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Local care workers and personal assistants who have gone the extra mile to provide outstanding care and support to residents took centre stage at our annual Dignity in Care Awards ceremony on Tuesday 9 July 2024, at York House in Twickenham. 

Council news | 10 Jul 24

On Monday 15 July, residents are invited to join Ruils Independent Living and other local organisations for free lunch, massages and child-friendly activities to explore how to improve family wellbeing.

Community news | Ruils Independent Living | 09 Jul 24

During July, local health professionals will be available on our community Health Bus and at weekly drop-in clinics to speak to you about free, personalised support to help you kick smoking for good.

Council news | 02 Jul 24

As temperatures continue to rise, you should take extra care to protect your health and the health of those around you.

Council news | 21 Jun 24

Barnes Runners are welcoming residents of all ages to join their free running group to help boost their overall wellbeing.

Community news | Barnes Runners | 13 Jun 24

Could you run an event or activity to protect young children from illnesses this summer? Funding is available to support you.

Council news | 11 Jun 24

As part of Carers Week, taking place between the 10 to 16 June, residents are being invited to host a tea party to help raise funds in support of those caring for a loved one.

Community news | Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston Upon Thames | 07 Jun 24

Carers Week which runs from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 June, aims to recognise the tremendous contribution that people who care for a loved one make to society and raise awareness of the support available to our carers locally. 

Council news | 06 Jun 24

St. Mary’s University and Dottore London Clinic are hosting a free mental health awareness workshop to promote wellbeing and mental health and care strategies for residents.

Community news | St. Mary’s University | 06 Jun 24

Whooping cough cases are rising in London, and the illness can be life-threatening for newborns. 

Council news | 03 Jun 24

Local charity Ruils Independent Living is hosting a free Bus Garage Access Day on 14 June for residents to explore accessible facilities on public transportation.

Community news | Ruils Independent Living | 03 Jun 24

Local community groups and organisations can apply for a defibrillator with help from available funding schemes, to ensure they are readily available to our residents when it matters most.

Council news | 31 May 24

RM Partners, the North West and South West London Cancer Alliance, is running a new Community Cancer Awareness Grants Programme for local voluntary and community groups.

Community news | RM Partners | 23 May 24

In response to falling rates of critical childhood vaccinations, we have worked in partnership with the NHS and residents to investigate the challenges and propose solutions to improve uptake and help protect our communities.

Council news | 22 May 24

In Richmond, there are an estimated 7,200 people known to be at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Find out about free local resources to help you understand and manage your risk. 

Council news | 21 May 24

Healthwatch Richmond is running a survey to understand residents’ experiences of booking GP appointments and virtual consultations, to help optimise the delivery of care.

Community news | Healthwatch Richmond | 15 May 24

Richmond Moves will be joining Mental Health Awareness Week from 13 to 19 May to promote wellbeing through movement.

Council news | 14 May 24

As part of Dementia Action Week, residents are invited to join a free drop-in information session on Friday 17 May from 11am to 3pm at Civic Centre in Twickenham. 

Council news | 13 May 24

Join Ruils for a free walk-in Community Health Fair and discover how small, simple steps can transform your health and wellbeing.

Community news | Ruils | 10 May 24

Our Stop Smoking Service is offering adults who smoke the opportunity to take part in a national initiative that supports them to swap cigarettes for a free vape kit and behavioural support for up to 12 weeks.

Council news | 08 May 24

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Updated: 13 May 2022