A better Medway

Start for life is here for the health of babies and children, from conception, throughout pregnancy and up to the age of 2.

We want to support parents and carers to give their children the best foundations for future health and happiness.

Some start for life services are services which everyone can access and some are specialist support for those that need it.

You will be able to access start for life services online, in the home or in locations throughout Medway.

This is a new and developing programme and there will be updates available here.

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info Further support for you and your family

Medway Family Information Service (FIS)

The Medway Family Service provides news, services and information aimed at supporting you and your family in your daily lives.

Cost of living

If you have money worries or are looking for ways you can make your money go further, we can help you find your way through the advice and support available.

A Better Medway

A Better Medway is here to help you get healthier and feel better. Get help to quit smoking, drink less, move more and maintain a healthy weight.

Drug and alcohol support

Alcohol and drug misuse causes a wide range of problems for families and communities as well as for the person with the alcohol or drug problem. Find out how to access support.

Domestic abuse support

Advice and information on services available for victims of domestic abuse and their friends and family.