Partners and Links
Balance are delighted to present our new partnership with Fulham Football Club Foundation. This exciting collaboration will enable Balance to combine our expertise with Fulham Football Club to provide holistic and bespoke health, wellbeing and employability sessions for residents of the London Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.
Knowledge Advocacy Guidance Advocacy for All
Balance is pleased to announced that we are a partner in the new Advocacy Service in the borough of Kingston. Balance will be working in partnership with Kingston Advocacy Group and Advocacy for All. This new service will be operational from 1st April 2016. There is a launch/information event regarding the new service on Wednesday 9th March 10.30am- 12.30pm at Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PT please come along and find out more.
“Balance is pleased to be involved with the new Advocacy Service in Kingston, Balance’s focus will be working with people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities. Advocacy is a natural fit for Balance services as much of our work is centred around advocating for the people we work for and supporting them to have an enriched life. We are looking forward to working in partnership with Kingston Advocacy Group and Advocacy for All in this new service” Andrea Biggs, Chief Executive
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.
We are working in partnership with Circle Housing Merton Priory to deliver support to those people with a disability or health condition in Merton who need help to apply for jobs. Experienced Employment Consultants from Balance’s Employment Support Team facilitate the job club, providing support, confidence building and skills to apply for and secure paid employment.
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.
Kingston Chamber of Commerce aims are to protect and develop the interests of all types of businesses who are based, trading or looking to trade in the Kingston area. Their website incorporates information, features and functionality that enable members to maximise their business networking and development opportunities. They include a member-to-member offer page, a business support section and lots of opportunities for members to showcase their business, products and services.
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.
Balance refers clients onto the wide range of vocational courses offered by The Prince Trust to young people living in London boroughs.
Pure jointly owns Balance. Pure supports disabled people and disadvantaged groups to get into work and access community and leisure activities.
Royal Borough of Kingston commissions a number of support services from Balance for disabled people living in the borough.
In Control are a national charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution. They are currently funded by government bodies such as the Department of Health, Department for Education and NHS England as well as through councils, clinical commissioning groups, provider organisations and sector-related bodies such as Think Local Act Personal, ADASS and ADCS.
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.