14th March - Social Prescribing Day

RBLI, Tempo Time Credits and Involving Medway are hosting a Social Prescribing Day with various organisations from your local community! Come and get practical support for your health and wellbeing!

10am to 3pm on 14th March at The Pentagon Centre, Chatham, ME4 4HY

  • Interactive craft workshop - come and find out how creativity can improve well being and how you can get involved
  • Meet the Singers fighting neurological conditions through music and sport
  • Benefits support
  • Employability advice from professional consultants for those with health conditions
  • Mental Health support from leading charities
  • Courses/learning/adult education
  • Exercise referrals/smoking cessation and diet advice

Speak to your job coach about booking an appointment with these organisations or just drop in!

Blue hands and a variety of logos from supporting groups RBLI Job Centre Plus Red Zebra Involving Medway Tempo Community Fund European Union Aspirations Lets get working

Macmillan Caner Support Invitation

Cancer support document

Have you been diagnosed with cancer?

Do you want to know more about information and support to help you move on? We can help you to support your health & wellbeing and build strength at our Cancer Information and Wellbeing Sessions:

Monday 18 March, 3.30 to 5.30, Sheerness

Wednesday 1 May, Chattenden

Monday 10 June, Sittingbourne

Saturday 20 July, Medway Hospital


Invitation to Community Services Review Public Engagement

Improving Adult Community Health Services in Medway – Public Engagement Autumn 2018

Over the last year Medway Clinical Commissioning Group has been working with local people, patients, clinical staff and Medway Council to see how we can improve adult community health services to keep people well and cared for closer to home.

This autumn we are carrying out a programme of public engagement looking at our proposals for these services and the changes we are planning to make.

The engagement will run from September 3rdto October 26th 2018. We will publish a document summarising our proposals together with background materials, run a survey and hold a series of meetings, focus groups and discussions.

Adult community health services are provided in community settings, including in people’s homes. Our aim is to reconfigure these services so that they are less fragmented and more joined-up, so that more of them are provided closer to people’s homes and with improved access hours.

We will be holding three public meetings to discuss our proposals and you are warmly invited to attend one of these. Please register your interest at the links provided.

Thursday 20th September, 18:30 – 20:30 (18:00 registration), Priestfield Stadium, Redfern Avenue, Medway, ME7 4DD:

Monday 8th October, 18:30 – 20:30 (18:00 registration), Holiday Inn Maidstone Road, Rochester ME5 9SF:

Friday 19th October, 10:30 – 12:00, Rainham Bereavement Group, St Margaret's Millennium Centre, Gatekeeper Chase, Rainham ME8 9BH:

I will be writing to you in early September when we publish our proposed changes and launch our engagement. Information on adult community health services and the engagement we have conducted so far can be found here.

If you have any questions about the engagement please email or phone 01634 335260. I look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings.

NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group


Medway residents are invited to attend a local meeting and have their say on the future of healthcare where they live

The local Medway Model meetings are taking place on the following dates. Please sign up for the one in your area:

The Medway Model is a new partnership approach to delivering care and supporting wellbeing in Medway which helps people stay healthy longer, and makes sure care is better joined up and takes place closer to home. Further information on the model can be found here.

We are holding six meetings for local people, families, patients, clinical staff and council staff to:

  • look at the particular needs and requirements of your area
  • understand how GP practices are planning to work together across your local area and what difference it will make to patients and families
  • hear how services are joining up in your area to get better at providing the care you need locally
  • tell us what you want from the care services in your area in the future

The meetings are being jointly led by the public health team at Medway Council and Medway CCG.

There will also be information about the wider plans for transforming health and social care services across Kent and Medway as part of the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

Tuesday 28th November, 9:30-12:00, Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham

Friday 1st December, 13:30- 16:00, Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham

Thursday 7th December, 12:30-15:00, Strood Library, Strood

Friday 8th December, 9:30-12:00, Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Rochester

Monday 11th December, 9:30 – 12:00, Lordswood Healthy Living Centre, Chatham

An event in Rainham will be announced shortly


Consultation on new Medway Local Plan - Development Options

Medway Council is preparing a new Local Plan to provide a framework for the area’s growth over the next 20 years. The aim of the Local Plan is to ensure that Medway grows sustainably, to provide land for the homes, jobs and services that people need, whilst protecting and enhancing the qualities of the area’s environment and heritage. Once adopted, the plan will be used as the basis for making decisions on planning applications.

The council is consulting on the second formal stage of the Local Plan preparation, which builds on the work carried out in the initial ‘Issues and Options’ stage carried out in early 2016. This is the Development Options consultation. The Development Options consultation document includes a draft vision and strategic objectives for the new Local Plan, options for how growth could take place in Medway, and approaches to developing policies for the new plan.

Details of the consultation, including the ‘Medway Local Plan 2012-2035 Development Options’ document are available on the council's website at:

Carer Support
May - July 2016

Carer FIRST runs a full calendar of groups and activities across the localities we work in. To download copies, please click on the following links:


15th February 2016

From: Sarah Cook Logistics Co-ordinator – Mobile Information and Support Service

South Team (South Wales, Anglia and the South East and South West of England)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Dear all,

I am writing to let you know that the Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Service will be visiting the following locations near you shortly:





Opposite the co-op bank, Military Road, Chatham, ME4 4JX

10am - 4pm





As above

9am - 3pm





Outside W H Smiths, Smith’s Square, High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1AU

9am - 3pm

Our service

Our team of specialists provide free, face-to-face, information and support to anyone with concerns about cancer for example:

  • Different cancers and their treatments
  • How cancer affects someone’s life
  • Being there for someone with cancer
  • What support and services are available locally and nationally
  • Any other questions or worries about cancer

Our team work on our mobile units in town centres and events, and at shopping centres and hospitals with our indoor InfoZone.

We also visit workplaces and community groups giving information via talks or information stands.

Please see for upcoming public visits.

15th February 2016

Medway Local Plan – Strood Area Workshop

Medway Council is preparing a new local plan for the district to replace the existing Medway Local Plan 2003. The new local plan will identify development locations for a range of uses and have policies to manage development within Medway over the next 20 years.

As a part of the development of a new local plan, Medway Council has produced an Issues and Options document to form the first formal stage of the local plan process. This document is to be consulted on from January 4th – February 29th 2016. The document does not set out detailed policies or identify specific sites for development. Rather, it presents key contextual matters that will be the drivers for the new Local Plan. The plan will allocate land for housing, jobs, services and infrastructure that the growing population will need over this time

Details of the consultation, including the Issues & Options document, are available on the council's website at:

As part of this consultation, the council is holding an event to consider how issues facing Strood should be addressed in the Local Plan. You are invited to attend this event, scheduled for:

Wednesday 24 February, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Former Strood Library Hall

Bryant Road,



This workshop will seek information from residents, community groups, organisations and businesses to feed into the development of the local plan. Additionally, there is also a “drop in” exhibition session planned at Strood Leisure Centre, on the 24th February, 2pm - 4pm.

For those interested in attending this meeting, please book a place in advance by contacting the Planning Policy team on email: or by phone on (01634) 331629. Staff can then provide you with details of the venue and agenda.

Please note: There is limited parking on site, and those wishing to attend are advised to use nearby town centre car parks. For more information, please see the link provided on the Council website: - In addition, due to the fixed capacity of the venue, those who wish to attend, are required to book in advance to confirm numbers for event planning purposes.

Planning Service

Medway Council

Gun Wharf, Dock Road,

Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR

T: (01634) 331629

10th November 2014

Are you living with diabetes?

The Diabetes UK Medway Support Group would like to invite you an evening of Diabetes Support

Flyer 24th November 2014

4rd November 2014

Please find attached poster for the Medway & Swale Urology Support Against Cancer group.

MUSAC Poster

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