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Join us for our Summer Fun Days
Come along to a summer fun day for you
and your family:
7 August - Brompton Park - 2pm to
14 August - Rainham Recreation Ground
- 2pm to 5pm
21 August - Beechings Way Recreation
Ground - 2pm to 5pm
28 August - Hazlemere Drive - 2pm to
You'll be able to meet your Housing
Officer and other representatives from Welfare Advice, Waste
Services, Mears, Community Safety, Health Services. At the
events will also be free face painting and
children's entertainment. You could also be eligible for a free health check.
Looking for work and need help with
using a computer?
Medway Council residents can now enroll on courses to enhance
their computer skills. Check the links below for more
Computer basics for job search (PDF
Work skills club (PDF 44
Activites for children this summer...
Housing Services has again teamed up with Gillingham Football
Club to provide places at their summer football schools. To book a
place please call 01634 334378.
Medway Youth Service are also providing a range of summer
How to rent
DCLG has a newly published guide"How
to Rent" to help prospective and current tenants understand
their rights and responsibilities when renting in the Private
The 2014 Fire Kills Campaign
Please take time to view an innovative interactive video from DCLG.
You will be able to
enjoy the short 50-second video, and be invited to respond to a
handful of questions that appear during the film.
All answers given remain confidential and anonymous.
Work Experience Opportunities
Are you aged between 18 and 25 and not in education, training or
The Prince's Trust are working with Waitrose and
Balfour Beatty to deliver two work experience programmes in
Read the advert for more information on the Logistics placement.
Read the advert for more information on Highways
Our special edition of Housing Matters is out now
In this special edition you can find out all about our
new repairs and maintenance contract and the details of all the new
innovative areas of service delivery our customers can expect.
View previous editions of Housing
2014 Estate Inspections
We have recently released our estate
inspections timetable for 2014. If you would like more
information on estate inspections then visit the estate services page or contact your housing
Adult learning for residents
Housing Services are committed to assisting residents in
improving their financial circumstances, and securing a job may be
a way of achieving this. As a result, we are working alongside
Medway Adult and Community Learning Services (MACLS) to provide
free training for residents who meet the right criteria.
This includes, but is not limited to, those in receipt of housing
benefit and currently seeking employment. To view an up-to-date
list of the courses available, access the MACLS web page or for more information please
contact 01634 338400.
Free e-learning courses for Medway residents
Medway Council has introduced an innovative new training package
on a variety of subjects, from basic home maintenance to preparing
Produced in conjunction with Housing e-Academy, these
mini-courses are a brilliant opportunity for you to enhance your
skills in different areas. If we receive positive feedback, more
courses will be designed and added in the future.
The Housing e-Academy e-learning course offers 18 different
modules encompassing energy saving tips, advice on feeding a family
on a budget, guidance on how to enhance your internet and computer
skills, and much more!
In addition, this free training is a great way to bolster your
CV if you're looking to switch careers, or if you're hoping to get
back into work after a period of unemployment.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
To start making the most of this fantastic opportunity, you need
to do three things:
Register your details, ensuring you select Medway
Council as your housing provider from the drop-down list.
Select your modules, and start learning!
Annual report to tenants and leaseholders 2013
The Annual report to
tenants and leaseholders 2013 is now available.
- Our services
- You said, we did
- Local offers - and how we respond to them
- How we are performing
- How we involve our customers
View old editions of the annual report.
To use the above pdf and others like it you will
need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer,
please use our advice page.
Homelessness Prevention Strategy Consultation
The Draft Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2014-16
sets out how Medway Council, in partnership with stakeholders,
will tackle and prevent homelessness.
To view the draft strategy and action plan please visit The Homelessness Prevention Strategy page
and follow the contact details for Housing Strategy &
Development team to have you say.
Housing in Medway
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living in private or social
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Solutions - Homelessness - Housing options - Temporary
accommodation - Domestic abuse - Rough sleepers - Refuges - Medway homelessness
Housing policies and strategies
- Housing Services advice leaflets
- Making a complaint, compliment or suggestion
- Housing advice
- Visiting Housing Services in person - Housing performance -
Contact Housing Services
Phone: 01634 306000
In writing: Housing Services, Medway Council,
Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR