Age Concern Kingston
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.
Click a link above for more information about our service and how to contact us.
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
- Tom Bell is our Community Services Development Manager
- Tulloch Kempe is our Stay Well at Home Service Manager
News about us
ACK’s Saturday Club is an independent service for people living with dementia, their family carers and supporters. The club meets once a month on the second Saturday of every month.
We provide a place to meet, to socialise, and participate in a group activity. We share experiences and information with each other, and our specialist team is on hand to provide information and advice.
A buffet lunch is provided between 12 noon and 1.00 pm, which costs £5.00 per person.
Special events include: summer B-B-Q / Christmas Lunch / occasional raffles / specialist speakers / musical entertainers / singing.
New members are welcome.
Please contact us to find out more.