Health & Social Care
KVA works to support a healthy Kingston. We have a role in supporting the co-ordination and integration of the voluntary sector and local health and social care services. This ensures that Kingston’s people receive the holistic support they need to flourish.
We are currently involved in a number of health related projects:
Kingston Digital Health
The Kingston Digital Health Project seeks to help people in Kingston to access relevant health information online, through signposting people to local health networks, services, online directories and tools.
We are also offering staff and volunteers at local voluntary and community groups, the opportunity to join our digital health navigators training programme, giving you the skills to support people in your community to access relevant health information online. This fully funded training is open to anyone with a genuine interest in building the health and wellbeing of the local community.
KVA has been working with the local VCS colleagues, the Council and statutory health partners, to develop a Social Prescribing model for Kingston's residents. Social Prescribing is a method to refer, or self refer, individuals to non clinical services to improve their health and wellbeing.
We see this as a way for sectors in Kingston to collaborate and offer our residents the holistic support they need to lead healthy and happy lives. See more information here.
Kingston Self Care
KVA is also a supporter of the Kingston Self Care campaign, which encourages local residents to look after their own health and wellbeing. The campaign focuses on a different theme each month- eg: stop smoking, carers, excercise and highlights to residents resources and services that can empower them to build their own wellbeing.