Want to access health and social care data about your community or see how services compare?
Check out the health profile tools, published by Public Health England, to support the commissioning of local health and care services. There are over 28 profiles on a host of topics, from the health of young people to the prevalence of Tuberculosis.
You can see how your GP practice is doing or compare practices by visiting the GP Patient Survey - an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England.
Kingston Services for People with Learning or Physical Disabilities
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 Voluntary Action’s Directory - Information about voluntary and community organisations registered with Kingston Voluntary Action.
POhWER - Independent Health Complaints Advocacy for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS.
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.
Services for Children & Young People
Achieving for Children - a social enterprise company created in 2014 by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to provide their children’s services. In August 2017, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead became a co-owner of AfC, and we now deliver children’s services across all three boroughs.
Childline - Childline is a private and confidential counselling service for children and young people up to the age of 19. It is provided by the NSPCC. They can be contacted about a range of issues - no problem is too big or too small. Their telephone number is 0800 1111.
Kingston Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) - works to ensure that relevant agencies and professionals work together to protect the borough’s children from abuse, harm and neglect. The LSCB develops, monitors and reviews child protection and child safety policies, procedures and practice within Kingston. It also coordinates and provides inter-agency training for staff across the borough who work with children and families. The LSCB’s job is to have an overview of how effectively children are safeguarded and identify improvements where necessary. For this reason, the LSCB is an independent body that can check on the work of all organisations working with children and families. Telephone 020 8831 6323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Looked after and leaving care team at RBK - provide a specialist service to children and young people who are under the care of the Council on a permanent or long-term basis or who have left care and require ongoing advice and/or assistance.
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.
Kingston Services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities
Healthwatch Kingston is delighted to be part of our vibrant and diverse community.
Kingston Race and Equalities Council - KREC’s objectives are:
- To work towards the elimination of racial discrimination and associated inequalities
- To promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups
- To address the Human Rights and needs of all communities
Refugee Action Kingston - Refugee Action Kingston is delivering advice services by phone, whatsapp and ZOOM including Immigration Advice, Benefits and Housing advice and Health and Education advice.
Milaap Multicultural Day Centre is a registered charity based in the Royal Borough of Kingston. They are a unique multicultural day centre for senior citizens that provides a culturally sensitive atmosphere and ethos. They are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and provide a large variety of special activities that reflect rich cultures and heritages for their member's entertainment. Milaap also ensures that it provides food that caters to the needs of each member.
LGBTQ Services in Kingston
Kingston LGBT Forum - a place for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT+) people who live, work, study and socialise in the London borough of Kingston upon Thames. At the Forum local people come together in a relaxed and social way to change things for the better. They do this by feeding their joint knowledge and experiences into local services. Kingston LGBT Forum is run entirely by volunteers. Email for more information.
LGBTQ Clinic Sexual Health @ The Wolverton Centre
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Galsworthy Road
Telephone: 020 8974 9331
Homelessness and rough sleeping
Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness KCAH - Support for primarily single people with a local connection to Kingston upon Thames and who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing serious problems with private landlords. KCAH help solve housing problems and improve the quality of people's lives:
- Drop-in advice service Monday-Friday 10.00-13.00
- For any queries, please call 0208 255 7400.
SPEAR - is a charity for people experiencing homelessness in SW London including: Richmond, Merton, Sutton, Kingston and Wandsworth.
Rough Sleeper Helpline 020 8404 1481
Right to Healthcare Card
In response to COVID-19, Groundwork have been working with Healthy London Partnership and the GLA to make 20,000 'My Right to Healthcare' cards available. The card is designed to help adults who are homeless to register and receive treatment at London GP practices; where people are often wrongly turned away for not having ID or not having a fixed address.
If you are a service supporting people with homelessness please email: email@example.com with the following information:
- Your name
- Service name and type
- Service address
- Number of cards required