Kingston Carers' Network

Are you looking after someone?

Carer

There are 13,000 unpaid Carers in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Kingston Carers’ Network is the only organisation in the Borough dedicated to providing independent information, support and advocacy to this growing band of young people and adults who provide long-term unpaid care to a relative, partner or friend.

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner or friend in need of help because they are ill, frail, have a disability, mental health problem, suffer from dementia or are dependent on drugs or alcohol. Many carers, including young carers, provide in excess of 50 hours of care per week.

As a result they may experience a decline in their own mental and physical health and suffer isolation and financial hardship.

How we can help

The services provided by Kingston Carers’ Network aim to minimise these consequences by offering practical and emotional support and opportunities to take regular breaks from the responsibilities of caring. Carers can also benefit from a range of complimentary therapies and beauty treatments

.Carers on the London Eye

Our holistic approach allows us to offer a single point of contact for a range of services for carers; thus we are able to offer continuity to carers with complex and evolving needs

 

 Young Carers' Project 

We are the only organisation in the Borough with a team dedicated to supporting the needs of Young Carers (5-18) and as such have a wealth of experience and expertise in issues which affect their lives.

Young carers drama workshop

 

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Latest News

Young carers in Kingston have spent the past week taking part in song writing and jewellery workshops, meeting new people, learning new skills and having fun through inspired:arts!

Community Connected sent an open invitation to members of Kingston Carers Network to a free help, advice and support event to get them online using a tablet.

22 people took up our invitation to come and find out where tablets score highly over traditional ways of getting online. Read their thoughts about the training and its impact.

Andora, from the Young Carers' Project is developing a training programme and peer support group for any young person aged 8-16 who cares for a parent with a mental health issue

Upcoming events

Holistic Massage with Mitsuko

Friday 25 April 2014

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