Don’t just take our word for it – read real-life stories of people who have moved to Kent.


GP Mo Sohail first came to Margate in December 2003 as a locum doctor in A&E at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital.

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A love of art, culture and entertainment attracted 34-year-old dietitian David Lee to move to Kent in 2017.

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Yvette Kusel arrived in east Kent in November 2014 – via Australia, Japan, Germany and London. The clinical psychologist for older people decided…

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The arrival of child number six in a tiny Greenwich house was the prompt for Sonja Bigg and husband Jules to decide on a move to Kent.

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Susan Ashmore, 50, a practice development lead in Early Help for Kent County Council, made the move to east Kent when her daughter was at primary school.

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Vanessa Purday flew more than 9,000 miles to be interviewed for the role of Consultant anaesthetist with the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT).

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Fared Akordi moved to beautiful east Kent from Libya after training as a physiotherapist. He now works at Deal Hospital for Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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It was the opportunity for a change of career that brought Nicky Spencer and her partner Josh Morgan to East Kent from Dorset in June 2014.

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Daniel moved to London from his native Romania seven years ago to work in the London Borough of Greenwich. He’s now a Team Leader in children’s services for Kent County Council and loving life in east Kent!

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Ian Setchfield served 13 years in the RAF as a Sergeant in the Critical Care Air Support Team –retrieving and transporting critically ill servicemen and women around the world.

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Lucy Tyrrell moved to Kent from Northamptonshire to study for her BSc Hons in Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich and got so hooked she never went back.

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