Medway Adult Integrated Substance Misuse Service Specification Consultation

Kent County Council’s Commissioned Service Team is currently planning to commission new drug and alcohol services in Medway for Adults (age 18 upwards) which will be purchased to begin 1st July 2014.  The consultation will run from the 7th of October until the 22nd of November.


We are proposing to purchase an integrated drug and alcohol substance misuse service. At the moment services are split between 3 different providers with alcohol services being delivered by KMPT, criminal justice services by CRI and drug services by KCA.  We intend to commission one provider to deliver all of these services. Having one provider will ensure that there is a more consistent approach to substance misuse treatment in the Medway towns and ensure that clients are able to access the services they need more easily.  The proposed Service Specification document outlines the key aspects of the integrated service and we welcome your comments on its content.


To ensure that your feedback can be taken into account, in addition to the online response form, we are also running a series of consultation events across Medway.  This will help us capture as many views as possible about how you think the service can be improved.  We always strive to ensure that all consultations are inclusive and in this case, aim to encourage as broad a response as possible to reflect the diverse population in Medway.   This will enable us to make sure any specific needs or concerns can be considered when planning the new service.  You may wish to view our Equality Impact Assessment which can be accessed on this webpage along with other supporting documents.




Please contribute to this consultation by looking at the attached draft specification for the proposed service and its one page summary then complete our online questionnaire

You are also welcome to attend one of our consultation events in the Medway towns being run between the 22nd and 25th of October - full details can be found in the attached document below.  These will feature discussions and presentations on the issue along with an organised questionnaire for responses to be recorded.

Alternatively, you can visit one of the existing substance misuse support centres in Medway for local information.

For further information on similar Kent-wide substance misuse work, please visit

Additionally, interested Providers may also wish to complete a separate bespoke online questionnaire.



This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    7 Oct 2013 at 13:00
  • Closed
    22 Nov 2013 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    10 Jan 2014


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Medway
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Stakeholder event
Contact Details

Sally Duncan - Commissing Officer: 01622 221676.

Alternatively email,