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Care, health and support
How can we help?
If what you're looking for isn't listed try the links
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or get in touch.
Health Improvement - A Better Medway
The health improvement team within our public health directorate offers a wide
range of local tailored services and initiatives designed to
improve the health and wellbeing of local people.
Medway gives everyone in Medway an opportunity
to make small but significant changes that will lead to healthier,
longer lives, for example:
Health services in Medway
Health services in Medway are planned and paid for by NHS Medway.
Everyone should be registered with a GP (family doctor). GP
practices provide more than 80 per cent of NHS healthcare,
- care to keep you well;
- diagnosis and treatment when you are ill;
- free NHS
- referral to other services if necessary.
Visit NHS Choices to find all
local health services including:
- NHS dentists;
- sexual health;
- mental health;
- emergency services.
Download a copy of the Community Services
Directory (pdf 144KB). To use this file you will
need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer,
please use our advice page.
Getting the right care
When you or someone in your family becomes unwell, you want to
get the right help quickly. There is a range of NHS
services in Medway to help you, including at night and
Support for carers
Do you need to talk to someone? Find out about Medway's new
counselling service for carers, Carers' line. Use the free phone number, internet
or face-to-face sessions. You talk, we listen, we help.
If you care for someone with a long-term illness or disability,
you may be eligible for respite care.
Are you worried about a child?
You can refer them to the council's children's
social care service or you can phone the NSPCC helpline on
0808 800 5000.
Residential care and nursing homes
If you need full-time care because you are elderly, disabled or
unwell, there are options. Take a look at our residential care homes page for more.
Out-of-hours emergency requests for a social worker are dealt
with under an arrangement with Kent County Council. Phone
If you or someone in your family is having difficulty coping,
the first step to getting help may be to contact Medway Council
using the details at the bottom of this page.
In this section you will find information about: