What is ASPIRE? 

ASPIRE - Adding to Social capital and individual Potential In disadvantaged REgions

Medway is one of three English locations in the ASPIRE project that is FREE to participants. 

By taking part in ASPIRE, you could improve your self-esteem, health and wellbeing and increase your skills through gardening, cooking and a
menu of other activities. This could increase your future opportunities,
including opening up new pathways to work, if that is your goal.

How can ASPIRE help you?

You’ll have an appointment with an ASPIRE Guide to discuss your reasons for taking part in ASPIRE. These could be to grow your own food, eat more healthily, be more active, volunteer or get a job - and develop a recipe for your success.

The core ASPIRE programme will be delivered in small groups at various locations across Medway. From these weekly sessions you will improve your health and wellbeing and form links with others. During these
sessions you can select to take part in additional activities to achieve your goals.

Who is ASPIRE for?

Aspire is for you if:
  • you are over 18 and live in Medway
  • you are unemployed, retired, are a job seeker, in temporary insecure work or on a zero hour contract
  • you are a carer
  • and you would like to improve your health and wellbeing.

Project partners include:

  • Kent County Council
  • Kent Community Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • Dover District Council
  • Wellbeing People
  • Mission Locale Picardie Maritime
  • Maison pour l’Entreprise, l’Emploi et la Formation Santerre Haute Somme
  • Centre Social Audrey Bartier
  • Bournemouth University
  • C3 Collaborating for Health
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Anges Gardins
  • Vivons en Forme (Association FLVS)
  • Health and Europe Centre
  • Your Leisure