My Account


In observance of Social Prescribing Day (14 March), local charity Ruils Independent Living talks about their work to connect people with disabilities and and long term health conditions with activities in their communities, as well as partnering with us to launch the new Get Me Active Fund. 

Partner blog | 14 Mar 24

In this partner Q&A, we speak to the chair of the Richmond and Wandsworth Violence Against Women and Girls Forum, Maisha Sumah. 

Partner blog by Maisha Sumah | 14 Sept 23

In 2022 the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), Barnes Common Limited and the London Borough of Richmond on Thames all joined forces to launch the Community BlueScapes project.

Partner blog by Penny Read | 12 Sept 23

This year, the Richmond and Kingston Youth Council have brought back the Climate Change Youth Fund, an amazing opportunity for young people who have these great ideas on how to combat climate change, but don't know how to utilise them.

Partner blog by Athithra and Amelie | 14 Jun 23

A carer is a person of any age who provides unpaid care and support to a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems, or an addiction cannot manage without help.

Partner blog by Julie Da Costa | 05 Jun 23

National Children's Day takes place on Sunday 14 May 2023. This is a day of recognising the importance of having a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the freedoms and rights of children and young people.

Partner blog by Tom Humphreys and Sophie Richardson | 12 May 23

Work Match is a Council-run service, offering employment support, advice and guidance to hundreds of residents in Richmond upon Thames.

Partner blog by Simon Boorman | 22 Mar 23

In this partner Q&A, Callum Harvey, Social Prescribing and Community Development Manager at local charity (and the Mayor's Charity of the Year) Ruils Independent Living, explains what exactly 'social prescribing' is, and why this growing service is so beneficial to residents who want to take more control over their health and wellbeing.

Partner blog by Callum Harvey | 08 Mar 23

This International Women’s Day, the South London Partnership (a partnership between five South London boroughs, including Richmond upon Thames), are encouraging more women to consider a career in construction.

Partner blog by Hannah Tyers | 08 Mar 23

Independent bookstores offer a unique, quality shopping space for book lovers and newcomers alike. With comfortable atmospheres and friendly shop owners who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of books, they provide a personalised, tailored experience for each customer who walks through the door.

Partner blog by Rachel, from Parade's End Books in Ham and Adam, from The Sheen Bookshop | 02 Mar 23

In January, with the support of international charity, Rotary, I visited Kyiv, Ukraine, to witness the impact of the war on the education of the children. This is my story.

Partner blog by Robin Jowit | 16 Feb 23

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence. So we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that if you’ve been affected by this or other forms of abuse, support is available for you today. 

Partner blog by Hestia IDVA Team, Richmond | 06 Feb 23

As we came out of the Covid lockdowns in the Autumn of 2021 our volunteers Rashadee Miller and Claire van Rhyn agreed to take on the leadership of the Vine Road Community Growing Project.

Partner blog by Barnes Common | 30 Dec 22

I found out about the Richmond Climate Change Youth Fund from a Richmond borough newspaper. My mum saw the advert and encouraged me to go for it.

Partner blog by Star | 25 Nov 22

My wife and I decided to become hosts because, I think like many others, we found watching events unfold in Ukraine and Kyiv really moving and it was hard to imagine living through such a situation, so we wanted to help. Secondly, with our own children having left home, we have a house with enough space to accommodate people, therefore we thought ‘why not’?

Partner blog by Ham resident | 22 Nov 22

Did you know that Richmond has the highest level of self-harm hospitalisations among young people in London?

Partner blog by Deborah Kerpner | 07 Oct 22

The Purple Elephant Project is a local charity based in Twickenham, providing therapeutic services to children and young people experiencing mental health distress.

Partner blog by Jenny Haylock | 24 Aug 22

Did you know, three in five of us will be a carer during our lifetime, but sadly, the best part of 70% of carers fall ill from the stress and burden of caring.

Partner blog by Sara Challice | 09 Aug 22

Officers across Richmond have very much enjoyed celebrating the Jubilee with our local communities this month. We have attended street parties, met some wonderful residents, played games and soaked up the amazing party atmosphere. 

Partner blog by Inspector Jon Mcloughlin | 28 Jun 22

Hi, my name is Suniya Qureshi, and my mid-life crisis was to become a foster carer in my 40s!

Partner blog by Suniya Qureshi | 21 Jun 22

Up to: Home

Updated: 13 May 2022