Vision for Kent
The Vision for Kent is our countywide strategy for the social,
economic and environmental wellbeing of Kent’s communities.
The vision is led by the Kent Forum, a
partnership of the councils that provide services to the people of
Kent, but shaped by of representatives from the county's public,
private, voluntary and community sectors.
You can also read the
Equality Impact Assessment of Vision for Kent 2012-2022 (PDF,
Three big ambitions
Vision for Kent 2012-2022 is written around 3 big ambitions for
Grow the economy
This means supporting businesses to be successful, improving
skills and career aspirations, providing apprenticeships and
training opportunities, and improving Kent’s infrastructure to
support business, such as good transport and high-speed
This means a good quality of life for everyone - helping
unemployed people get back into work, encouraging Kent’s young
people to make the most of opportunities to learn and prepare for
their future, and providing choice and quality in health and social
care and housing.
Put the citizen in control
This means involving people in making decisions, working with
them to design services that meet their needs and suit them, and
supporting Kent’s voluntary and community sector to do even more to
improve the lives of people in Kent.
Find out more about the three ambitions on the Kent Forum
Developing Vision for Kent 2012-2022
From June to August 2011, a draft version of the new Vision for
Kent was open for consultation. People and organisations across
Kent were asked to tell us what they thought about the draft and to
make sure that it reflects the priorities of the people of Kent.
793 people and organisations replied and many gave detailed
responses. You can read more about the consultation responses in
Top Level Analysis of Responses (PDF,
Kent Forum has looked in detail at the responses to the
consultation. Using this information, we have revised the draft to
develop the final version of Vision for Kent 2012-2022.