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.

Selecting more than one category will only return results that provide all of those services

We are able to consider grant requests for the following: White goods, beds & bedding, essential household items and other household goods, clothing (including school uniforms), baby needs, Ttavel expenses for hospital visits etc., contribution towards equipment and adaptations for people with disabilities (where there has been an occupational health therapist recommendation), vocational materials and training (where there is clear evidence of an employment offer), driving lessons/tests (where there is clear evidence of an employment offer), flooring (where there is an exceptional circumstance for people with disabilities), educational computer equipment/television (where there is a permanent or substantial disability/illness).
We cannot consider requests for: loans; debts e.g. catalogues/rent and Council Tax; bursaries; project funding; research; educational grants, bankruptcy & Debt Relief Order Fees, holidays, outings and respite costs; household repairs; rent in advance/deposits; funeral costs /headstones; removal costs: equipment and adaptations that should be funded by statutory services. We do not accept applications directly from individual members of the public.

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

The Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic is a project initiated in May 2018 by ACAVA in partnership with Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre.

The mosaic is an ever growing installation situated at the base of Grenfell Tower. Each month a different community, faith group or school work with ACAVA artist Emily Fuller and local artist Tomomi Yoshida to create a new section to add to the artwork.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service is teaming up with the CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College and Community Champions to offer a programme of free online workshops that focus on wellbeing.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

'grieftalk’, the brand new helpline from Grief Encounter, providing support for you, when you need it.
Are you a child, teenager or adult who has recently experienced the death of a loved one? Do you need to talk? You can call, email or instant chat with trained professionals at grieftalk, 5 days a week, 9am – 9pm.
Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible service, which aims to professionally care and respond to bereaved children, young people and their families via counselling, group activities, family fun days, residential camps and interactive online services.

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

This is a 6 week course helping traumatised women to understand and recover from the impact of domestic abuse. It looks at breaking the cycle of abuse by exploring what makes a relationships abusive. It works to increase confidence, enhance coping skills and self-esteem through sharing knowledge and peer learning. The course has been developed using input and feedback from our clients.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

If you cannot use public transport due to disability or frailty, you may be able to join our group shopping trips. Trips are run every Wednesday and Thursday and a minibus will pick you up from your home and take you to a local supermarket.

The service is open to people who are:

Over the age of 55
Residents of Kensington & Chelsea
Unable to use public transport and find it difficult to carry heavy shopping bags

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

A resource centre for adults with mental health problems living in Kensington and Chelsea.

The centre offers a variety of physical fitness programmes, computing, pottery, recovery groups, a safe space (drop in), subsidised lunches, walking group, a badminton & table tennis group, gardening and a women's group.
Opening hours
Office - Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm.
Drop in hours: Monday 10am - 1pm;Tuesday 10am - 1pm;Wednesday 1pm - 4pm; Thursday 1pm - 4pm; Friday 10am - 1pm

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

A fun meeting to help people recognise the positives in life!

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Monthly daytime support group, Information and public awareness about brain injury, Signposting to other local support and brain injury services, Social events for members, Regular media updates through social media and our newsletter, An enquiry line with an answerphone that we check often, Hospital Link Work: Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust- we work with St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington (in Neurosurgery and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinics and suitable wards), providing signposting advice to patients, their families, and carers. We also run a 6 week health and wellbeing programme aimed at brain injury survivors to improve self-management of their condition. More info can be found here: https://www.headwaywestlondon.org.uk/groups.html

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

Help for people who are isolated and struggling with their physical or emotional health by providing culturally-intelligent counselling, advice, and community support.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea