Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self care directory

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BACP Accredited social enterprise reducing financial barriers to empowering, compassionate & trustworthy therapeutic support in England. Offers counselling services to RBKC residents via zoom.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Children from North Kensington are given an opportunity to benefit from maths and literature sessions, arts and crafts, martial arts, chess classes, drama therapy and many more exciting activities every Saturday in Henry Dickens Community Centre and Golborne Youth Centre.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The aim is to build confidence in students. This work provides mentoring and support to young people, many of whom return to teach or volunteer at the school as adults. The school operates over 30 teaching weeks a year and over 80 school-aged children benefit and achieve higher grades in their GCSE exams. This service is delivered in partnership with City-Circle charity.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Homeshare is a valuable, affordable community service, a simple way of supporting people to help each other. Homeshare matches someone who needs some help to live independently in their own home with someone who is looking for somewhere affordable to live and is happy to give an agreed level of practical help and friendship in return

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

Weekly Shared Reading groups for people who are looking for a place to make meaningful connections within themselves and with other people in their community. We read great stories and poems aloud in the groups each week, using the literature as a starting point to help us discover what is common and unique about our thoughts and feelings. Group members are invited to read aloud, join in the conversation or sit back and relax while listening to the story—this is a non-pressure environment where everyone is welcome.
These groups run in partnership with libraries, community centres, hospitals, and day centres across Kensington and Chelsea. Please contact us to find a group near you.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The Side-by-Side is free ‘cycle taxi with a difference’. Designed to address and reduce isolation and loneliness and increase feelings of wellbeing, it is designed with a focus on people with health conditions and people with restricted mobility such as older people or those with visual impairments.
The Cycle Taxi allows up to three passengers at a time to enjoy some gentle exercise and fresh air in a social group – all factors proven to be beneficial for physical and mental health.
It can be used for leisure or utility trips (to the doctor or shops)- throw in a little boost from the electric battery and you have the perfect vehicle for tackling loneliness and isolation.
The west London delivery area includes Dalgarno, Notting Dale, White City, Shepherd's Bush, and Old Oak.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham

Silverfit is an exciting, rapidly expanding charity led by older people for older people. We aim to promote happier, healthier ageing through physical activity and at the same time combat social isolation. Our `sandwich` formula of socialising /exercise/socialising for older people is unique, increasing activity levels and helping people make new friends, feel more confident and enjoy life as they age.

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

Our Practical Help service is open to Kensington & Chelsea residents over the age of 55 who need some help with small tasks around the house.
Examples include: Fitting spyholes and door chains on your front door, hanging mirrors and pictures, fixing hinges in cabinets or cupboards, fitting curtain rails on the wall, taking down your curtains and putting them back again after they have been washed, putting up shelves, assembling flat pack furniture, moving light pieces of furniture, simple draught proofing of doors and windows, minor packing/unpacking, replacing lightbulbs and fuses

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training (SMART) supports people affected by mental illness on their path to recovery.
Through meaningful activity and training they aim to rebuild lives, giving people purpose, confidence and skills.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

SMART is a charity supporting people affected by mental illness on their path to recovery. Mondays - discussion group and light refreshments, 6-9pm. Wednesday - Film Club and popcorn 6-9pm Thursdays - Quiz Night, 6-9pm. Saturdays - Scrabble club and home cooked meal, open 10-4pm, live music once a month Sundays - Sunday roast and Creative space twice a month, open 10-4pm

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