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Learning disability services for adults

Care management services

Medway Council's Care Management Learning Disabilities Team provides a dedicated service for people who have a learning disability. Care management staff will undertake a community care assessment which will enable access (subject to eligibility) to a range of services provided in the home or in day or residential settings, as well as providing information and advice. Service users can contact the team directly and their care managers will give them their direct-dial number.

Day care resources

A broad range of services is co-ordinated through Chatham and Strood Opportunities Centre, providing employment and day activities for people with a learning disability, including ironing and catering services and supported employment.

Day centres offer a range of activities such as personal development, social integration and community awareness for people with a learning disability.

Respite services

Two small residential homes provide respite and phased care for a range of learning disabled clients, while their main carers have a break from caring.

People without a care manager who would like to make a referral to the Learning Disability Team should use the contact details below. Their request will be recorded and passed to the Learning Disability Team. Someone from the Team will then make contact to arrange an assessment that will include access to day care resources.


For more information contact Adults and Children's Services Team by telephone: 01634 334466 / TextRelay 18001 01634 334466 or by email: ss.accessandinfo@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Adults and Children's Services Team, Customer First, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR