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

The Pepper Pot organises health promotion talks and events, designed to be culturally specific to Black and Minority Ethnic groups. They raise awareness and educate members on the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions that a prevalent in these populations, for example stroke and diabetes.
The programmes are designed with the physical, mental and environmental well-being of members uppermost and many members find them to be a useful and friendly forum. The aim is to improve the quality for members whilst they are at the centre.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Programme of bi monthly interactive health talks to older people focussing on common health problems, including diabetes.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The Healthworks programme works in partnership with a number of organisations that represent the BME community across the borough.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Physical activity (indoor or outdoor), health and wellbeing workshop, self-help group, health events and conferences. Free, fun, learning based services and activities to local people to improve their health and wellbeing. Women only or Men only or mixed group sessions are available across culturally diverse Healthworks consortia members.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Free CVD prevention service for residents at risk of the condition. The service is for those with a QRisk of 10 or greater, or a LTHC including obesity, diabetes, pre-diabetes etc. The service offers a range of interventions, such as weight management groups, physical activity clubs, cook and eat courses and stop smoking support; alongside additional 1-1 advice to reduce risks of CVD. Referral Form on SystmOne to be sent to HAFCCG.CVDPrevention@nhs.net

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

Based in Portobello Road, Help Counselling Centre provides affordable, short & long-term counselling for people who need support in negotiating a crisis or some difficult aspect of living, as well as for those who wish to consider their life patterns and choices.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Your local NHS in Kensington & Chelsea has recently introduced a new integrated care service for older adults called My Care, My Way. The service is designed to provide you with additional support to help you manage your health and wellbeing, prevent unplanned hospital admissions and help you to stay independent.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Regular visits to your home every 4 weeks; books including large print and audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines; local information on health and council services; a telephone book group; a service tailored to your requirements. All HLS services are free, except the loan of DVDs

You can apply to join the Home Library Service if you live in the Royal Borough and are:
• a carer
• a person with disabilities
• an older ⁄ elderly person who finds getting about difficult

You can also apply on a temporary basis if you live in the Royal Borough and:
• you are recovering from an accident that has left you temporarily immobile
• you are looking after someone which makes leaving the house difficult
• you find it difficult during the winter months to get out and about

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

If you are living in Westminster and find it difficult to get to a library because you are elderly, have a disability or long-term illness or are caring for someone, the home library service (HLS) can come to you.

Regular visits to your home every 3 weeks; books including large print and audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines; local information on health and council services; a telephone book group; a service tailored to your requirements. All HLS services are free, except the loan of DVDs

Where they Work: Westminster

Is your home too cold? Does this affect your health? Do you find it hard to pay your energy bills? Living in a cold home can make a range of health issues worse, including respiratory and circulatory problems.
With more people at home due to COVID-19, and many people losing their jobs, energy bills might be harder to manage. In response to the Coronavirus epidemic, the Council is working with the community charity Groundwork to provide free telephone consultations to support residents to get on top of energy debt, switch provider, access grant and other support and manage their energy use in the home.
This is available for FREE for all households if they meet the following criteria:
• Residents, who are over 65, or
• Residents, who are on a low income, or
• Residents, who have a long-term health condition or disability

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea