Tag: Medway

Disability Medway Network on tour on the 22 March.

On the 22nd March 2019 at St Justus church in Chatham. Disability Medway Network held it’s forth on tour signposting and networking event showcasing nineteen fantastic charities and community groups supporting people with disabilities in and around Medway, including Infinity Life Skills CIC, Club awesome and Club awesome teens, Medway Parents and Carers Forum, Healthwatch Medway, Medway Neurological Network, Parkinson’s UK Medway & District working age group, Medway Voluntary Action, Aztec Day Services ,Hi Kent, Involving Medway, Accessibility a University of Kent project helping students with disabilities, Medway Shared Lives, Mind, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Swale Chronic Pain Group, music man project, ms society and kent police.

At the event, Disability Medway Network had seven brilliant volunteers and thirty visitors exchanging their experiences of both living with and supporting people with disabilities throughout the day. Disability Medway Network is holding more events and activities throughout the year.

Medway has lots of brilliant community groups providing direct support for people with disabilities as well as tackling important issues like social isolation, hate crime and cuts in funding.  (Most of these groups are directly run by people affected)

Joseph Wastell the founder and organiser of Disability Medway Network

Disability Medway Network was first set up to act as a forum for people with disabilities, their friends, families and/or carers to discuss their experiences of disability in Medway After getting funding from involving Medway and Kent community foundation, I put on my first networking event which was attended by thirteen groups and charities.  After that, I decided to call the group Disability Medway Network. Now we are a signposting group and work with other groups and charities to, raise awareness of both hidden and physical disabilities, to campaign on stuff affecting disability and encourage people with disabilities to take a more active part in society.

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British Dyslexia Association

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association is the voice of dyslexic people. Who aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential. The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and supports in schools to ensure an opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners. 

Kent group

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Red Zebra (Involving Medway)

Red Zebra Community Solutions

Red Zebra is a charity providing a wide variety of services across Kent. they believe in creating stronger communities by supporting people and organisations living and working in the community. Red Zebra is also a community infrastructure organisation leading Involving Medway.

Involving Medway is an initiative designed to encourage people to get involved with and help make decisions about health provision in the area. The project is funded by Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for planning and buying local NHS services.


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Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

MVA works towards a Medway where communities are active, empowered and connected They support local not-for-profit organisations, groups and community members to develop skills, build resources and amplify their voice. The MVA also run a volunteer network that is a one stop shop for volunteering in Medway.

Website: http://www.mva.org.uk/

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Imago community

Imago

The Imago community is a social action organisation delivering diverse services and supporting individuals, organisations and communities across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London.

Website: https://www.imago.community/

Imago Medway

Imago has a centre in Gillingham that provides a range of diverse services including Welfare help to Medway and the surrounding area.

Medway Welfare website: https://www.imago.community/Supporting-People/MedwayWelfare

Contact 01634 852 692 

click on here to see lmagos 2018/19 impact report.

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