Help in Kingston Care and support Community support team The Staywell Community Team offers you support to remain independent in your home and community How does it work? We will visit you at home and spend time getting to know you, and understand your concerns and wishes. We can then support you to put plans in place. This may include: looking at opportunities and activities in the community, including our social centres, local groups and classes; referring you to our quality assured advice service for help to maximise your income, access transport options and receive independent advice about all aspects of your life; exploring services that can help you feel comfortable at home such as our Befriending service, our chargeable [email protected] or Handyperson services or other community support that is right for you; we can also offer some short term practical help such as shopping, or accompanying you for a walk to build up your confidence. The service is free to those living in the Borough of Kingston or with a Kingston GP. It is staffed by experienced, trained staff and volunteers, all of whom have a current DBS check. How do I get in touch with the service? If you are a health or social care professional and wish to make a referral to the Community Team, you can download a referral form and send it to: [email protected]. If you think that the service could be helpful to you or someone you know, then please contact us to discuss and find out more about the service. The Community Team was previously known as Stay Well at Home – winner of the 2013 Charity Award for Social Care and Welfare. Safe and Connected Safe and Connected is our new trial service working in partnership with Royal Mail and Kingston Council, which aims to tackle loneliness. The trial is taking place in New Malden (KT3). Read more here.