Health & Wellbeing

Wellbeing Activities for Autumn / Winter 2021!

Our new Autumn / Winter Programme will be announced soon.

 

KAT’S FITNESS CLASSES 

Come and exercise outside with Kat at the Surbiton Racquet and Fitness Club!

Kat now runs two of her popular classes under a marquee while also live streaming via zoom, so you can join in however you feel most comfortable. In person classes follow distancing regulations and carers are welcome to use the club’s change facilities and café.

Monday: 10.00am to 10.45am - Stretch and Tone - In person and via ZOOM

Wed: 9.30am to 10.15 am - Total Body & Abs workout - ZOOM only

Friday: 11.00am to 11.45am - Resistance and Core - In person and via ZOOM

Prices and Booking

Exercise passes can be purchased by emailing wellbeing@kingstoncarers.org.uk or Helen at counselling@kingstoncarers.org.uk

4 classes - £14   -   8 classes - £28    -   12 classes - £42

Drop in/one off sessions - £5 per person


Better Bones Exercise classes are back!

Organised by South West London CCG and free for people living, working or studying in Kingston or belong to Kingston GP Surgery.  

If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia or at risk of developing them. Some risk factors include - A broken bone after a minor bump or fall, family history of hip fracture or osteoporosis, early menopause (before 45), rheumatoid arthritis, Cancer, regularly taking corticosteroid tablets, smoking, or consuming more than 3 units of alcohol per day.

Osteoporosis Class - (12 weeks) using Zoom - from 16th Sept 2021, Thurs 10.30-11.30am.

Osteoarthritis Knee Class - (12 weeks) using Zoom - from 14th Sept 2021, Tues 10.30-11.30am.

Strength and Balance Class - (10 weeks) in person - from 22nd Sept 2021, Wed 12.00-13.00pm, Chessington KT9 2JS

Strength and Balance Class - (10 weeks) using zoom - from 24th Sept 2021, Fri 10.30-11.30am 

Please register by contacting us on tel: 0300 123 8086 or email: swlccg.betterbones@nhs.net


Join a KCN Reading Friends Group!

A national scheme being run by Kingston Libraries
Free via zoom

More information
Reading Friends is designed to tackle loneliness and social isolation by bringing people together to read, share stories, chat and have fun.  A Reading Befriender holds regular one-to-one or small group sessions that begin with the reading of a poem, short story, letter or other piece of text to spark conversation and connect people socially. It is different to a structured book group as there is no reading to do beforehand. You don’t need to be an expert in literature – simply have a love of reading you would like to share to make a difference in your local community.
 
If you are interested in joining a KCN Reading Friends group with other carers in the borough please email Lou at carers6@kingstoncarers.org.uk

Work Match - Free employment support for Kingston residents.

Has your job been affected by COVID-19? Are you looking for new opportunities or to move into a different sector? Need training or help writing your CV?

Work Match has got you covered! The free service provides local jobseekers with professional support, guidance and training and can connect you with prospective employers. Kingston is home to hundreds of businesses who value local people. Now is a great time to explore the opportunities on your doorstep, and take the next step in your career.

Find out more and register.

A new temporary Jobcentre opens to provide targeted support

A new job centre, located at Anstee House, Kingston, will open on 4 August. It will focus on those aged 25+. All customers will be notified nearer the time.

More information.