In this partner Q&A, we speak to the chair of the Richmond and Wandsworth Violence Against Women and Girls Forum, Maisha Sumah.
Partner blog by Maisha Sumah | 14 Sept 23
In 2022 the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), Barnes Common Limited and the London Borough of Richmond on Thames all joined forces to launch the Community BlueScapes project.
Partner blog by Penny Read | 12 Sept 23
This year, the Richmond and Kingston Youth Council have brought back the Climate Change Youth Fund, an amazing opportunity for young people who have these great ideas on how to combat climate change, but don't know how to utilise them.
Partner blog by Athithra and Amelie | 14 Jun 23
A carer is a person of any age who provides unpaid care and support to a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems, or an addiction cannot manage without help.
Partner blog by Julie Da Costa | 05 Jun 23
National Children's Day takes place on Sunday 14 May 2023. This is a day of recognising the importance of having a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the freedoms and rights of children and young people.
Partner blog by Tom Humphreys and Sophie Richardson | 12 May 23
Work Match is a Council-run service, offering employment support, advice and guidance to hundreds of residents in Richmond upon Thames.
Partner blog by Simon Boorman | 22 Mar 23
In this partner Q&A, Callum Harvey, Social Prescribing and Community Development Manager at local charity (and the Mayor's Charity of the Year) Ruils Independent Living, explains what exactly 'social prescribing' is, and why this growing service is so beneficial to residents who want to take more control over their health and wellbeing.
Partner blog by Callum Harvey | 08 Mar 23
This International Women’s Day, the South London Partnership (a partnership between five South London boroughs, including Richmond upon Thames), are encouraging more women to consider a career in construction.
Partner blog by Hannah Tyers | 08 Mar 23
Independent bookstores offer a unique, quality shopping space for book lovers and newcomers alike. With comfortable atmospheres and friendly shop owners who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of books, they provide a personalised, tailored experience for each customer who walks through the door.
Partner blog by Rachel, from Parade's End Books in Ham and Adam, from The Sheen Bookshop | 02 Mar 23
In January, with the support of international charity, Rotary, I visited Kyiv, Ukraine, to witness the impact of the war on the education of the children. This is my story.
Partner blog by Robin Jowit | 16 Feb 23
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence. So we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that if you’ve been affected by this or other forms of abuse, support is available for you today.
Partner blog by Hestia IDVA Team, Richmond | 06 Feb 23
As we came out of the Covid lockdowns in the Autumn of 2021 our volunteers Rashadee Miller and Claire van Rhyn agreed to take on the leadership of the Vine Road Community Growing Project.
Partner blog by Barnes Common | 30 Dec 22
I found out about the Richmond Climate Change Youth Fund from a Richmond borough newspaper. My mum saw the advert and encouraged me to go for it.
Partner blog by Star | 25 Nov 22
My wife and I decided to become hosts because, I think like many others, we found watching events unfold in Ukraine and Kyiv really moving and it was hard to imagine living through such a situation, so we wanted to help. Secondly, with our own children having left home, we have a house with enough space to accommodate people, therefore we thought ‘why not’?
Partner blog by Ham resident | 22 Nov 22
Did you know that Richmond has the highest level of self-harm hospitalisations among young people in London?
Partner blog by Deborah Kerpner | 07 Oct 22
The Purple Elephant Project is a local charity based in Twickenham, providing therapeutic services to children and young people experiencing mental health distress.
Partner blog by Jenny Haylock | 24 Aug 22
Did you know, three in five of us will be a carer during our lifetime, but sadly, the best part of 70% of carers fall ill from the stress and burden of caring.
Partner blog by Sara Challice | 09 Aug 22
Officers across Richmond have very much enjoyed celebrating the Jubilee with our local communities this month. We have attended street parties, met some wonderful residents, played games and soaked up the amazing party atmosphere.
Partner blog by Inspector Jon Mcloughlin | 28 Jun 22
Hi, my name is Suniya Qureshi, and my mid-life crisis was to become a foster carer in my 40s!
Partner blog by Suniya Qureshi | 21 Jun 22
Sara Challice is the award-winning author of the book 'Who Cares?', helping carers boost their mental and physical wellbeing. She has also given many talks to carers through local and national charities, and businesses supporting carers in the workplace.
Partner blog by Sara Challice | 07 Jun 22
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