Kingston Carers' Network

Are you looking after someone?


There are 13,000 unpaid Carers in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Kingston Carers’ Network is the only organisation in the Borough dedicated to providing independent information, support and advocacy to this growing band of young people and adults who provide long-term unpaid care to a relative, partner or friend.

Who is a carer?

A carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner or friend in need of help because they are ill, frail, have a disability, mental health problem, suffer from dementia or are dependent on drugs or alcohol. Many carers, including young carers, provide in excess of 50 hours of care per week.

As a result they may experience a decline in their own mental and physical health and suffer isolation and financial hardship.

How we can help

The services provided by Kingston Carers’ Network aim to minimise these consequences by offering practical and emotional support and opportunities to take regular breaks from the responsibilities of caring. Carers can also benefit from a range of complimentary therapies and beauty treatments

.Carers on the London Eye

Our holistic approach allows us to offer a single point of contact for a range of services for carers; thus we are able to offer continuity to carers with complex and evolving needs


 Young Carers' Project 

We are the only organisation in the Borough with a team dedicated to supporting the needs of Young Carers (5-18) and as such have a wealth of experience and expertise in issues which affect their lives.

Young carers drama workshop



Young Carers trip to Disneyland Paris

18 of our Young Carers had a brilliant day trip to Disneyland Paris courtesy of British Airways & Comic Relief.  They were accompanied by X Factor finalists Only the Young and other celebrities.  Read more about this once in a lifetime trip

Ready for Disneyland

Thinking ahead guide

The RBK Learning Disability Service has been raising the profile of the thinking ahead guide and has been working with families and carers to help them to start to think about putting plans together for the future.

The thinking ahead guide is for parents and carers, find out more

Thinking adhead guide

New mentoring programme for young carers

Could you help a young carer achieve their potential? Find out how

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