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 a resident with high levels of support needs, there is a small team of Community Connectors who can offer a series of one-to-one follow up appointments for up to six sessions.
During the course of these follow up appointments, your designated Community Connector will be able to support you to make positive changes in your life. These changes might be through introducing you to our wide ranging and vibrant voluntary and community sector, which offers unique, local support services and activities. Or the Community Connector could help you to make changes in your life to maintain your independence at home.
Currently, Staywell is offering a Community Connector service for people who are frail and/or elderly - you can find out more from this link.