KCSC Directory

Local Organisation Directory

Open Age promotes a positive approach to ageing by running a wide range of activities for our members, allowing them to remain mentally and physically active and engaged in their community. Founded in 1993, Open Age now hosts over 380 activities across Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, and Hammersmith and Fulham, for people aged 50+. From creative classes to IT classes, special events for unpaid carers, and a fantastic range of physical activities, Open Age has something for everyone. In addition, Open Age runs an employment centre to help people aged 50+ find work. To ensure that everyone is able to access our services, Open Age runs special groups for the housebound, while our dedicated Link Up team reaches out to people who have become isolated and lack the confidence to attend classes or events alone.

With over 6000 members, Open Age is committed to reducing isolation by supporting and celebrating older people in London. Membership is free!

Arts / Culture, Community / Social club, Education / Training (adults), Health and Wellbeing, Information / Advice / Guidance, Network / Forum, Sports / Leisure

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 Feltham with 15-21 year old male offenders.

Education / Play (children / young people), Education / Training (adults), Information / Advice / Guidance

Outside In Pathways is a project for people with learning disabilities. We offer inspiring art-based educational workshops for people with a wide range of difficulties, including autism and those with complex or high-support needs.

Arts / Culture

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.

Health and Wellbeing, Network / Forum, Other

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 interventions to distribute information, resources such as;leaflets, posters, booklets and condoms, in community settings such as clubs, places of worship, pubs,night clubs, food shops, hair salons, barbers and other community events.
Referrals and signposting to appropriate support agencies.
We provide Interpretation and translation services at service delivery points such as GP surgeries, hospitals, housing, Social Care services, benefit offices to improve communication between the user and service providers.
Running volunteer programmes to assist in our work.
Developing resources that are appropriate to our target group.

Advocacy / Representation, Community / Social club, Counselling / Mentoring, Education / Training (adults), Health and Wellbeing, Information / Advice / Guidance

The parish runs a number of community based activities, including study support for local children, adult English language courses, amongst other things.

Faith Promotion

To serve the local community in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ

Faith Promotion

Support all people affected by Parkinson's Disease

Advocacy / Representation, Campaigning, Education / Play (children / young people), Health and Wellbeing, Information / Advice / Guidance

We provide facilities for social welfare, recreation and healthy ageing with the object of improving the conditions of life and relieving the needs of older people aged 50 and over, particularly those of African and Caribbean origin living in the borough of K&C and the surrounding boroughs, as well as to offer care and assistance to those suffering from physical and mental disabilities.
We offer free transport to our Day care members, some of whom cannot use other means of travel. We get referrals from social services, G.P's and places of worship.

Arts / Culture, Community / Social club, Health and Wellbeing

To provide a forum for socially isolated and /or disabled elderly refugees whose first language is Farsi in order to provide them with;
• programmes which will address health and social care inequalities promoting a better self-care and self-responsibility
• Fostering a more positive self-image.
• To encouraging the elders to be in touch with one another.
• To liaise working with health and social care agencies to provide a programme of enablement.
• To supporting the users to maintain an independent life.
• To identify social and health care needs and share the information with the users.
We have provided a therapeutic space and non-threatening environment for elders to meet and exchange ideas and where they can continue to build their knowledge of local resources.
Trusting relationships are gradually built up with statutory and non-statutory services. This is making a contributions to the way in which elders are enabled to build their networks, reduce fear and a sense of isolation.

Community / Social club, Health and Wellbeing, Information / Advice / Guidance, Other