Kingston Carers Networking

Our Chosen Charity 2017/18


Kingston Carers’ Network (KCN) is a local registered charity, providing independent information, advice, advocacy and support to people who care for someone living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

We support carers of all ages, including young carers aged 5 to 18.

We are also committed to ensuring that carers have a stronger voice, and so we offer a range of opportunities for carers to have a say in the way health, social care and carers’ services are run in the borough.

We represent our carers’ views across the borough to ensure that local decision-makers fully consider the needs of carers.

How we help carers?

KCN has developed a holistic approach to supporting carers of all ages by meeting the outcomes of the National Carers Strategy: – 

  • Relieving hardship: carers should not be financially disadvantaged through caring
  • Improving quality of life: carers should be mentally and physically well, and treated with dignity
  • Building confidence and respect: carers should be recognised and supported as expert partners
  • Providing young carers with a positive future: creating positive experiences through peer support activities, and ensuring that children thrive and are protected from inappropriate caring roles
  • Reducing isolation: carers should able to enjoy a life outside caring

Our funders include:

  • the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group
  • the Royal Borough of Kingston
  • Kingston Public Health
  • Big Lottery
  • Children in Need
  • Comic Relief
  • other charitable trusts and donors

The Chamber Sharks took part the annual Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge on 16th July.  An amazing 54 teams took part in total, raising an estimated £50,000+ for charity.  Some really fast times this year and a thrilling nine boat final with only 1.7 seconds between 1st and 9th Boat. The Chamber Sharks may not have made the finals but a great time was had by all and most importantly it raised (and will continue to raise) important funds for Kingston Carers’ Network.  You can still show your support for the team by donating here.