Welcome from Chris McKenzie, Assistant Director Adult Care Services 

Thank you for your interest in joining Medway Council.

We have a clear vision: we will support the people of Medway to live full, active lives; to live independently for as long as possible, and to play a full part in their local communities.

In order to achieve this vision, we have developed a mission statement for the service - We will work sustainably with the right tools delivering strengths based practice

This is an exciting time for the service as we continue our journey to embed strengths based practice, to promote the independence of the citizens of Medway.

Our generic, locality based teams gives our staff the opportunity to  develop a knowledge of local communities  and our partner services within them, such as GPs, community nurses and the voluntary and community sector.

Using the 'Three Conversations' approach we support people to remain independent in their own communities for as long as possible.

Mobile working and user friendly recording systems allows our staff to spend more time doing what is important.

The Medway Towns is fast becoming a popular place to relocate in the South East of England. Find out what the Telegraph said about the benefits of living in Medway as an affordable alternative to London.

The Medway area is one of historic importance with an exciting regeneration vision for the area, find out more on the Kent Online website.

I look forward to meeting you on your induction.

Chris McKenzie
Assistant Director Adult Care Services 

Our service

Adult Social Care is organised into three generic locality teams, an Occupational Therapy Team, Approved Mental Health Professionals Team, Hospital Discharge Team, Deprivation of Liberty Team, Deaf Services, Visual Impairment Team and Community Support Outreach Team.

Our teams include Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Nurse Practitioners, all working together as Integrated Practitioners and supported by Assistant Integrated Practitioners (skilled social care staff who do not hold a professional qualification).

All of our teams work closely with our colleagues in health, children services, the voluntary sector and other adult services to make sure that people who need support and their families achieve their agreed outcomes.