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Medway Providers Forum

Medway Providers Forum (MPF) was re-launched in October 2009, to bring together the agencies and organisations with an interest in enhancing the provision of Social Care Services.

MPF meets four times a year and unites providers of a wide range of services that support people with adult social care needs.


Medway Council values excellent outcomes being achieved in partnership with providers. Medway has more than 90 per cent of its providers rated as Good or Excellent. In these tough times Medway Council cannot award uplifts in fees or rates that reflect RPI (Retail Prices Index) or CPI (Consumer Prices Index). However, as a demonstration of its commitment to the people working hard on the frontline of services, the council is making available a benefits package for employees of contracted services called More4you.

Here is the link to your Winter Supplement containing great offers and discounts, as well as a fantastic FREE prize draw!

Transfer of care concerns

It was agreed at a multi-agency meeting on 24 May 2011, that providers of social care could use the Transfer of Care Concerns form (Word) so that it captures any issues that will then be discussed at a weekly meeting held at the hospital. Genette Laws, Service Manager for Commissioning, will attend that meeting and share any concerns that are reported on completed forms. The meeting is with partners from other parts of the health and social care economy. Please note that the form is only for Medway and Swale Health and Social Care professionals that support adults.

All completed forms must be emailed by 1pm on Thursday, so that they can be shared at the next Whole System meeting that is held on Fridays at 10:30am. You will receive feedback about the discussions of your specific case by the following Wednesday and trends will be shared quarterly at the Provider Forum.

Please submit your completed forms by email to the following address: carol.galvin@medway.gov.uk.  Please ensure that the subject heading includes the words 'TOCC Form' so that they are easily identifiable.

MPF newsletters


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Shared Services Survey

The council would be grateful if you could complete the shared services survey.

Commissioning Strategies

Medway Council has a number of strategies that explain the commissioning intentions for different client groups or service areas. Download the following strategies:

Strategies under development or consultation

For more information about the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy, please phone Jane Love on 01634 333099.

Market Development Strategy

We are keen to know your views about the Market Development Strategy (pdf 205KB).

  1. Do you have examples of best practice that could be included as a case study?
  2. Do you think that there are gaps in the market that need to be addressed?

Email:  scmarketdevelopment@medway.gov.uk

Notes of Market Development meetings

Provider representation on partnership boards

  • Learning Disability Partnership Board - Brendan Ferrill and Theresa Wightman
  • Physical Disability Partnership Board - Paul Studd and Sue Wheeler

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