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

Peer support sessions about care issues for anyone who receives care and support, whether paid for by a council Personal Budget, through CHC Personal Health Budgets, paid for privately, or support from a friend or relative.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

A monthly workshop providing members with one-to-one support to develop their skills and interests.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Around 160 hours of a wide variety of physical activities a week, focused on exercise (e.g. chair exercise, yoga, pilates, dance and zumba) sport (e.g. table tennis, badminton and football); delivered by qualified instructors across numerous community venues in Westminster, and Kensington & Chelsea. The programme also offers health related and social activities to improve general wellbeing

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

Community advocacy service for aged 18 to 64 for physical and sensory disability (those 65 and over, or with mental health, dementia, learning disability etc. service provided by The Advocacy Project)
The Community Advocacy service will support issues such as:
• Disputes about social care
• Legal issues (or income maximisation issues beyond CAB’s remit)
• Disputes with organisations concerning the person’s disability or other needs
• Complaints – against social services and others e.g. British Gas etc.
• Safeguarding
• Dignity in Care in the community or residential settings
• Supporting Personalisation
• Making contact with wheelchair repairs, utilities, issues around blue badge parking etc.
• We can help people attend court but will not be representing them there.
• We can help with benefits and PIP/ESA support at assessments with preparation, and can attend appeals, but cannot support them with appeals process other than attending meetings with them
• We can help people with child protection cases to support qualifying adults to attend meetings but not the child.
• We can help with employment issues

Where they Work: Westminster

POhWER provides advocacy support to society’s most vulnerable individuals, enabling them to get their voices heard and have choice and control about the services they access.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

Campaigning group run by and for local disabled people.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Campaigning group run by and for local disabled people.

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

A safe and confidential counselling service for people over 18 and older who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the Grenfell fire, live or work in the (RBKC) or who are registered with the GP in the borough and surrounding area.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea
Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea