Carer's Support & Advice

carer helping unwell relative

Anyone can become a carer, carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age, including children.

The Royal Borough of Kingston provide a number of support services to local carers. For more information and advice about local resources and support for carers, click on the link to the Carers pages of the council website.

You may also like to seek advice and support from Kingston Carer's Network, an independent voluntary sector chaity based locally in Kingston. More information about them and their contact details can be found below.

You can also speak to one of the doctors here at the surgery and they can make a referral on your behalf to Kingston Carers Network. You can read more about them in their new leaflet.

Kingston Carers Network (KCN)

The local network is called Kingston Carers Network  and you can find out more about them by visiting the  Kingston Carers website or emailing them at or telephoning them on 020 3031 2757.

Make good use of KCN

If you, or people you know, are caring for someone in the borough, register with KCN who are the leading, local voluntary organisation providing:

  • Information and advice
  • One to one support
  • Peer support groups
  • Outings and activities
  • Training
  • Range of therapies and treatments
  • Out of hours Legal advice
  • Counselling
  • And more!

To register or refer a carer, email or ring them on 020 3725 3048.

The forum aims to enable carers to have a stronger voice in shaping and developing local services and support for them and the people they care for. Anyone caring for a relative or friend in the borough is welcome to come along to find what other carers feel are the priorities and to have their say. We would ask that you tell carers about the forum and encourage them to join in and help shape changeā€¦

See more details of the dates of the forum or to find out more, or contact the CEO of Kingston Carer's by email at

If you are a carer and would like to receive information electronically, please contact Ruxandra Ratiu, Carers' Outreach Worker on the details listed below.

Ruxandra Ratiu 
Carers' Outreach Worker
Call 020 3725 3048 or email

You can also access up to date information on the Council's Carers Services webpage

For information on benefits that you may be entitled to as a carer, please visit the Carers UK website

Let us know if you are a carer

If you are a carer please inform us by filling out a short online register as a carer form

NHS advice for carers

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?