If you live (or work) in Kingston upon Thames, there are a number of ways you can use the Connected Kingston service.
Browse the site and make contact yourself
You can use Connected Kingston to introduce yourself to a service, a local group or an activity taking place in Kingston upon Thames. There are currently over 180 listings on the site with more being added weekly. All contact details and information about each services is available on the site and if the organisation accepts referrals, there is a button you can click to make contact with that organisation. If you would like advice from a trained Connected Kingston champion, who can help you find a relevant service read the next section.
Ask a Connected Kingston Champion to advise you
You can speak to a trained Connected Kingston Champion, who will be able to provide help and support to access information about activities and opportunities in your community that could have a positive impact on on your health and well being. You can find Connected Kingston Champions in a wide range of locations, including:
- Council offices
- Leisure centres
- Housing offices
- GP practices
- and many Voluntary and Community Groups
Contact the Community Connector Service
If you are an adult resident with higher levels of support needs and are registered with a GP in Kingston, you may benefit from the support of a Staywell Community Connector (social prescribing link worker).
We encourage self-help and support, working with you to create and follow a personal and achievable action plan, and supporting you to maintain your independence at home. We will also help you to access voluntary and community services and/or resources wherever possible, in order to address any non- medical needs you may have, and to make positive changes in your life.
A free service which works with individuals on a short term basis with typically six interventions – a meeting, phone call, escorted trip or piece of research, in order to support the person to feel more involved in their community, meet new people and make some changes in order to improve their health and wellbeing.