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Self care and information for residents

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, we have been working with Connected Kingston to make sure that residents have the information they need to to help take care of themselves while staying at home.

Information ranges from local food delivery options if you can’t get a slot with your local supermarket, to how to look after your mental health. This has meant uploading a huge amount of information in the last few weeks and we are still uploading more information every day.

Connected Kingston (our local service offer website) has been updated to include the most relevant information based on what residents are most frequently asking us.

You can find information on:

  • Staying mentally well
  • Keeping physically fit
  • Getting food
  • Finance and employment
  • Community support
  • Housing support
  • Support after a death

We have also been responding to general enquiries that residents have because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many of whom have been seeking financial advice through our Kingston Stronger Together Hub. We appreciate that the uncertainty of the current situation can make financial difficulties particularly stressful, we are supporting people to access the range of national and local financial support options available to them, whether they are tenants, home-owners, small business owners, employees, employers or anything in between. 

A Kingston resident and small business owner said:

‘THANK YOU. You have no idea what a relief this is to hear. Wishing you and your family and colleagues all the very best too. Again from the bottom of my heart, thank you for processing and sending my grant.’                                                     

You can find out more about getting help or information during COVID-19 on the council website or Connected Kingston.