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Local Information & Advice Services
There are a number of organisations in Kingston that specialise in providing information and advice on issues relating to your health, social care, and wellbeing needs. We have listed some of the resources we refer to the most here.
If you’re not sure where to start, call Healthwatch Kingston on 0203 326 1255 or email us.
Alzheimers Society Kingston - offer Dementia Advisers, Dementia Support Workers, Carers' Support Group, therapeutic singing group, free workshops & drop in advice sessions at Surbiton Health Centre. Call 0203513514 or email email@example.com for more information.
Better Bones - service to improve the bone health of people who live in Kingston. If you are over 50 and have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis you can join their free 14-week exercise course and information session.
FAST MINDS - a group of people dedicating time to helping you understand ADHD and how it is managed. Run support groups, informal and formal presentations and coaching sessions. Have a weekly group in Kingston Quaker Centre on Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fircroft Trust - provides a friendly and welcoming environment, where individuals can undertake various activities including art, yoga and gardening. We offer support and help to improve your mental health and wellbeing. You can self-referral or can be medically referred.
Kaleidoscope - provide life enhancing services to people in their communities. In particular, they provide support to people with drug and alcohol problems in a friendly relaxed environment where they can offer information and advice. They are open Monday to Friday 11 am to 12.30 pm for ‘Drop In’ sessions where you can get a hot drink and some toast. In the afternoons between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, they have more structured session including arts and crafts, baking, film club and board games.
Kingston Advice Centre - Information and advice giving charity for a range of topics for the local community
Kingston Carer’s Network (KCN) - support over 2,500 adult carers and over 600 young carers in Kingston through a wide range of services.
Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL) - provides a range of services to ensure that disabled people who live, work or study in Kingston are able to lead independent lives. Also provide disability-related advice and information to other interested individuals or organisations.
Kingston Mencap - supports adults with a learning disability, and their families and carers. Kingson Mencap run 4 clubs and projects: Future Friends (for ages 19-35), Seekers (18 +), a Saturday drop-in, and a monthly Carers' group as well as other social activities.
Kingston Voluntary Action’s Directory - Information about voluntary and community organisations registered with Kingston Voluntary Action.
Mind in Kingston - Local Mind Association affiliated to National Mind. Provide a range of services to local Mental Health Service Users in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.
POhWER - Independent Health Complaints Advocacy for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS.
Recovery College - provides a range of courses and resources for patients, families, friends, carers, and staff. The college aims to support people become experts in their own self-care.
Refugee Action Kingston - Support, advise and empower refugees and asylum seekers towards building fulfilled and independent lives through skills development, advice, counselling, and assistance in access to services and employment.
RISE (Recovery Initiative Social Enterprise) - RISE is a social enterprise, community interest company, but first and foremost, it is a community. They hold a weekly Community Cafe - open to all which provides free food & drinks, games, poetry and more - every Wednesday 1pm to 4pm in the Kingston Quaker Centre.
SEND Family Voices (SFV) - bring people together into a community to improve services, share support and strengthen a common voice. By ensuring families are heard, SFV empower children, young people, and their families to obtain the best possible care and services.
Staywell - Offer a range of services and projects, both centre-based and in the community, designed to support people's independence and help them stay well.
YMCA - provides support to vulnerable and homeless young people, and offer a range of inclusive activities for all members of the community including children, youth, and families. YMCA Hawker, YMCA Surbiton, and YMCA Wimbledon provide hostel accommodation, soft play, children’s activities and health and wellbeing services.