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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What is befriending?
Our Befriending volunteers help to combat loneliness and isolation by making regular visits to older people in their homes, providing companionship and a listening ear.

Who is the service for?
This service is open to residents of Kensington & Chelsea who are aged 55 and over. If you find it difficult to get out and about, and are on your own for long periods of time, a volunteer befriender could be right for you.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea work to promote independence, improve wellbeing and reduce isolation by providing companionship, advice and support to older people in Kensington & Chelsea. Services include information and advice, dementia support, health promotion events, befriending, escorting, gardening, practical help, intergenerational projects and many social groups and outings.

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

Lunch Club
St Cuthbert's Centre, Earl's Court. Tuesdays, 12:15-3pm Cost £2.50

Lunch Club & Bingo
Ormrod Court, North Kensington. Second Tuesday of the month Lunch 12.33-2pm. Bingo 2-4pm Cost: Lunch £4
Lunch: £4. Bingo: 5 games for £1

Afternoon Tea & Bingo
Mary Smith Court, Earl's Court. First Friday of the month. 2.30-4pm Bingo: £5 games for £1

Brunch Club
Mona Lisa Cafe, 417 King's Road. Last Friday of the month. 11-1.30pm. £8 (breakfast & 1 drink)

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Our walking group meets on Fridays at 10:30am and visits a different park each week. Booking is essential so we can let you know if anything changes.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Individuals are matched with a volunteer befriender who visits once a week for a minimum of six months. A befriender can visit in the person's own home or provide the support needed to venture out. Octavia support can also signpost you to other activities run in their centres.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The Al Hasaniya Lunch Club is held for Arabic-speaking women over the age of 55. Open: Friday, 1pm-4pm. Venue: Bays 4-5 Trellick Tower, Golborne Road, W10 5PL

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

One to one support for Arabic speaking Ladies and Gentlemen over the age of 55. We offer information and advice, practical help and emotional support. Outreach visits and follow up support available.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

One to one support for WOMEN; practical (information and advice) and emotional. Increase mental health awareness through monthly group work/talks.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Our aim is to provide information, referral advice, advocacy and assistance to enable better access to mainstream services. We organise health and welfare promotion activities through the use of information and awareness sessions, focus groups and outreach work. All projects work to improve the overall quality of life of our users and to support them to access services that are otherwise inaccessible to them, due to language, cultural religious barriers and ignorance. We aim to make a real difference to thee lives of those we seek to serve, support and assist.

All our services are free, impartial and confidential.

Our aim is to provide information, referral advice, advocacy and assistance to enable better access to mainstream services. We organise health and welfare promotion activities through the use of information and awareness sessions, focus groups and outreach work. All projects work to improve the overall quality of life of our users and to support them to access services that are otherwise inaccessible to them, due to language, cultural religious barriers and ignorance. We aim to make a real difference to thee lives of those we seek to serve, support and assist.

All our services are free, impartial and confidential.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea