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

 

New mentoring programme for young carers

Could you help a young carer achieve their potential? Find out how

Watch our new short film

Carers Voice

It is important for Carers' to have their voice heard on decisions that affect them.

Come along to our Voice of Carers; Forum on 16th Sept

Upcoming events

Reflexology with Mitsuko

Thursday 02 October 2014

Reflexology is a therapy that treats the feet in order to balance the whole body. The feet and...

Sociable Book Club for Carers

Thursday 02 October 2014

Caring for a relative or friend can make it difficult to find time or commit to a regular book...

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