ASPIRE in Medway

ASPIRE (Adding to Social capital and individual Potential In disadvantaged REgions) is a new programme that will support people in Medway to make healthier lifestyle choices and improve their wellbeing and employability.

ASPIRE  is a multi-partner project that is happening across Southern England and Northern France, which aims to tackle the issues of obesity and employment holistically. This €10 million Interreg VA Channel project runs from September 2019 to February 2023. Medway is one of three English locations in the ASPIRE project.  

As the delivery partner for ASPIRE in Medway, Medway Community Healthcare is leading on the creation of a growing hub, offering local people access to locally grown produce, a cooking hub, to gain skills and confidence with food, and other hub locations where a range of opportunities will be offered to people in Medway to increase their skills, wellbeing and health.

MCH is bringing together a range of key local stakeholders and community members to co-design the ASPIRE project for Medway, which will increase community cohesion and provide a significant legacy after ASPIRE has been completed. The Medway hub will also act as a pilot and hopefully a catalyst for similar hubs throughout the programme area.  

If you would like to find out more about ASPIRE in Medway, please contact Hayley.almond@nhs.net or complete the consent to contact form. 

ASPIRE is for you if:

  • you are over 18 and live in Medway
  • you are unemployed, retired, are a job seeker or in temporary insecure work
  • and you would like to improve your health and wellbeing.

ASPIRE Medway will begin supporting people through the programme from this Autumn 2021. If you fit the criteria above and wish to register your interest, please email hayley.almond@nhs.net or complete the consent to contact form. 


Register your interest in ASPIRE

Please complete the form below and someone from the ASPIRE team will be in contact:

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 

Latest news

Keep up to date with the latest news and developments about the ASPIRE project here:

National Allotment Week: ASPIRE allotments in full bloom thanks to volunteers >

New planters and picnic bench for the ASPIRE allotment plots >

Community kitchen unveiled as part of project ASPIRE in Medway >

Sticks 'n' Stones health and wellbeing event colouring competition

Thank you to all the children who took part in our vegetable allotment inspired colouring competition at the Sticks 'n' Stones community event last weekend.

Our judges were so impressed with the entries that in addition to the main winner being picked at random, two runners up were all picked for their creative efforts:

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