A better Medway

Social prescribing services

Better Connected

The Better Connected team at Public Health support people aged 65 and over who are socially isolated, to:

  • engage in activities within their community
  • meet new people
  • build up their social networks.

Find out more about Better Connected.

wHoo Cares

wHoo Cares aims to reduce social isolation and strengthen communities on the Hoo Peninsula.

It offers bespoke life planning including activities such as befriending support and transport to medical appointments, shopping, or local community activities. 

This service is for socially isolated residents on the Hoo Peninsula.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must be living on the Hoo Peninsula (ME3 postcode).

How to refer

RBLI

RBLI runs 2 projects:

  • Lets Get Working - a project supporting anyone 16+ with a long-term health condition to get back into employment
  • Brighter Futures - a project supporting anyone 16+ who has struggled to sustain employment or who might have a criminal record causing them to struggle to maintain employment.

This service is for anyone seeking support in gaining employment or individuals who have become socially isolated and would like to improve their long-term outcomes through education or employment (paid or voluntary).

Eligibility criteria

Lets Get Working

You must have a self-identified or medically diagnosed long-term health condition. This could be anything that the individual identifies as holding them back in anyway and or causing them to experience some social isolation.

Participants must be out of employment to join the project.

Brighter Futures

Participants must have some work experience in their background but be currently out of work.

How to refer

Lets Get Working

Brighter Futures

IMAGO (care navigation programme)

IMAGO helps improve support to patients by assisting them to better navigate through health, social care and voluntary sector support service.

This service for anyone aged 18 and older.

How to refer

Carers First 

Carers First provides information, advice and guidance and support to informal carers of someone with an illness or disability.

This service is for people who are caring for someone with an illness or disability.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must be:

  • in a caring role
  • aged 5 or over.

How to refer

Live Well Kent and Medway

A support worker will give advice and support for issues that are affecting your mental health or general wellbeing.

They will help you access a range of services provided by Live Well Kent and Medway, as well as others that are suited to your needs.

This service for anyone aged 17 and older.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must be

  • a Medway residents aged 17 and over
  • experiencing mental health needs which can be safely supported within the local community.

How to refer