Who is an unpaid carer

Next steps if you think you are a carer

Contact our partner, Kingston Carers' Network (KCN) by phone on 020 3031 2757 or you can contact them by email admin@kingstoncarers.org.uk. KCN can help you work out your next steps which might include taking a carers’ assessment.

KCN can give you impartial information, advice and support you in your caring role.

If you are already in contact with Kingston’s Adult Social Care team or Achieving for Children, a social enterprise that provides children services you can discuss your caring role with your social worker.

Online resources to help you

Connected Kingston is a handy online resource designed to make life easier for unpaid carers like you. 

It's like a one-stop shop where you can find all sorts of local services and support to help you take care of someone. You can search and access information any time you need it.

You can use it to:

  • find local services activities including advice on caring, mental health support and activities to do with the person you care for
  • stay informed and learn new things that can help in your caring role. There are tips and advice on health, wellbeing, and much more
  • find opportunities to connect with other carers. You can make new friends and share experiences and support each other

Last Modified: 14/02/2024 12:12:46