Posted on November 13, 2016
New website coming soon!
We are currently working on constructing a beautiful new website for Kingston Eco-op. In the meantime, please bear with us while we have this limited webpage and get in touch if you have any questions.
Until further notice, our bike workshop is closed whilst we look for a new premises.
We are unable to take any bike donations at the moment.
If you require any further information, please call our bike workshop manager Jonathan on 07391 460963 or email bikes @ kingstoneco-op.org.uk.
The Kingston Eco-op, a project of Kingston Voluntary Action, is a social enterprise scheme offering a range of different activities for adults who suffer from learning difficulties, mental health problems or have other challenges in their lives.
Eco-op activities include:
- Work experience: Currently participants are doing poppy assembly in conjunction with charity RBL (Royal British Legion). This is a positive experience in its own right, as it helps volunteers learn new skills and build their confidence whilst helping them on the path towards employment.
- Social activities: This includes book clubs and group exercise sessions to aid wellbeing and promote learning.
- Group trips: This year this has included a River Thames Cruise, Hayling Island seaside trip and a Christmas meal. These trips are hugely important for our clients, reducing isolation and helping them grow in confidence and experience new places.
For many of our clients, Eco-op and the other people who attend it become part of their everyday support network that builds resilience, maintains health, and encourages a positive approach to mind, body and spirit.
Referral to our services
Kingston Eco-op welcomes referrals from the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames or any of our neighbouring local authorities for adults over 18 years of age who are disabled, have mental health difficulties, or are at risk of social exclusion.
Please contact Chris Williamson us check availability and charges for attendance. We can discuss support needs and answer any queries regarding our service and the referral process and informal visits to the project can also be arranged.
Please contact us to request a referral form. Referrals will normally need to be completed by the involved care professional and funding for a place needs to be agreed before the person can start attending their chosen activity/ies.
Volunteer with us
As a charity, Kingston Eco-op depends on volunteers to improve the quality and diversity of our service for our clients. We do not use volunteers as replacements for staff roles rather to support the staff with the work they do. Our volunteers offer a different perspective and life experience to enhance our ability to respond to the needs of our clients.
Volunteering should be something you choose willingly to do and we can offer you flexible hours to suit your weekly timetable. We pledge to ensure that you are given all the support, supervision and guidance you need to feel comfortable and fulfilled in your time with us.
Please get in touch to find out more.
John Bunyan Church,
Queen Elizabeth Road,
You can contact Chris on: 020 8942 5503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.