Age Concern Kingston
Age Concern Kingston is the largest and most successful independent voluntary organisation supporting, and working with, older people in south west London.
We offer a range of services and projects, both building-based and in the community, designed to support people's independence and well-being.
We work in ways that are person-centred, so that when someone first approaches us, a whole array of services is made easily accessible.
We want to make a real difference to those who use our services, and help improve their quality of life.
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An example of the work we do
Mr A has serious mobility problems and has difficulty walking around his bungalow even with a stick. Living alone since the death of his wife 5 years ago, his poor balance means that he is in danger of falls and cannot use the bath safely. He admits that he can no longer be bothered to cook. He recognises his frailty and expressed his fear of being alone – and of going into a residential home. But at the same time he had resisted having home care.
Our handyperson became involved simply to remove some of the clutter than Mr A had accumulated. But after that he agreed to having his shower repaired and grab rails fitted. He also agreed to an appointment with our caseworker, gave permission for her to talk to Mr A’s family, and later asked for help to go to look at some sheltered housing near them. Mr A is now well on the way to selling up and moving.
Key people & contact details
- Anna Heddle (pictured) is our Health & Wellbeing lead. Call 01482 587 550 and ask for her, or email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tom Bell is our Community Services Development Manager
- Tulloch Kempe is our Stay Well at Home Service Manager
News about us
‘Crucial support’ in Housing advice for elderly and disabled Lincolnshire residents
We’ve recently recruited Catrin Fieldson as our new Housing Options Advisor. In this role Catrin is uniquely positioned to help elderly and disabled residents of Lincolnshire assess and respond to their housing needs, such as whether to move to a move accessible home, or whether to stay put and adapt their home to meet their changing circumstances.
“The role of Housing Options is to give vulnerable people the support they need to help them make the right housing choice,” Catrin explains. “I visit clients and try and get a complete picture of their care and housing needs by helping them complete a comprehensive questionnaire that captures how they feel about ALL aspects of their home.
If their decision is to move to more suitable housing, I will help and support them and allay their fears that they would have to go through the process of moving alone.”