Health and care costs
Support available in the borough for health and care costs.
Adult Social Care
Adult Social Care can help people who are elderly or have disabilities. They can also help you connect with local neighbourhood groups, and services such as libraries and health services.
They can also help you if you look after someone else.
Telephone: 020 8891 7971
Richmond Carers Centre
Richmond Carers Centre provides free and confidential information, advice and emotional support to unpaid carers living in or caring for someone in Richmond upon Thames.
Neighbourhood Care Groups
There are eight Neighbourhood Care Groups across Richmond upon Thames who can help with everything from transport for medical appointments, prescription collections and shopping trips, to befriending and companionship.
Caring for children with special educational needs and disabilities
If you are child has special needs, there is support available from our local SEND provision. Support is available for education, care, transport and finances.
Find out more via Achieving for Children.
Prescription and other NHS support
If you struggle to pay for your prescriptions, you might be eligible for free NHS prescriptions.
Alternatively, if you have to pay for a lot of prescriptions, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate.
Call your GP for advice.
There is also support for other NHS costs.
Up to: Richmond Cost of Living Hub
Updated: 31 August 2022