How you can help

Dementia Friendly Villages

People living with dementia want to continue to use their local high streets and amenities but can often find it a challenging place to be. It is important that we all take small steps to make our communities as inclusive and understanding as possible.

Dementia Friendly Villages is a project run by Community Links in partnership with the Richmond Dementia Action Alliance. It works with local businesses and organisations to help local villages take small steps to become Dementia Friendly.

For local businesses and organisations, this involves:

  • Key staff attend a ‘Dementia Friends Session’
  • The organisation signs up to the Dementia Action Alliance, pledging 3 simple actions on how they will make a difference
  • To show their support, organisations display the ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ window sticker

These small actions will help raise awareness of dementia and have a real impact in making Hampton Hill a dementia friendly community. To find out more, download the toolkit or contact Community Links.

Village Planning Fund

As part of our ongoing commitment to Village Planning and strengthening communities, we have launched the Village Planning Fund. The fund is also known as Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL), and is a percentage of a development levy we place on most new developments to provide the infrastructure needed to support growth in the borough.

The fund will be used to deliver physical and social infrastructure projects for community benefit, which are addressing the demand that development has placed on an area. Applicants must live or work in the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Civic Pride Fund

If you are fund raising for a new project, whether you are a community group or an informal group, our Civic Pride Fund is available to help fund community initiatives.

Richmond-upon-Thames Council for Voluntary Service (RCVS)

RCVS are a not-for-profit organisation commissioned by us to support the voluntary sector in Richmond borough. They run a service which connects potential volunteers with charities who need support.

For more information on recruiting volunteers, fundraising, setting up or developing a sustainable organisation, and accessing training for your staff and trustees, please get in touch.

Consultation events and questionnaires

Come along to consultation events to discuss with us how your local area can be improved, or fill in an online questionnaire when a consultation is ongoing. For more information on which consultations are currently taking place, visit the consultation portal.

Set up a community group

Do you have an idea for how your local community could be improved, and the desire to help make it happen? If you do, the Council has a dedicated service to support you, called Community Links.

Local services and community organisations

Information on important services in Teddington and how you can access them.

Adult Social Care

If you need support for yourself or someone you care for, and you know what your needs are and want to know what services are available, want someone to work with you to look at your situation and identify your options, or want to talk to someone about dealing with a disability, visit our Adult Social Care pages.


Churches Together Teddington

Churches in Teddington and Hampton Wick work together to deliver their services. To learn more please visit their website.

Community News and events

Community News lists events and updates from local groups, organisations and the Council.

Doctor's surgeries

Early Years - Childcare and Children’s Centres

There are nine Children’s Centres in the borough.

Elleray Hall

Elleray Hall is a volunteer run community building in the heart of Teddington. For more information, please visit their website.

Safer Neighbourhood Team

Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers spend most of their time out on patrol in the neighbourhood, meeting the community, identifying and dealing with crimes and issues that most concern you. Contact the team to find out more.

Teddington Library

Teddington Library hosts regular events for all ages.

Teddington Society

The aim of the Teddington Society is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for everyone living and working in Teddington.

Updated: 26 January 2018