We run a number of activities, trips and workshops for adult carers throughout the year.

Carers tell us that it is good to meet other carers and share their experiences with people who understand. Many new friendships have developed through our social activities. 

 

April:

Dementia Carers Lunch Club – DEMENTIA CARERS ONLY

Thursday 11th April

A monthly Lunch for our Dementia Carers – a chance to meet other carers over a lovely, relaxed lunch.

12 midday until 2pm, Druids Head, 3 Market Place Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 1JT, £4 per Carer - special lunch menu

 

Wellbeing Workshop – Hoarding Disorder

Monday 15th April 

Radfield Homecare in Chessington, have kindly offered to run some Workshop for our Carers. This session will look at ‘Hoarding’ and discuss the different reasons why people collect clutter until it is dangerous for their life. There will be a discussion on how to talk to people who show hoarding behaviour and how to help them get rid of the clutter without them feeling unhappy, anxious or vulnerable. 

FREE, Radfield Homecare, Trident Court, 1 Oakcroft Road, KT9 1BD, Chessington – 10:30am until 12:30pm

 

Facials and Hand Treatment Day at - Arena Salon, Kingston College

Tuesday 30th April

Arena Salon would like to offer our Carers Facials and Hand Treatments – treatments we struggle to provide from our Wellbeing Room at the KCN Office.  The Beauty Therapists are trainees but super keen to learn and will already have a good degree of training already. Arena Salon is offering a fantastic discount on an already good value price and we will be subsiding this further for our Carers. 

Facials will be £4 for a 1 hour treatment and Deluxe Hand Treatment will be £3 for a 45 minute treatment, appointments starting from 10:30am.

 

  

May:

Craft Club – Silk Painting
Friday 3rd May

Have a play with marbling paints onto paper and fabric squares. It’s great fun to see what designs are created using a few simple tools. A brilliant skill for cardmaking or small sewing projects.


£4 towards resources, tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits. 10am until 12midday, KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF

 

Sensory Palaces – DEMENTIA CARERS & CARED FOR ONLY


Tuesday 7th May

Sensory Palaces is a health and wellbeing programme for people living with dementia and their Carers at Hampton Court Palace (and also Kew Palace).
This session is two hours long and offers a chance to explore stories and characters from the Palace’s history in period spaces.
Each session participants take part in activities such as arts and crafts, music, dance or drama which stimulate the senses.
We have booked for 6 ‘couples’ to attend and by ‘couple’ this can be any family member with their Cared For or even a Care Worker.
FREE, transport TBC, 10:30am until 12:30pm. For more information and to book please email wellbeing@kingstoncarers.org.uk or call 020 3559 2824.

  

Diabetes Information Session and Lunch

Monday 8th May - 11:00am - 1:30pm

We have invited the Chairman from the Kingston Branch of Diabetes UK, Richard Allen, to come and give a short talk on diabetes. Diabetes affects so many of us and it can be a condition that is hard to manage, so this will be a useful workshop to attend to find out more about diabetes and the opportunities there are for Kingston residents. Lunch will follow after the talk.

FREE, KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF

  

Dementia Carers Lunch Club– DEMENTIA CARERS ONLY

Thursday 9th May

A monthly Lunch for our Dementia Carers – a chance to meet other carers over a lovely, relaxed lunch.

FREE - 12 midday, The Pottery Tapas Bar, Park Road, Kingston – special lunch menu – drink not included

 

Sassy Stirrers Cookery Class

Tuesday 21st May

Susan from Sassy Stirrers will be running her evening cookery class for KCN Carers, where she will demonstrate how to cook some delicious recipes, usually a main, side and dessert. This is a hands-on session so following the demonstration; it will be your turn to cook! We usually eat together at the end and leftovers are taken home.

£5 per Carer, Southborough High School, no transport provided, 5:30pm until 8pm.

 

Royal Albert Hall – Abbaphonic

Wednesday 29th May

Celebrating ABBA’s greatest hits in all their sparkling, show-stopping glory, West End stars Abbie Osmon and Emma Kershaw will perform an amazing line-up of the Swedish pop group’s timeless classics in ABBAphonic.

With the amplified Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sensational backing singers, ABBA’s hit songs will be performed with the RPO’s signature symphonic twist!

Featuring all the ABBA classics including: Mamma MiaDancing Queen, WaterlooSuper TrouperTake a ChanceI Have a DreamS.O.S, Knowing Me, Knowing You and many, many more!

 £5 towards ticket and transport to the Royal Albert Hall, leaving Tolworth at 1:45pm and returning to Tolworth for approximately for 5pm.

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

  

 

June:    

Carers Week events

Monday 10th June

Cream Tea at Mayfield Lavender Farm

Enjoy a Lavender Cream Tea with a home-baked lavender scone, jam, clotted cream and butter, served with your choice of tea, coffee or lavender lemonade.

Leaving KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF at 1.15pm and arriving back for approximately 4.00pm

 

Tuesday 11th June

Tower Bridge and Engine Rooms

Set amongst the original steam engines, coal burners and accumulators that once powered the raising of Tower Bridge, uncover the fascinating histories of cooks, coal stokers and engineers.

Meeting at Waterloo Station for 11.00am

 

Wednesday 12th June

Working for Carers Talk with David Still

Followed by lunch. See page 4 for full details.

KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF

 

Thursday 6th or 13th June

Carers Week Party for Adult and Young Carers

There will be food as well as stalls for carers to enjoy – it will be great fun! We are still in the planning stage of this event but we hope to have plenty of activities for carers to take part in.

To register your interest in attending, please contact Vanessa on 020 3559 2824 or email wellbeing@kingstoncarers.org.uk

3.30pm until 6.00pm, Surbiton Methodist Tennis Club – the Club is situated between 11 & 13 Manor Drive, Surbiton.

 

 

Everyday First Aid for Carers
Thursday 20th June

This two hour session will cover the following priority topics:
How to support: Someone who is prone to falls, Head Injuries, Severe Bleeds, Broken Bones, Unresponsive but breathing normally

FREE, Venue TBC

 

B.Y.O.C Coffee Morning
Friday 21st June

Our coffee mornings are a chance to take a break, meet new people and make progress on your latest craft project.

FREE, tea/coffees and biscuits provided, 10.00am until 12.00pm,
KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF

 

Wellbeing Workshop – Living Well in Your Senior Years
Thursday 27th June

This talk will look at some of the common challenges of elderly years, for example, falls, fraud, abuse, social isolation, malnutrition and dehydration. For every challenge the group will come up with a local solution, local organisations and support groups, so that people leave feeling supported. 

FREE, Radfield Homecare, Trident Court, 1 Oakcroft Road, Chessington, KT9 1BD, 10:30am until 12:30pm

 

 

July:

Planning for the Last Years of Life Workshop for Carers

Thursday 4th July

Mirielle Hayden from Gentle Dusk delivered a fantastic workshop a couple of years ago for our carers and she will be delivering this workshop again for KCN carers this month. Thinking about what will happen in the last years of life is incredibly difficult and very difficult to talk about but planning for this time can be incredibly useful and important in ensuring your needs and wishes and also those of the person you care for, are met.

This workshop will look at the importance of planning for the last years of life (with a particular focus on advance care planning); and will provide information to carers about how they, and those they care for can complete an advance care plan.

FREE, 11.00am until 2.30pm - lunch and refreshments will be provided, KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, KT6 7HF

  

Craft Club - Weaving

Friday 5th July

A little bit of weaving – making a small sample. Dig into an assortment of fibres, wool scraps, & ribbons, on the warp, go from right to left on the weft. You can take your weaving board home with you to continue weaving at home.

£4 towards resources, tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits. 10am until 12midday, KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth

 

Seaside Trip

Wednesday 10th July

This year we will head to Eastbourne! Enjoy a lovely day by the sea, grab some lunch, walk along the pier and maybe visit a museum. We have been lucky the last few years with the weather, so fingers crossed the weather will be lovely.

£5 per carer, Coach leaving from Tolworth at 9:30am and returning for approximately 17:30pm

 

Dementia Carers Lunch Club – DEMENTIA CARERS ONLY

Thursday 11th July

 A monthly Lunch for our Dementia Carers – a chance to meet other carers over a lovely, relaxed lunch.

 £3 per Carer, La Fratelli Restaurant, Tolworth Broadway

 

  

August:

Dementia Carers Lunch Club– DEMENTIA CARERS ONLY

Thursday 8th August

A monthly Lunch for our Dementia Carers – a chance to meet other carers over a lovely, relaxed lunch.

£3 – drinks not included, Woody’s, 5 Rams Passage, Kingston, KT1 1HH

 

KCN Summer Barbecue

Wednesday 14th August

We were so unlucky last year with the weather for our Summer Party. This year we are having our Summer Barbecue at The Brook, Kingston Lodge Hotel, so we have an indoor option just in case!

The hotel have organised a lovely barbecue menu for us to enjoy in their courtyard.

FREE, drinks not included
12.00pm until 2.00pm, The Brook, Kingston Lodge Hotel, Kingston, KT2 7NP

 

B.Y.O.C Coffee Morning:

Friday 16th August

Our coffee mornings are a chance to take a break, meet new people and make progress on your latest craft project.

 FREE, tea/coffees and biscuits provided, 10am until 12midday, KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7HF

 

Kew Gardens
Thursday 22nd August

Kew Gardens is lovely to visit in the Summer, pack a picnic or grab some lunch in one of the cafes and enjoy some time in the lovely park.

£3 per Carer, minibuses to leave from the KCN Office at 10:30am and returning approximately for 3pm

 

  

September:

Watts Gallery Artists Village
Wednesday 4th September

This month we will be heading to Watts Gallery, Artists Village. There will be a booked tour, followed with some time for lunch and for Carers to explore the village.

£8 includes a guided tour, entrance into the ‘village’ and transport.
Leaving KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth at 10:30am and arriving back for 2:30pm.

  

Craft Club - Macrame
Friday 6th September - Macrame

Hark back to the 1970s by creating a bracelet with basic macramé knots.

£4 towards resources, tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits.
10am until 12midday, KCN Office, 418 Ewell Road, Tolworth

 

Dementia Carers Lunch Club– DEMENTIA CARERS ONLY

Thursday 12th September

A monthly Lunch for our Dementia Carers – a chance to meet other carers over a lovely, relaxed lunch.

£4 per carer, Venue TBC, 1 2 midday until 2pm

 

Wellbeing Workshop – Dementia Friends
Tuesday 17th September

Dementia Friends, in cooperation with The Alzheimer's society. The aim of the session is to raise awareness about dementia and pass the five key messages created by the Alzheimer's Society. At the end of the information session, the participants can become dementia friends and they will receive a badge showing them to be a 'Dementia friend'.

FREE, Radfield Homecare, Trident Court, 1 Oakcroft Road, Chessington, KT9 1BD – 10:30am until 12:30pm

 

 

If you would like more information on our social activities, contact the Wellbeing and Inclusion Coordinator on wellbeing@kingstoncarers.org.uk or 020 3559 2824.

 

 

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