Partners and Links
Achieving for Children is a social enterprise company that provides children’s services in Kingston and Richmond. Balance provides independent travel training support to young disabled people aged 11-19 years on behalf of Achieving for Children.
Balance Community Activities has a site in the grounds of Hampton Court. Stud Nursery is managed by Balance in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces and Kingston Mencap, providing experience for service users in gardening and woodwork.
Our Employment Teams work in partnership with Job Centre Plus to offer specialist job seeking support for our clients who are in receipt of employment related benefits. This support continues into their paid work where appropriate as we can apply for Access to Work funding for longer term job coaching in the workplace.
Balance Community Café can be found at the King Charles Centre, Hollyfield Road, Surbiton during term-time serving hot and cold snacks and beverages, providing training for adults with learning disabilities. We also facilitate a weekly job club at this site run by our Employment Support Team.
Balance provides mental health employment support, funded by Kingston NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and in partnership with Kingston Wellbeing Service.
The Kingston Wellbeing Service is a unique service providing treatments for residents of Kingston aged 18 years and over with drug and alcohol problems as well as ‘talking therapies’ for those with anxiety and depression. Kingston Wellbeing Service is a referral partner for our mental health employment support project.
Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose. Balance Community Activities manages Stud Nursery in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces and Kingston Mencap, providing experience for service users in gardening and woodwork.
Kingston Mind provides a range of services to people with support needs due to their mental health.
Royal Borough of Kingston commissions a number of support services from Balance for disabled people living in the borough.
Social Enterprise UK are the National Body for Social Enterprise. They run effective campaigns for their members and lobby on the sector’s behalf. They raise the profile of people and social enterprises within the sector and build networks between social enterprises. Balance are members of this Body.
Your Healthcare are providers of NHS community healthcare services in Kingston and Richmond. Balance and Your Healthcare are local social enterprises working together across a range of service areas.