Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service: Live Well Kent and Medway

Partnering with Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust intends to submit a tender for the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service - Live Well Kent & Medway and would like to hear from organisations delivering mental health, wellbeing and housing / accommodation services in Kent and Medway.

If you would like to know more and express an initial interest in working with Shaw Trust on this programme, please review the opportunity information below and complete the short form on page 2.

We will use the information provided in the responses to develop our partner network.

Please complete this short questionnaire by Wednesday 27th July 2022.


As part of our ongoing search for local partners on all of Shaw Trust programmes we also encourage all service providers to join our Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) by registering on Proactis via the below the  following link: Proactis Register / login

Once registered on Proactis, you can search for the “Shaw Trust DPDPS”


The Opportunity

KCC, K&M CCG and Medway Council are working in partnership to commission an integrated Community Mental Health and Wellbeing service. This service will ensure compliance with statutory responsibilities and offer a consistent and equitable service across Kent and Medway.

The model sits outside of, but will work closely with secondary mental health services and will form a key part of an integrated pathway across the voluntary sector, primary care mental health and social care and include public health initiatives to ensure there is appropriate, equitable, timely and cost-effective interventions for vulnerable people in the community

Key aims of the service are to; aid recovery and prevent relapse, improve health and social care outcomes for individuals with poor mental health and wellbeing, prevent suicide and reduce the stigma of mental illness.


Health and Care Partnership Area Lots

Lot 1: Dartford, Gravesham, and Swanley Health and Care Partnership Area

Lot 2: Medway and Swale Health and Care Partnership Area

Lot 3: West Kent Health and Care Partnership Area

Lot 4: East Kent Health and Care Partnership Area

Lot 5: Management of 24hr Telephone and Online Support - Kent and Medway Wide Service Specific Lot


The following Services form the core of the new programme:

  • A delivery Network of Activities to improve Clients Well-being
  • Support to Enable People to Secure or Retain Accommodation – Kent Only
  • Mental Health Housing Related Support – Kent Only
  • 24/7 Telephone and Online Support – One Strategic Partner required to manage the service across Kent and Medway
  • Activity Programme for Young People aged between 14 – 35 who have suffered from a first episode of psychosis – Kent Only


The following Personal Outcomes are to be delivered by the service:

  • Awareness and Equitable Access
  • Connected with the local community, feeling less lonely and social isolated
  • Choice, control, empowered and feel listened to
  • Personal Recovery
  • Stable accommodation
  • Economic Wellbeing and Employment
  • 24-7 Telephone and Online Support Service

If you require any further information or would like to speak to one of the commercial partnership team please email 

Expression of Interest

Thank you for your time in completing this short form.

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