Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self care directory

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Call companions is a free service for anyone over-75 who lives alone and feels they could do with a friendly phone call every week or two. What’s great is that the same person calls every time so, gradually, you get to know one another. Whatever you chat about, it helps lifts your spirits. Makes you feel whole again and more connected to the world.

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

There are regular monthly groups, special interest groups (eg crime readers) and informal 'shared reading' groups, as well as a telephone group for those who are housebound. Some groups also report what they've read and their thoughts on the Books and the City blog. Sessions are free, friendly and informal and you will be made very welcome. Each session has a theme and there is also general discussion. Some sessions have guest speakers and most provide refreshments. Contact local library for details of their reading group.

Where they Work: Westminster

Everyone should have the chance to make new friends.
Our group and one-to-one activities will help you expand your social circle in a friendly, safe environment.

Tea parties
Our tea parties are free monthly social groups open to people aged 75 and over. They are a chance for a change of scenery and regular afternoons of conversation and laughter with friends of all ages. You will even be taken there and home again so don’t need to worry about organising travel.

Call companions
Would you like a regular friendly chat over the phone with your very own call companion?
Call companions is available to anyone aged 75 and over who would benefit from a regular chat over the phone with a friendly volunteer.

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

Join the Wellbeing team for a weekly lunchtime relaxation session. You'll get the chance to learn some different relaxation techniques including some useful stretches and breathing techniques that you can then take away with you and use whenever you're feeling stressed.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Resonate Arts produces a pioneering programme of innovative arts based activities and experiences for people living with dementia in the boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.​
​We believe engagement in the arts and creativity has enduring effects on wellbeing, health and quality of life, and we endeavour to be a catalyst for positive change, to reduce social isolation and build strong communities.

A pioneering programme of creative activities and experiences for people living with dementia in the boroughs of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

If you are a carer, having some time away from your caring responsibilities is important to maintain your own health and wellbeing. Our respite services provide carers with a well-earned break, safe in the knowledge that there is a Care Support Worker on hand to deliver the care that is needed in their absence. While our team is providing care, unpaid carers work, attend activities, rest, visit family or friends, attend their own medical appointments or simply run errands and complete chores.
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW**

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

We provide services to deaf people in their first or preferred language, usually British Sign Language (BSL).

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

At Trinity we believe that every moment matters. We go above and beyond to help our patients and their families make the most of every moment they have left.
We are here for our patients from the moment of their diagnosis until the end of their life, and afterwards we are here for those close to them, for as long as we’re needed.
Hospice care is as much about living as it is about dying. We want our patients to make the best of every moment they have. We want to give them the time and support they need to make informed decisions about how they die. We’ll continue to be there after death, for those close to them, providing specialist emotional and practical support, no matter their age.

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

LCAT’s ‘Safe Space’ model provides a best practice service, marrying the skills of a fully qualified and experienced art psychotherapist with an experienced teacher.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea