Please take a look at our Wellbeing Newlsetter to find out about the activities we have arranged.

 

Wellbeing Activities for Summer 2021!

KCN SUMMER PROGRAMME 2021

All our summer activities are now fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email Layla - wellbeing@kingstoncarers.org.uk or call 07818 878 931 and leave a message.

Our activities are organised by KCN for carers in the borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames

  • Mon 9th August, Mayfield Lavender Farm with Cream Tea (if available), 1pm - 4:30pm, £4
  • Sat 21st August, Seaside Trip to Worthing, 9am - 4:30pm, £5

Payment to be brought as cash on the day.

 

Covid requirements and Social Distancing

For all our activities requiring transport we have booked minibuses from RAKAT – the Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport service. They supply 16-seater mini-buses which are maintained to strict covid secure standards:

  1. Deep cleaning and fogging of the buses are done before each use. Each is only booked out to one group per day.
  2. Face masks must be worn by passengers for the duration of the journey unless medically exempt
  3. Hand sanitiser is used by all passengers before and after each journey
  4. Passenger’s temperatures will be taken before boarding

In addition to the above KCN will request a vaccinated driver (where available).

If you wish to book a fully socially distanced seat – please indicate this at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you. If this is not possible we will be in touch to discuss this with you.

 


 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.