Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self care directory

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Stonewall Housing provides housing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in their own homes, supported housing for young LGBT people, as well as free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages in every London borough.
Telephone advice line (02073595767) is available 11.00am - 5.00pm each weekday , as well as weekly and monthly drop-in sessions. Local appointments and translation services available for people who have access requirements, please call the advice line or fill in a contact form on our website for further information.

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

Training of approximately 25 adults each year in ICT skills; there is also a research and reference library at the Centre, which is accessed by the community, researchers and local schools

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Statutory advocacy service for person’s whom are subject to decision making powers under Mental Capacity Act around:
• Long term change of accommodation
• Serious medical treatment
• Safeguarding adults
• Care/accommodation review
• Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – pre and post deprivation authorisation

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

Independent Age is a national charity that helps older people acoss the UK, through the 'ABC' of advice, befriending and campaigning. Independent Age provides national information and advice services on social care including care at home, welfare benefits and entitlements, befriending services and other social support. The service is available by telephone (0800 319 6789) and by email (advice@independentage.org) Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. The service is complemented by written information available free to download from the website www.independentage.org
The advice line service is integrated with other local support including practical help with forms, assessments and other issues, and one-to-one and group befriending schemes.

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

There are a number of ways we can support you. We can advise on housing, finance, health, personal life, support & care and future planning. You can call the Helpline to talk about how we can help. You can also arrange to receive a regular phone call or visit from one of our volunteers.

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

POhWER advocates can help you to make your complaint and support you through the NHS Complaint process, NHS complaints may be about hospitals, GPS. Pharmacies, Opticians, Community Health and Mental Health Services. The service is for all ages, is free and confidential. We also have access to interpreters. An Advocate can :
• Listen to your concerns
• Help you to write a complaint letter
• Attend resolution meetings
• Answer any questions about the complaints procedure and explain your options
• Provide a step by step guide to the complaints process and some self help tools Signpost you to the right organisations outside of the complaint process if you need these

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

For disabled people who need additional support to live an independent life. Information, one-to-one and group support for people who have a social care need, including help with assessments, monitoring and recruiting personal assistants.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The project works closely with RBKC's sensory team to provide benefit and grant application support to those who are blind or partially sighted, as well as enable users to access other services and activities provided by the organisation.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

An IMCA is an advocate who has been specially trained to support people who are not able to make certain decisions for themselves and do not have family or friends who are able to speak for them. IMCAs do not make decisions and they are independent of the people who do make the decisions.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The project provides advice, casework, advocacy and support with problems around Maximising income (benefits, charity grants, energy suppliers and tariffs, money advice and debt repayment plans); Housing conditions (disrepair, overcrowding, adaptations and homelessness), Health & well-being (statutory services - adult social care, blue badge eligibility, personal care options, community services and well-being activities etc.), Employment discrimination (reasonable adjustments, terms and conditions, unfair dismissal etc.)
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW** or directly to provider (outside of MCMW)

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster