Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self care directory

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Information about events for adults at your libraries in the borough. Booking is required for most events.
We host a variety of special events and workshops in our libraries for adults throughout the year such as author events, history talks and craft workshops.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

If you are a disabled person living in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea and want to brush up your skills or learn new ones, ADKC offers you this range of online courses free of charge

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

If you need help because of an emergency or a crisis, you may be entitled to a Local Support Payment (LSP).
You may also qualify if you need help to remain or settle in the community. The payments are not given to you as cash. They are usually given as good quality, secondhand furniture or white goods (for example, refrigerators or washing machines) or store vouchers for specific goods.

Before you can claim a Local Support Payment you have to:
- be claiming a qualifying benefit*, or about to claim one, because you are leaving care or an institution such as hospital or prison
- live in WCC, RBKC or LBHF, or have been housed elsewhere by one of those boroughs, and
- not have too much in savings, and not have had more than two LSPs in the last 12 months
* Universal Credit, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Pension Credit, Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance.

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

Open to people who are isolated, homeless or in crisis. Open: Tuesday, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Venue: 205 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 1LU

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

A programme of workshops and activity groups for people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and their carers aimed at promoting self-management and peer support. Activities include Feel Good Days, relaxation groups, yoga classes, dementia groups, breathlessness, anxiety and fatigue management.

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

Monthly Peer Group Meeting providing information and advise on managing the condition, as well as relaxation and social activities tailored to people with sight loss, establishing a network of peers for on-going support as the condition degenerates and preventing isolation

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

One-to-one massage sessions delivered by a qualified and experienced therapist. Massage can be delivered at peoples' homes or at one of 3 local centres.
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW**

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

Our Maternity Champions are local volunteers who are trained to provide support and information for expectant and new parents through pregnancy, child birth and the transition into parenthood

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Socialising, wood work, making, workshops, courses, drop in sessions

Maxilla Men’s Shed (MMS) is a Community Workshop and Makerspace. All are invited to come and share skills, learn new ones, stay active, engage and socialise.
Alongside providing specialised workshops and courses, MMS runs ‘Tinkering Drop in Sessions’ where users can pop in and work on projects, follow hobbies and share their skills. All this centres around the premise of interacting with other users and embracing new members into the fold. Our members can also attend just to socialise, meet new people, drink tea or access a computer.

Instagram: https://instagram.com/maxilla_mens_shed

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Monthly gatherings for people with memory difficulties and their friends and family. All are welcome to socialise and relax over tea and refreshments.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea