Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self-Care Directory

The Social Prescribing (Self-Care) directory has been created to improve links between health professionals and the voluntary and community sector.

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We provide food parcels to individuals or families in need. Most are referred to us by agencies but we try to help everyone who arrives at our door.

We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

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

The Food Bank is open for those in the local community who may be struggling to buy food.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Turn Up & Play session for adults in North Kensington and the grenfell affected community,takes place 3 Fridays a month at :

Westway Sports Centre Pitch 5

2.45 - 3.45 pm

The 2nd Friday of each month we have 3 teams in the Middlesex FA North

west London Mental Health League at Brunel University.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

French African Welfare Association (FAWA) is a community based organisation, a registered charity established in 2002 by members of the French Speaking African community specifically to improve the General health and well-being of the African community particularly French speaking African in London and to network with other organisations and link our beneficiaries with other communities.

FAWA works with families and individuals, who are struggling to adapt to life in the UK; provides advice and support on a variety of issues including health, welfare benefits and housing, parenting skills, training and employment, education, translation and interpretation services.

FAWA could achieve the above aims and objectives by providing the following activities or services for and on behalf of its service-users:
• The provision of information, advice and advocacy;
• Support to relatives to improve family ties and minimise loneliness and isolation;
• Referral of clients to specialist service providers, e.g. NHS hospitals, GUM
• Outreach-based work, including assistance with GP registration;
• Translation and interpretation services;
• A Drop-In Services for clients;
• Organizing workshops and seminars on health, social and educational issues;
• Conducting assessments on the needs of French speaking African communities;
• Networking with other agencies that provide services to the client community.
• Counseling and Emotional support for people living or affected by HIV/AIDs.

Our Friends & Neighbours Project can help you to lead a full and active social life by connecting you with others who have similar hobbies and interests. Whether you want to to meet new people, take a trip or learn a new skill, we offer a huge range of events, activities and clubs to keep you busy. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, more than 250 people are involved in this project.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We provide support for older people affected by loneliness and grants for those living on a low income. We work with partners to increase our impact and to raise awareness about the issues that affect us as we get older.

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

Friends of the Elderly provides small grants (normally up to £400) to older people who are:
- Resident in England and Wales
- Of/over state pension age
- Who are living on low incomes and with little savings
- Who do not fit the criteria for other funders

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

Chelsea Physic Garden holds a collection of around 5,000 plants. The Growing Friends produce plants for sale by propagating and growing on a selection of these plants so that visitors are able to take home the perfect memento of their visit. These purchases help to support the work we do in the Garden.
The Growing Friends are a very productive, hardworking and, of course, friendly team! The ideal candidates will:
- have a keen interest in plants
- be able to attend regularly on Thursdays, from 10am to 4pm
- be happy to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
- be able to join a watering rota in the summer
If you would like to volunteer in London’s oldest botanic garden, an oasis in the middle of Chelsea, please let us know. We do not expect you to be an expert gardener or propagator as training will be given.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Weekly sessions enabling regular exercise, and providing help with transport or getting to the venue. Preventing isolation as well as maintaining physical and mental health

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Our vision is of a society where people in need receive sufficient support to over-come hardship.
We are one of the few national charities making grants to individuals which has no restrictions on the type of beneficiary we can support.
We provide timely, small, one-off grants to individuals and families in need of financial support for everyday items to help them set up or remain in their home; improve their well-being and in some cases we provide grants to support training to enable applicants to take up an offer of employment.
We invite applications from referral agencies on behalf of individuals as we believe that by working with others we can provide greater support.

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