Time to Talk Day ......... Thursday the 6th Feb ........ 10am till 1pm @ Kingston WelCare

         

                      Come join us for Tea Cakes and lots of Chat about our Mental Health

 

Did you know?

 

 Kingston WelCare is a Christian based, well-respected local organisation with a rich history in providing parent and child welfare services. This year we celebrate 130 years of the work of WelCare in Kingston.

 Our presence in Kingston has been the building block that has helped many parents develop lifelong supportive friendships. WelCare’s services empower parents, and in so doing creates a perpetual ripple effect. For many families, it only requires small changes to hold the family together. The Kingston parent community continues to need grass root organisations like Kingston WelCare that offer effective ‘early help’ so parents do not have to wait until their difficulties escalate, and meet statutory thresholds to be supported. Importantly our services are parent led, and ‘Peer Support’ is fundamental to our delivery ethos.

WelCare is always looking for volunteer support from the local community and businesses keen to help us raise funds in order to continue our services for local families. If you are unable to come along on Time to talk day, please visit our website and get in touch if you would like to know more about our organisation. manager@welcarekingston.org.uk

 

 

Time to Talk Day     

 

Thursday the 6th Feb          

 

10am till 1pm

 

Join us at Kingston WelCare, for tea, homemade cakes and great chats about our Mental Health.

 That is   Yours   Mine   Our Childrens   Our Communities

 Pop in for 30mins, and check out the range of services we have to support local parents living with mental ill health.

 

 

Happy New Year!!

WelCome to 2020, and a year full of great new adventures for Kingston WelCare and our families.

Having celebrated our 30th anniversary at WelCare House in 2019, this year we reach another major milestone;130+ years of service to Kingston's Parent Community. Kingston WelCare is proud to have helped so many  families grow stronger and create life long friendships with their WelCare peers.

Kingston WelCare has a very rich local history and we are planning to extract some key historical highlights from the past century to illustrate 'WelCare Voices'. There will also be plenty of opportunities for local residents to get involved and develop new skills. 

                

New projects at WelCare starting this January/February-Start dates and times, coming soon.

 

PlayPlus- for babies and children in families affected by Post Natal Depression. Monday and Tuesdays.

Antenatal Support Group- for English as a second language mums to be. 2nd and 4thTuesday of each month.

Breast Feeding Support- Open to all mums. 2nd and 4thThursday of each month.

 

 

 

It's the season to be Jolly ..... Kingston WelCare would like to wish all our wonderful parents and their families a Very Happy and peaceful Christmas. Enjoy the holidays, and we'll look forward to welcoming you back into WelCare in the New Year. 

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Kingston WelCare has had a challenging year,seeking funding to maintain it's services to families, and we are very pleased to  end the year with 2 funded projects, and several newly established weekly and monthly support groups. To all our wonderful supporters and friends of WelCare, we could not have done it without you! Thank you one and all and to all a very Merry Christmas, and a Very Happy New Year.

 

October 2019   New Funding for Kingston Families.

Kingston WelCare secures 3 year BBC Children in Need Grant to support Children living  in families with Post-natal depression.   

 We are so excited to be able to offer this new service to Kingston Parents and  their children. We will  be launching our  new Post-Natal Play+ service from January 2020 thanks to 3 year funding Confirmed this month. We are so excited to be able to offer weekly support to help children in households where their parents are struggling due to post-natal depression. 

If you or someone you know is intrested in getting support please contact WelCare for more info.

 

September 2019 Latest News

This Summer Kingston WelCare has secured 2 new funding pots for 2 exciting projects offering more support to local Families.

Look out for Info on our new service coming soon, and just a reminder we already have our Families connect service up and running.    

The funds we secured means we have a social worker in post offering a Families Connect service to parents  with Mental Health Issues.

Drop- in on Monday's to get support or email to make a 1 to 1 appointment.

Contact Sue at - familiesconnect @welcarekingston.org.uk

 

August 2019     This SUMMER WelCare delivered 4 weeks of HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES our small team supported  22 Families and 36 children over 14 outings, craft clubs and weekly lunch clubs.  Thanks to the teamm for your commitment and energy and helping our families have a fun time.

If you are a local familiy with children up to 9years and would like to join us over October Half Term,  Sign Up Now!! email manager@welcarekingston.org.uk

         

 

 July 2019     Congratulations!!!  Our medal winning Team 'Dragon without Borders'  who came third in the Kingston Dragon Boat Race,

have raised almost 3k for Kingston WelCare. Well done team, Really Great News, and Thank you!!

You can still donate below, as every penny raised really does make a huge difference to a local family.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/DRAGONSWITHOUTBORDERS2019  or use the virgin link below. Thank you for donating.

 

July 2019   30 Years at WelCare House

 

        Missed our Birthday celebration! 

No worries as our birthday is  just the start of a year long project entittled  WelCare Voices' 

so you'll be able to join us for more events throughout the year, leading to our 130+ year, of offering support to Kingston Families.

 

 

About WelCare

    

 

 The Parents Place

 WelCare House is a place for local families to meet, connect and support each other. We care about parents and parenting and

WelCare House has a long history of being a friendly and open place where parents and children can build confidence,

support each other and get advice. We understand the challenges of parenting andwelcome families from all backgrounds to WelCare.

Parents value our friendly personal approach. We have a longstanding presence in the local community that enables us to provide

long-term support for families. Click HERE if  YOU are interested in knowing what we can do for you and your family.       

 

What We Offer

  We have a drop-in service for parents who need advice and support or just a place to go to connect with others. 

We organise play for families, including during the holidaysWe offer  support to parents experiencing mental health issues 

and have a weekly peer support group. We organise workshops and well-being session to help  parents manage

the stress of daily life.

 

 New Volunteering Opportunities.                               

 Kingston WelCare is your local charity supporting  Parents and their children to have fun together and  make friends in their community.

 We have opportunities for local residents/parents to support  our activities,develop new skills and make new friends.

  Volunteering is also a great way for  empty nesters and stay at home parents to use their life experience to support others in their local community.

Kingston WelCare will ask all potential volunteers to comply with routine, but robust application checks.

 email: manager@welcarekingston.org.uk  for more info.

 

Support Our Work

Our ethos is to create a better local community for all by supporting parents and families. We are a small independent organisation

with strong roots in the local community and  we are dependent on local recognition and support to maintain our services. WelCare

relies on the generosity of people like you to help us to continue the vital work we do. We have opportunities for you to volunteer,

to raise money through sponsorship or by regular giving or to support us if you are a business. Your support really makes a

difference to the community.       Click to see how YOU can make a difference. 

   

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