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Funding for Self-Care Befriending and MSK services

Monday, 25 March 2019 - 10:00am

Funding is available for voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver Self Care activities for people of 65+ in Kensington and Chelsea, Queens Park and Paddington. We are looking to allocate between £2,000 and £5,000 to each service between May 2019-March 31st 2020 with a three-month trial period. The services are based on patient demand, therefore providers will be paid according to the amount of sessions delivered. 

Types of services we would like to fund

  • Befriending service: Developing friendships and support networks, eg day trips, theatre trips, buddying schemes focussed around going out. This service will empower and encourage an individual to take control of their health. The short term befriending activities should lead into the individual joining a group and expanding their social network in the community.
  • MSK (Musculoskeletal) service: Holistic health messages and advice to people in the community with musculoskeletal problems.

The Self Care Programme 
The activities will be a part of the Self-Care Programme which links patients in primary care to sources of health and wellbeing support in the community. The Self-Care programme is part of My Care My Way which is funded by West London Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG).
Aim: As a provider, the aim is to encourage and empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing through Self-Care activities in the community.
Target: patients aged 65+ with long-term conditions accessing a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queens Park and Paddington.

The deadline for submissions is 10am on Monday 25th March 2019. Projects will start on May 1st 2019 for an initial three-month trial with possible extension to March 31st 2020. 

Click here for the application 

  • Kensington & Chelsea Social Council is a local charity working to strengthen voluntary and community organisations in the borough. We offer a range of FREE services to local charities such as help with funding applications, health checks, training, governance advice, project planning and monitoring support. To find out more please contact tom@kcsc.org.uk 
  • Please note: all successful organisations must attend a workshop on how to complete the monitoring framework.
  • Please see 2019 Guidance Notes for more information about the Self-Care programme and guidance notes for the completion of your application.
  • If you need support completing this application, please contact hayley@kcsc.org.uk 
020 7243 9806