Citizens Advice Medway is a registered charity that offers free, independent and impartial advice to the whole of Medway on a range of issues including Housing, Welfare Benefits, Employment, Debt, Family Law and many others.
Citizens Advice Medway is located in Gillingham, directly opposite Gillingham Train Station. Methods of getting help with a problem as well as making general enquires are listed below.
Kingsley House is wheel chair accessible and there is a lift in the building. There are public toilets on the ground floor of the building which include a disabled toilet. The closest car park is at Gillingham Train Station. Our telephones are turned off between 12:30pm and 1:00pm for the lunch period, however our drop-in service remains open.
Our main services are our drop in and telephone services. People can drop in or call us for a brief interview called an Initial Check. Essentially a "triage" system, you may be given the information you need straight away or we may arrange for you to have a full advice interview or to see one of our one of our Project Workers on the same day or at a later date. Alternatively you may be asked to call the national Citizens Advice Adviceline.
Our goal is to avoid not moving a person towards a resolution when they contact us. For more information, visit our page "Getting Advice".
We can only provide home visits and translators as part of certain Project Worker interviews.
You can drop in to our office between 9:00am and 4:00pm Mondays to Thursdays or between 9:00am and 1:00pm on Fridays for an Initial Check.
You can drop in to our office from 9:00am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday for admin related matters.
Our address is:
Citizens Advice Medway
Third Floor, Kingsley House
37-39 Balmoral Road
You can call our office on 01634 383760 between 9:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday for an Initial Check.
You can call the national Citizens Advice telephone service on 0300 3309 069 between 10:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday (PLEASE NOTE: there is a 30 second automated message you will need to listen to first before you can be connected to someone / placed in the queue).
You can call our switchboard on the same number from 9:30am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday for admin related matters.
We have a fax number for creditors and other organisations. The fax number is 01634 383767. Please be aware that enquiries for help made via the fax line are not recommended. They will be dealt with on the same basis as a letter enquiry - see below.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We will aim to get back to you within 5 working days. You can send a letter to us in the post and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
You can email or send a letter to us regarding admin matters as well and we will reply as soon as possible. This service is operated along the same process as the Initial Checks mentioned above.
If you work for another agency or advice organisation and you would like to refer a client to us for help with a specific issue, please email us at email@example.com and request a Third Party Referral Form. Once you've completed the referral form and sent it back to the above email address, we will consider the referral form as the Initial Check provided there is enough detail and contact the client to arrange an interview. If there is not enough detail in the referral form, we will contact the client to conduct an Initial Check first.
You can access our Webchat service through the button on the right side of each webpage on this site between 10:00am and 12:00pm Monday to Wednesday.
If our Webchat service is not being operated, you can still click on the button and you will be provided with our email address so you can still contact us. This service is operated along the same process as the Initial Checks mentioned above.
Citizens Advice Medway has a complaints handling procedure. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of our complaints leaflet which you can have posted to you or emailed to you.
Citizens Advice Medway also appreciates compliments which can be made at our Reception or via the above email address.
We have a Satisfaction Survey available which you can complete and submit to us if you would like to gives us feedback on our service.