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Family Information Service Directory

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The Medway Family Information Service Directory is a resource designed to assist parents, practitioners, children and young people to find and use a range of services, resources and activities in Medway.

Whether you are looking for childcare, support groups, fun things to do, educational opportunities or information about your rights, this directory provides a broad selection of options and information to help you find the services you need. The directory is divided into four zones.


For Family Zone provides information about organisations and agencies offering assistance in:

  • parenting
  • childcare
  • parental rights
  • employment and careers
  • training
  • education
  • and many other areas.

The zone aims to assist parents and carers in finding the family support, childcare and opportunities that they need.


For Practitioners Zone serves as a hub of information that supports practitioners working with all families in Medway, as it hosts information about organisations and agencies that are able to support and help families at all levels of need: universal, targeted and specialist services.


For Youth Zone provides links and resources to organisations, websites and groups that can help young adults and teenagers achieve their potential, develop their talents and have access to positive activities in Medway. There are educational and extra-curricular opportunities, sports organisations, clubs, groups and links to places to go. This zone helps parents and their children to find resources targeted at helping children and young people to grow and have fun. There are links to appropriate websites and fun places to go, especially after school and during school holidays.

Disabled and Special Needs

For Disabled and Special Needs Zone offers information on short breaks and activities, transition, out of school and holiday care, special schools, portage, 0-5s, Over 5s, direct payment and financial support, home improvement and equipment and more.