What we do...
Medway Neurological Network (MNN) provides a single point of contact for the service providers to contact those with a neurological condition and for the neurological charities to engage with our service providers to improve the services. This is achieved in a number of ways including by use of this website, by our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and by MNN representation on a range of health and social care committees, such as: the Medway CCG Neurology Task & Finish Group; the Medway Physical Disabilities Partnership Board; Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Leaders Network. Our service providers are also invited to MNN Quarterly Steering Group Meetings.
MNN, in association with Medway Adult Education and Nucleus Arts, held a MEDWAY NEURO-ARTS FESTIVAL
on 20-21 July 2019, for more details please click Here
. This event demonstrated both the therapeutic value of the arts and raised awareness of neurologigical conditions and the support that is available locally. Last year MNN, in association with Medway School of Pharmacy, held a MEDWAY NEURO-FAIR on 24 March 2018 at the Pilkington Building, Universities at Medway, see Here
MNN also raises awareness by having an information stall at other events in Medway, such as the Medway Disability Network
(Facebook), Medway Youth Trust Charity Fetes, St Mary's Island Community Centre Christmas Fair etc.
MNN, in association with the Canterbury Cantata Trust
and the Sidney De Haan
Research Centre for Arts & Health, is the parent organisation for this Sing to Beat Parkinon's neurologicaal choir. This therapeutic activity has been proven to be effective for those with Parkinson's Disease and the research has now been widened to include ALL other neurological conditions. Medway Skylarks meet every Saturday morning during school term times from 10.30am to noon at the St Mary's Island Community Centre, Island Way West, Chatham, Kent ME4 3EP. For more information please click here
To see a history of Medway Skylarks, prepared by Phil Bungay in May 2020, please click HERE
MNN has joined the Peninsula Opportunites Group, the wHoo Cares Project, and Medway Adult Education in iniatives to reduce isolation. To this end MNN has helped launch 4 Neuro-cafes
i). Jasper's Neuro-cafe that meets every Friday, 1pm to 3pm at the Jasper's Community Cafe, Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate, Rochester ME1 1EW - (Term-time only).
ii). Companion Cafe that is open to people affected by dementia and now open to all neurological conditions. This new cafe is held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Peninsula Methodist Church, Stoke Allhallows Road, Lower Stoke, Rochester, Kent ME3 9SL.
iii). Hoo Parkinson's Cafe & Neuro Drop-In that meets at Taggs Coffee Shop on the 1st Wednesday of each month, from 10am to Noon. Find Taggs at 25 Church St., Hoo, Rochester, Kent ME3 9AH
iv). Cliffe Dementia & Memory Cafe open on the second Friday of the month at St Helen's House (next to St Helen's Church), Buttway Lane, Cliffe, Kent ME3 7QP
You are most welcome to join us at these cafes and if you require any further information please Email: email@example.com
To see an information document on Medway Neuro-cafes, prepared by Phil Bungay in May 2020, please click HERE
MNN has 8 active campaigns at the moment, namely: Medway Neurological Hub; Wheelchair Service Re-commission; Free Prescriptions for working age people with long-term conditions; Loss of disabled parking spaces in Rochester; Medway Hospital campaign for an automatic or push-button door to the Brown Zone housing the Neurology Department; Passport for Leisure, relaxing of time restrictions; Bus passes, relaxing of morning time limit for those that are working age, with long-term conditions, as is provided in London. For a more detailed description of these campaigns, and the progress thus far, please click here