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  • Community and activity centre which helps vulnerable and isolated adults with a history of homelessness
  • ADKC works to enhance opportunities for disabled people (with physical, sensory and hidden impairments), living or working in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
  • Advice Now Plus is a partnership of eight not-for-profit information and advice organisations in Kensington and Chelsea. From October 2013 to September 2015 we were funded by the Big Lottery. Advice Now Plus aims to explore new ways of collaborating, supporting organisations to develop and ensure...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Empower women from all backgrounds with knowledge, skills and confidence to better themselves & their families, tackle isolation and integrate. Build Children's confidence, self-esteem and resilience through additional Maths, English and Sports activities.
  • 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...
  • *Artistic Efficiency* which specialises in creating Exhilarating Event Experiences which incorporate Live Entertainment.
  • The key purpose of this community development company is to widen people’s choices and facilitate better access to business network, employment opportunities, cultural tolerance and involvement in community integration. The objective of the AS DEVELOPMENT is to create power for Arabic Speakers to ...
  • Cultural, education and welfare services for the Bangladeshi community
  • The Baraka Community Association is set up Primarily to advance the welfare of asylum-seeker and refugee immigrant communities, mainly of Somalian origin but also including other vulnerable recently arrived/settled ethnic minority communities in London, concentrating particularly on those who live...
  • 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
  • CALM offers Mediation and Restorative Justice to residents of LBHF, RBKC and tenants in the City of Westminster, Hounslow, Brent and Hillingdon. CALM also provides training in Community Mediation, Family Mediation Workplace Mediation and Restorative Justice.
  • CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, exists to prevent male suicide. In 2012 suicide became the single leading cause of death of men aged 20–49 in the UK (ONS, NISRA, NRS). CALM is a charity for depressed or suicidal men, offering a helpline and a Webchat service (which runs 5pm –Midnigh...
  • Carnival Village Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the the development of Carnival Arts. As London´s development agency for Carnival Arts, we spotlight the arts, crafts and business of a relatively unsung art form in the UK, extending to its roots and broader culture. We have the backgrou...
  • 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...
  • The CAIA seeks to enhance the quality of life for disadvantaged members of over 20,000 Armenians scattered across London, specifically those in poverty, isolation and distress. The charity supports their diverse needs through the provision of welfare, education and cultural services at a welcoming c...
  • 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 provide advice and information on rights and responsibilities across all subject areas for those who live work or study in Hammersmith and Fulham. We have a range of projects that deliver across the tri-borough, pan-London and nationally. We train adults on money management and digital skills and...
  • Developing Diversity in Culture, Arts, Heritage
  • 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...
  • “To advance apprenticeships, education and training of the public in industry approved professional studio recording and music technology and related subjects, particularly in ways which may assist those receiving training to find employment within the music and media industry.” enrol online 24/...
  • 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...
  • Earls Court YMCA is a residential project for young homeless people aged between 16 and 25 years. They merged with other YMCAs to become Evolve Housing and Support.
  • 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...
  • Tour Guides ,information, advice, Genealogy, Gardening, Research, Lectures, concerts, open days, Lobbying Restoration and Supporting the management of the cemetery
  • Full of Life is a charity that supports and provides services to parent carers and their disabled children/adults. We give free practical independent advice to parent carers through our direct services. This consists of bi-monthly parent forums, advocacy for children and adult services and a ...
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans support and advice re hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Independent Age is a national charity that helps older people acoss the UK, through the 'ABC' of advice, befriending and campaigning. Independent Age provides national information and advice services on social care including care at home, welfare benefits and entitlements, befriending services and o...
  • To advance the welfare of People from the sub-continent of India.
  • Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Carers Association can help you to cope with the realisation that someone you know has a mental illness, seek appropriate help, discover your rights under the Mental Health Act and educate yourself about mental illness and how to cope. We operate a dedicated Care...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Midaye is a charitable organisation established to address the needs of the BME community. Midaye Stands for Unification.
  • 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.
  • North Kensington Law Centre provides a free and independent specialist legal service to the community and promotes access to legal rights and equality of opportunity.
  • 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.
  • Nova runs accredited courses in Maths, English and ICT for adults. Wide range of free pre-employment information, advice and guidance services to help prepare, look for and find work. Support includes help finding courses, volunteering. On-to-one advice, CV workshops, help with writing cover le...
  • 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...
  • To deliver high impact, anti crime, anti gang, early intervention workshops in primary and secondary schools - 'It's YOUR Choice!' - and STI and Relationships Awareness workshops - 'Warts And All!' - in secondary schools in West London boroughs. We also deliver anti reoffending workshops in HM YOI...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Portobello Café Society is primarily a networking/lobbying group which exists to support local independent businesses within North Kensington - especially, but not only, cafés, coffee bars, pubs and restaurants. We work to foster links between them as well as with the local community and local go...
  • To help children to succeed, create the childcare that families need, build learning communities.
  • 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.
  • No child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind • 90% of those who lose their sight in youth won’t work for more than six months in their lives • Most will never have someone to share their life with The Royal Society for Blind Children believe in a be...
  • 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.
  • Provides religious worship, education and development as well as pastoral care for any sort of personal or family need. Cooperating with others in the community to foster community life and to improve its quality.
  • 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.
  • Staying First (formerly Staying Put Services) are a charity and exist to provide quality and accessible services in order to ensure a better quality of life for clients living in West London and beyond who are in housing and health related need. Our services include Housing advice, Small repairs...
  • 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.
  • Located in North Kensington we are an award-winning charity that delivers a rounded programme of educational, employment and pastoral support for the whole family. We provide opportunities to enable over 1800 local people each year to achieve their potential. We offer: Communicate – Adult learni...
  • The Second Half Centre, located in the NHS St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing on Exmoor Street W10, opened it’s doors to the over 50s community on October 29th 2012. It is open every Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm. The Second Half Foundation (SHF), who created The Second Half Centre,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 1. The promotion of social inclusion for the public benefit among people from the Somali community and other black and minority ethnic groups (BME) living in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnic or...
  • 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...
  • The World's End Neighbourhood Advice Centre was set up in 1982 for the purpose of providing a free, confidential, impartial, accurate advice and information service.
  • WERA was set up by the residents of the estate to represent the views and interests of all residents when dealing with the Council, its agents and their contractors, and ensure that residents are regularly and properly consulted on what is happening on the estate.
  • 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...
  • We are a credit union providing those that live, work, study or volunteer in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and the City of London with affordable loans and savings accounts that pay a yearly dividend.