Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self care directory

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Equal People Mencap offer a wide variety of supported training, groups, activities and social groups throughout the week at our Resource Centre in Ladbroke Grove and out in the community. Our daily Drop-in runs Monday to Friday 10-4pm.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

The Dalgarno Trust is a community centre for people in North Kensington. We work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea delivering core services and our youth programme. We are proud to be a part of the Health Partners Programme with other community, voluntary, faith groups and residents associations working in the community of North Kensington, brought together by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Our VIP programme – standing for Very Important People – seeks and engages with those people – whatever age – who may have become socially isolated and lonely for a wide variety of reasons. We bring people into this programme, organising events and activities aimed and encouraging people to engage with each other and the wider community.
Some of the current participants have benefited from free classes such as zumba, yoga, free cycling, walking, and access to social groups such as our Men’s Empowerment Group, and services such as NHS Health Trainers and NHS Health Checks and volunteering opportunities.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Youth Programme projects promote confidence, positive relationships, personal development, fun experiences, career support, education, skills training opportunities, conflict resolution, sports and artistic development, among others.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea
Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham

Outings in the United Kingdom are organised by the Outreach Officer and represent an essential and exciting part of the Pepper Pot calendar of events.

These activities give Members the possibility to savour and experience new sights, sounds and smells on holiday, at home and in different cultures abroad. Members have the ability to enjoy a trip with their friends from The Pepper Pot, at the reduced price of a group booking, and with support and supervision from the trip organiser. In recent years trips have included:

Regular day outings around London

Daytrips by coach to the seaside towns of Southend, Folkestone and Brighton

Exchange visits with the Oxford Caribbean Centre, the Calabash Centre in South London and to the West Indian Self Effort (WISE) in Harlesden, all to socialise, dine and share activities

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Our community dementia service is available for people who live in their own home or in a care home within Trinity's catchment area.
The service aims to ensure people living with dementia, and their families and friends, have the same access to specialist palliative and end of life care as those living with other progressive, life-limiting illnesses such as cancer.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

Support provided to people living with diabetes to manage their diabetes effectively. Includes information to promote healthy lifestyle and signposting to other service providers.

Where they Work: Westminster

Westway CT delivers Dial-a-Ride services on behalf of TfL
Westway CT has been providing Dial-a-Ride routes in minibuses, on behalf of TfL since 2017.
Dial-A-Ride is a free, door-to-door transport service for people who have difficulty in using public transport to get out and do the things they need to do. Using Dial-a-Ride gives you greater independence.
You need to be registered before you can book, and you can only book via Transport for London. Unfortunately, we don’t take direct bookings.
For more information about how to sign-up, to book, and learn about what the service can and cannot be used for, please see the TfL website - https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/dial-a-ride/

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

You must have a permanent or long-term disability which means you are unable to use public transport.

You are automatically eligible for membership if you are:
A Taxicard member
Getting the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
Getting the Standard or Enhanced Mobility Rate of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Registered blind or partially sighted
Aged 85 or over
Getting a Higher Rate Attendance Allowance
Getting a War Pension Mobility Supplement
If none of the above apply to you, you may still be able to join Dial-a-Ride but you will have to undergo a paper-based mobility assessment to establish your eligibility for the service.
How to apply
You can apply for Dial-a-Ride if you are a permanent or temporary resident of a London borough. If you are applying for a temporary membership, you will need to provide evidence of using a similar service at your place of residence.
To apply, download the form from here http://content.tfl.gov.uk/dial-a-ride-application-form.pdf , complete it, and post it to:
Dial-A-Ride
Assisted Transport Services
PO Box 68799
You can also phone us on 0343 222 7777 (TfL call charges) to request an application form.

Where they Work: Queen's Park & Paddington, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham