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  • Abundance Arts enhance community learning , wellbeing and creativity from the grass roots. We use interactive arts workshops to bring people together, offering visual arts, African drumming, dance and storytelling workshops. We creatively engage children, families and local community organisat...
  • ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) is an educational charity which provides a range of public benefits through visual arts services. It develops public art and community educational projects and training in the use of digital technology. Acava provides studios for profes...
  • ADKC works to enhance opportunities for disabled people (with physical, sensory and hidden impairments), living or working in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
  • To fill the family service and activity provisions' gaps between existing statutory agencies and the need of African French speaking families, who have multiple unmet needs and lives in the LBKC.
  • Health charity that advances the health and well being of the UK's African population.
  • We offer free, confidential advice and guidance irrespective of age, political opinion, religious or ethnic affiliation or gender or sexual orientation.
  • African Women Care (AWC) was established in July 1998 primarily as a self help group to deal with issues affecting women and children from the Black African Community living in the UK. Our work addresses issues of poverty, disadvantage, women’s disempowerment, unemployment, health, social excl...
  • Works to promote independence, improve wellbeing and reduce isolation by providing companionship, advice and support to older people in Kensington & Chelsea. Services include information and advice, dementia support, health promotion events, befriending, escorting, gardening, practical help, interge...
  • We provide a range of cultural, educational, training and spiritual activities as well as facilities for the community this includes: A homework club and study centre, Arabic and Quran schools, youth activities, parental empowerment programmes, community cohesion initiatives, elderly well being pro...
  • Our aim is to provide information, referral advice, advocacy and assistance to enable better access to mainstream services. We organise health and welfare promotion activities through the use of information and awareness sessions, focus groups and outreach work. All projects work to improve the over...
  • Information and advice for members and non-members of the Angolan community in the best way to meet their needs.
  • Anti-Tribalism Movement is registered non-profit organisation which provides a range of services to people affected by the social inequalities of Tribalism. ATM’s vision and track record is based around a cohesive and active society where all people’s opinions are valued regardless of clan, gend...
  • Cultural, education and welfare services for the Bangladeshi community
  • As a Community Interest Company, all of Bikeworks' profits feed back into our programmes which are aimed at getting the people most marginalised from the job market into employment, running our all ability club, recycling bikes, running cycle training for individuals and schools and more!
  • Blenheim CDP is a leading substance misuse charity working across London that provides support services for drug and alcohol users, and their families and carers.
  • Breathe Easy Westminster is a patient led, patient funded local group for anyone affected by a lung condition and for those who look after them. We offer free mutual support, friendship, information and education It is not all serious stuff, our meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month is held on...
  • Information, Advice and support to refugee and minority ethnic families and communities. Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies Workshops and individual sessions Health, Education,Training, citizenship and practical support for families Policy and surveys
  • Capoeira Canal runs regular classes for children and adults and has ongoing after school clubs in various primary schools in West London.
  • Our mission is to address the issues that prevent children from reaching their full physical, emotional and educational potential and which affect the well-being and stability of the family. Our work is to provide community based social work services, counselling, play therapy, psychotherapeutic an...
  • The Khalsa Jatha, British Isles, London was formed in the year 1908, to promote religious and social activities among the Sikhs who had settled in the UK. Enhancing Education including Punjabi Language, helping elderly and children. Promoting Sikhism, serving vegetarian food all day every day to any...
  • Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children's Centre is a maintained nursery school offering nursery education to 80 3 and 4 yr olds. The Children's Centre forms part of the local Early Help offer and runs a vast array of community events for families with children under five years.
  • The aim of the charity is to provide information, support and advice to the ethnic Chinese in the UK who are disadvantaged by either poverty, linguistic and cultural barriers or being in a disadvantaged situation.
  • We are a non-profit making Organisation providing access to high quality art& environmental projects for people living in North-west Kensington. Our artists are qualified, experienced in teaching and police checked. All our activities are underpinned by equal opportunities and respect for the...
  • The Dalgarno Trust is a dynamic young charity that works in partnership with the local communities, statutory, private sector and voluntary organisations to `build better futures ……..together`. Our aims are: 1. To enable people from diverse backgrounds to change their lives, fulfil their poten...
  • The area of the Society’s interest, defined by the Society as the neighbourhood of Earl’s Court, based on the original Earl’s Manorial Lands, is from Kensington High Street in the north to Fulham Road in the south and from the West London Railway Line in the west to cover Courtfield, Ashburn a...
  • Earls Court Youth Club (ECYC) works with young people between the ages of 9-19 yrs and up to the age of 25 yrs with a disability. Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for young people of all abilities & backgrounds to come & enjoy a wide selection of activities aimed at promoting p...
  • Family Friends provides befriending and mentoring services to disadvantaged families, through a network of trained volunteers. We help families living in deprived areas of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Through respect, encouragement and sup...
  • Family Planning Association (FPA) is the UK's leading sexual health charity. Our purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health. Every day we work to ensure that anyone can get the high quality information and services they need
  • The French African Welfare Association (FAWA) was set up to relieve poverty and ill health, and to promote the social status of people of African origin, in particular migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from French speaking African countires.In order to achieve the above aims and objectives, FAWA...
  • As London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, Glass Door (formerly WLCHC) provides a safe, warm place to sleep for up to 100 men and women a night in partnership with churches across Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea, Barnes and Putney. Homeless guests also access advice, food, shower...
  • Healthwatch Central West London is the independent consumer champion for health and social services in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster. We are a volunteer membership organisation run by local people for local people to: Help you find a health and/or care service K...
  • Based in Portobello Road, Help Counselling Centre provides affordable, short & long-term counselling for people who need support in negotiating a crisis or some difficult aspect of living, as well as for those who wish to consider their life patterns and choices.
  • All our work and the purpose of Hodan are about increasing the self reliance, sufficiency, independence and promotion of integration and cohesion for the Somali and other BME Communities. The overall vision for our work is that most of our community will no longer need us as they will know how to d...
  • Hornimans has been in existence since 1969 providing adventure play facilities and activities to children in the local area. We are based within the Golborne Ward, North Kensington. Every child that chooses to come into Hornimans does so because they choose to be here, and escape into a child focus...
  • Regional Care Advisory Service offering advice, support and training for all those affected by Huntington's Disease
  • To advance the welfare of People from the sub-continent of India.
  • Inkerman offer sheltered housing, home for life, staff on site, social activities, help when needed. Ensuring residents are secure. Have access to staff on CAS when they want, building up confidence to maintain an independent life in friendly surroundings.
  • We are a constituted small charity, faith based well being organisation, passionate about sharing information and experiences relative to Islamic medicine, nutrition and the environment.
  • Kensington and Chelsea Cruse Bereavement Care offers a free support service to anybody living or working in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea or Hammersmith & Fulham whose normal life has been severely disrupted by the loss of someone they love.
  • Our vision is that of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.
  • Kensington & Chelsea Social Council works to support locally focused voluntary and community organisations serving local residents. We aim to develop a strong local sector voice to influence decision makers and encourage sector campaigning and lobbying to improve the quality of life of residents ...
  • The aim of the Scheme is to improve the quality of life for socially isolated adults with long term mental health problems. This is done by linking them with a trained volunteer who will offer a break in isolation, as well as some emotional support.
  • KIDS London region provides a wide range of direct support services for disabled children, young people and their families.
  • Provide a range of services for families with young children living in Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and surrounding areas including nursery, out of school services, drop-ins, etc. Which enables them to improve their quality of life
  • Latymer Community Church's vision is to follow Jesus, love people and make disciples in Ladbroke Grove. We use our building to serve all in the local community by providing a home for activities that build relationships & bring wholeness to people’s lives. In partnership with others, we run a vari...
  • Mobility Transport for people with disabilities or in wheelchairs in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
  • Living Well is an independent not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on the development and delivery of innovative health services that reach and support people from a young age. Living Well’s aim is to improve the quality of people’s lives through helping them to help themselves. Living ...
  • Mala CHERGA Theatre is a dance, movement and physical theatre company. The company is committed to delivering a high quality professional performances as well as education and community programmes bringing opportunities to children, young people and adults of different backgrounds, abilities and ag...
  • Marriage Care is an organisation committed to the life-long support of marriage, relationships and family life through the provision of reliable, relevant and accessible services. Marriage Care is a charity operating across England and Wales, from 53 Centres, with almost 100 counselling locations. O...
  • Meanwhile Gardens Community Association aims to enhance the lives of residents in North Kensington and North Westminster by providing safe and inclusive open air leisure, play, training and educational opportunities in our four acre community park
  • Midaye is a charitable organisation established to address the needs of the BME community. Midaye Stands for Unification.
  • Free, short-term (6-12 weeks) one-to-one counselling sessions in ARABIC & FARSI languages For 18 years or above Registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queens Park or Paddington Self-help workshops & psycho-educational groups to increase awareness & help to improve emotional wellbeing (with...
  • Provide the highest quality sexual health & wellbeing services available to private and NHS clients Promote positive sexual health and general wellbeing Increase access to appropriate information, advise and testing on sexually transmitted infections, contraception choices and general healthy life...
  • The Munro Health Co-operative is dedicated to the provision of complementary health care to people who would normally not be able to afford such treatments, as well as serving the wider community and targeting special needs.
  • We support vulnerable women during pregnancy, birth and post natal period.
  • To provide high quality and affordable childcare and working in partnership with parents to ensure all children reach their full potential in both their learning and personal development.
  • A community church offering activities for all ages youth, women, children and families. Open to those of faith and no faith. In our building we host a variety of activities from many groups.
  • We provide access to generalist advice in social welfare civil litigation, community care, consumer , family and specialist advice to representation level in the in benefits, debt and housing plus,and employment. We have a pro bono service which involves experienced solicitors volunteering the...
  • Open Age is a user led charity working across community venues enabling retired older people, from 50 to over 100 years plus to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests. The organisation provides over 120 weekly community based a...
  • PDT is a not-for-profit regeneration company and social enterprise working for people, place, and community enterprise in London. Our mission is to facilitate social action and catalyse economic opportunities leading to growth in social and economic independence and wellbeing.
  • To reduce late presentation of long term conditions by encouraging screening and early testing amongst the Southern African communities and sign posting them to appropriate services We achieve these aims by: Running education and skills workshop and training sessions. Using outreach interven...
  • Support all people affected by Parkinson's Disease
  • We connect businesses that have surplus food to local charities and voluntary organisations that need it. This prevents good food from going to landfill and helps people who are living in food poverty.
  • POhWER provides advocacy support to society’s most vulnerable individuals, enabling them to get their voices heard and have choice and control about the services they access.
  • PBC is a leading quality and nationally recognised provider of professional Enterprise Support Services. Having been established for over 25 years. We have provided support and assistance to many hundreds of businesses in our local community and across London. Yet there is still so much more to ...
  • To help children to succeed, create the childcare that families need, build learning communities.
  • Pro Art is a non-profit organisation with an aim to develop and improve education generally, especially to advance the opportunities for informal and non-formal activities and training. The scope of activities is wide and based on multidisciplinary approach to learning subjects, such as culture, h...
  • Rain Trust is a voluntary organisation that offers assistance and support to those suffering long-term conditions, including those living with, affected by and at risk from HIV.
  • River House provides therapeutic, practical, nutritional and clinical support for men, women and children who live with HIV.
  • St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training (SMART) supports people affected by mental illness on their path to recovery. Through meaningful activity and training they aim to rebuild lives, giving people purpose, confidence and skills.
  • Our Aims and Activities: Somali Management development Centre was established in 2006 to work with the broader communities in Westminster and adjacent area in London with particular focus on the Somali Community. Most of the members of the Somali community were new to the United Kingdom and new ar...
  • Health promotion, Mothers group meeting/discussions, Saturday School for Children and young people aged 6 - 19 years old, sport activities. Half term and Summer trips Occasional cooking /Girls and Mothers sessions.
  • WLGMP CIC (Community Interest Company) exists to offer services and support to a diverse community of MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) and others. Where there are identified needs, we will empower individuals and communities to make positive, informed choices about their sexual health and overall we...
  • St Cuthbert's Centre is a registered charity committed to the relief of poverty, hardship, isolation and distress amongst vulnerable people from the Earl's Court and surrounding areas. Our aim is to maintain or improve the quality of life for all who attend the Centre.
  • a lively and friendly church at the heart of Notting Hill Gate
  • To provide information, refreshment services and a listening ear to HIV patients, their friends and relatives at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and the Dean Street Clinic all part of the NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Standing Together Against Domestic Violence helps to reduce the huge social and economic cost of domestic violence in the UK. Each year, 112 women die as a result of domestic violence. Our proven method supports organisations, including the police, criminal justice partners, social services, health...
  • TAHA provides 1.day care for Asian and other BME adults and older people with disabilities,luncheon service & health education & promotion service in Hammersmith & Fulham 2. respite and personal care services in London Borough of Ealing/Hounslow etc 3. Personal Care and personal support assistan...
  • Our aim is to make life better for people living with HIV. Our focus is on supporting those people with the most needs - whether that's due to poverty, ill-health, isolation or old age.
  • The BME Health Forum is a unique and well-established partnership between voluntary and community organisations, healthcare providers, commissioners, and local authorities. It improves the quality of health and social care services for patients from deprived backgrounds living primarily in Westminst...
  • We are an organisation based outside of RBKC, but working within the area, as contractors for Equal People, mencap. We are primaily a voluntary sector infrastructure support organisation operating in Harrow, that seeks to build social capital through creativity. This involves us running a cafe, stal...
  • Turning Point is the UK's leading health and social care organisation. We provide services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability
  • A community centre for learning, personal growth and enjoyment. We provide and assist in the provision of play and other facilities, to develop the physical, mental and spiritual capacities of children, young people and the families. We aim to create a safe and friendly environment, offering in...
  • Advice and advocacy for the Vietnamese community, including refugees and asylum seekers. Advice on housing, health, benefits, education, family reunion, immigration and nationality. Interpreting services. Lunch club for older people. ESOL and mother tongue.
  • Westway Community Transport provide safe, affordable and accessible transport, increasing disadvantaged people's independence, their participation in society and their access to services. They provide a range of low-cost, professional, user friendly and flexible community transport services to a var...
  • The William Wilberforce Trust works through the local church to confront injustice and poverty and care for those in need. Through our integrated and holistic service provision we: Rescue - those in crisis (homeless, ex-offenders, addicts, people in debt, mental health issues) Restore - lives...
  • We provide support services for families with children under five years living on or around the Worlds End Estate. Our main service are a FREE Drop In, Monday to Friday 9.30 - 11.45am. Crèche for under twos Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 - 3.15pm Pre-School for over twos Monday to Frida...
  • WSPM Agape Community Project has over 18 years experience, delivering services at grass-roots level to vulnerable and disadvantaged community groups in Greater London. The services and activities being provided or delivered through the Project include, the BME Health Forum (Good Practices Access f...