April 2017 Edition 
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Wishing you a very Happy Easter 

Out of ideas for Easter Holiday?  We have plenty to keep you and your young ones entertained: 
  • Wednesday 5th April    9:30am-2:10pm   Story-Storks -  Beauty & The Beast
                                                                             This is a "Bookings only session" 
  • Monday 10th April        11am-2:30pm       Community Lunch.
                                                                             Open to all  - £1.00/family
                                                             Please book if you would like to have lunch
  • Tuesday 11th April                                     Kew Garden Trip
                                                                               £1.00 per Adult and 50p per child
                                                                              This is a "Bookings only session" 

Please remember that there are no Stay & Play during the holidays.
Stay & Play will resume on
Tuesday 18th April  10am-2:30pm


Tuesday - New Mums Drop-in 

11/4   Kew Gardens Outing 
18/4 & 25/4   

Wednesday -  Nayab's playtime 

Ideal for children 15 months+, come along and join in the fun, Nayab will be running lots of creative sessions that include "Messy Play"! 
This month her sessions are on 5/4, 12/4 and  26/4  
Please pop along and join in, this is a drop-in session.

Thursday - Born too soon Support Group  11am-2pm
Dates for April are:  6/4, 13/4, 20/4 & 27/4 

Did you know...
  • 60% of the prison population has dependent children
  • 200,000 children/young people in England and Wales have a parent in prison
  • Children/young people with a parent in prison are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than their peers
  • This group of children may feel worry, shame, anger, embarrassment, confusion, fear, sadness, grief, relief, guilt, burden, worthlessness
If you are a local family (or know someone) who may be struggling with a variety of issues as a result of a close member of the family being imprisoned, click here to find our how Families Apart can support your family. We can really help. 

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to our long-time colleague, Sue Bradford. We cannot thank her enough for all her fantastic work and the support she has given to all the families she worked with and our team. We will really miss her.

Please come along on Monday 24th April for a farewell lunch 12:30 to 2 pm. Please let us know if you are planning to come so we can make sure we are fully catered. There will be a Crafty Monday Drop-in during the day as normal.

Volunteering in Kingston

Would you be interested in supporting the Health & Well-being of your community?    

KVA are running a Digital Health Navigator Skills of workshops for anyone volunteering in Kingston Borough. If you know someone or are interested, book your space for the forthcoming dates: 20th April & 4th May, at Hillcroft College, 1.30 to 4.30pm. 

To find out more information please go to the link

Closer to home, we are delighted to welcome David our new DIY/
Handyman. We still need more practical help with WelCare House. So if you are interested in gardening/DIY. Please come join the team.
Interested, drop us an email to or call on 0208 546 3258

Come join us and be part of something bigger 


We believe that as local Parents you should - Have your say! Please read on, this is an important issue.

Everyone in Kingston has equal access to necessary care. 
The Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of 22 GP practices across the Borough and responsible for buying healthcare for the 204,510 people registered with these practices.
The CCG provides treatment which offers value to the community. But to remain within its allocated budget, the Group needs to consider some changes to local healthcare which could mean to a range of treatments and medication no longer available as prescriptions. 

Some services that are being considered include: 
  • Gluten Free foods
  • Vitamin D
  • Baby Milk 
  • Self-care medications 
  • IVF and specialised fertility treatments 
  • Fitness for surgery (smoking cessation/weight loss)
Kingston CCG is committed to engaging the local community on any changes to commissioning. To achieve an effective engagement, they propose to: 
  • Identify patients and/or groups of patients who may be disproportionally affected by any commissioning changes
  • Meet with groups, and the general public to discuss the proposed changes
  • Assess any potentially negative (or positive) impacts on the community 
  • Encourage the use of the questionnaire to provide some quantitative data 
  • Carry out an Equalities Impact Assessment 
  • Gather and assess existing patient data working closely with Healthwatch and other patient groups
Where will the Kingston CCG engage over the coming weeks: 
  • Public drop-in sessions across the borough:
            Thursday 6th April - 11 am to 2 pm-  at the Richard Mayo Centre, Kingston 
             Wednesday 12th April - 2 to 5pm, Surbiton Health Centre, Surbiton
  • Attendance at events and meetings with groups who may be affected by the changes
  • Presentation to voluntary and community representatives  at Kingston Voluntary Action (KVA) Health & Wellbeing Network
  • Social media
  • On line questionnaire
Further information and access to the questionnaire are made available on the following link:
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Kingston WelCare Data Protection Statement 
Kingston WelCare offers a confidential service; this means family’s personal data is held in line with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 Guidance. We also collect this information to comply with the terms under which we receive funding, and our failure to do so would drastically reduce our ability to fund our service. So please be understanding when we ask you to fill in our bits of paper.
At WelCare we regularly take photos during our activities. We keep all photos taken on file at WelCare and use selected photos to promote our service
andraisemuch needed funds to keep WelCare open. We understand that not everyone will be happy to be photographed, so if you would prefer not be in our photos, just inform us at the time and your wishes will be respected.
Information Provided to Kingston WelCare and all Photographs belonging to Kingston WelCare will only be used for the benefit of the organisation and will not be shared with a third party without your consent, unless we are legally required to do so. We are happy for parents to have copies of the photos we have of their children.

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