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We are committed to partnership working with local business and community organisations.

We work with our partners in the following ways:

  • holding information and advice sessions for groups
  • promoting learning with business and community groups through social and cultural events, fairs, open days and free taster sessions
  • assessing learning needs of users and members of community groups and developing action plans
  • developing negotiated learning programmes for groups with a wide range of needs
  • developing new courses to enable all members of the community to access learning.

Our partnership work

Our partnership work engages a range of organisations and community groups. These include: 

  • groups supporting people with learning difficulties or disabilities
  • people recovering from alcohol and drug misuse
  • homeless groups
  • refugees and asylum seekers
  • elderly people
  • young people
  • single parents and many more.

We always welcome the opportunity to start new partnerships with local business and community organisations.

If you would like to work in partnership with us or would like more information, please email

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What our partners say

We're proud to be working in partnership with a number of organisations in Medway. Read what they have said about us below. 

Medway Neurological Network (MNN)

“The service was timely and efficient, and delivered to a high standard. MAE Community Learning Department was a pleasure to work with. We were very fortunate to have found them”

For more information email MNN:

Visit MNN's website

Connect with MNN on Facebook and Twitter.

St Augustine’s Church

“The professionalism of the tutors we have met and attitude of the Programme Director to think innovatively about what services in and around Adult Education can be offered from the church buildings”

For more information email Andrew Gray at or Amanda Maskell at

The Medway Dementia Action Alliance

“MAE is an integral partner, offering room space for meetings and coordinating activities”

Email to join the mailing list.

Follow @DAAMedway on Twitter

Medway Council Housing Services

“The breadth of what is on offer is so impressive; there are so many kinds of courses, it’s hard not to want to join them yourself”

Follow Medway Housing service on Facebook

Download the newsletter

Email to join the mailing list.

Medway Libraries and Archives

“The support given to participants in the Conversation Café, and those taking part in the Reading Challenges has been great”

More about Medway Libraries

Follow Medway Libraries on Facebook

Parkinson’s UK

“From cooking classes, language classes to GCSE’s, my wife and children have connected with MAE on numerous occasions over the past 30 years”

To find out more visit Parkinson's UK website

The Rochester Literature Festival

“Very helpful staff and premises accommodating our needs”

To find out more visit The Rochester Literature Festival's website or email

The Net Community Hub

“The variety of courses and cooperative staff was fantastic to work with”

To find out more visit The Net's website or send them an email:

Non-Visible Disability Initiative (NVDI)

Medway Adult Education is proud to be supporting and part of the steering group for this new initiative, which launched summer 2021. This is a community-led project aimed at improving customer service for people living with non-visible disabilities.

This includes, creating and running training courses with Midkent College, helping support local businesses with support and awareness and the group is also looking into developing an app.

For the latest news, events and how to get involved, visit:

Our communities

Medway Learning and Skills Hub.

Medway Learning & Skills Hub

Our Medway Learning & Skills Hub supports Gillingham, Rainham and the surrounding areas.

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Rochester Community Hub

Our Rochester Community Hub supports Rochester, Strood, Chatham and the surrounding areas.

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Jaspers Community Cafe

Jaspers Community Cafe is on the first floor of Rochester Community Hub, alongside the library.

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