen to know more about internet safety as well as digital skills support so further intervention will be made.

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