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

We provide an advisory and information service including casework dealing with welfare benefits, immigration and nationality, homelessness and housing, translation and interpretation, employment and training, legal and police matters, health care and general information etc.
We provide supplementary school programme including holding classes for Bengali language as a mother tongue, Bengali language for non-Bengali people, English as second language. GCSE & ‘A’ level Bengali, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology etc.
We provide advice, guidance on health care by a professional doctor.
We provide ICT facilities to beneficiaries, especially from the Bangladeshi community.
We organise cultural functions, festivals and to hold Bangladesh national events throughout the year, (e.g. Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day, Independence and National Day, Bengali New Year, Victory Day, etc.). Exhibition of crafts, paintings, photographs, are a part and parcel of the cultural activities.
We provide music school programme to the interested groups including second generation Bengalis through providing facilities of learning Dance, Music and Drama.
We organise get together parties every week for women and also to arrange socio-cultural seminars and hold classes on painting, knitting, sewing, cooking, performing arts etc. under women’s awareness programme.
We provide indoor and outdoor games facilities including table tennis, snooker, chess, carom board, badminton, football, cricket and gym etc.
We provide hostel facilities with TV/visitors lounge, game room, kitchen and dining room etc. to the boarders’ expected to come from all over the world and in particular from Bangladesh.
We provide library facilities containing educational books, children’s books, books on Bengali literature with sufficient up-to-date stock of newspapers and periodicals.
We provide community development services and liaises with the local authorities, central government, voluntary sector organisations with the object of maintaining a good relationship between the indigenous population and the ethnic minority communities.

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

The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) is the largest representative body for Ukrainians and those of Ukrainian descent in the UK. It exists to develop, promote and support the interests of the Ukrainian community in the UK.
AUGB organises campaigns and events to promote and commemorate aspects of Ukrainian history and culture.

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

Tai Chi is an excellent form of physical activity. It is a combination of physical yoga and meditation, helping improve posture and strength.

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

Technology classes
We have been successfully holding computer and iPad classes to enable our members to get in touch with the technology that is rapidly shaping our world today.

With the implementation of our new IT system in September 2015, our users will benefit from classes that will:

Enhance their learning and independence at their own pace

Provide the opportunity to be able to keep in contact with friends and relatives both here and abroad using Skype and FaceTime

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Free telephone social groups to make friends, chat with and support other blind and partially sighted people.

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

We promote the well-being of those living and working in South Westminster by providing health, life-long learning, and capacity building/enterprise services. We run projects based both at the Abbey Centre and in the surrounding community. Abbey members can be young, old, lifelong residents or new to the area and activities are often run by and for local people.

Where they Work: Westminster

The Advocacy Project - We offer free, independent, confidential advocacy and user involvement services for those with mental health issues, a learning disability and older people.

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

We're here to support you.
We are a free and confidential alcohol service. We'll work with you to create a support plan to help you achieve your goals. We can speak to you other the phone and set up a video call if possible. We are moving back gradually to face to face appointments. Why not attend one of our Zoom Drop-Ins to find out more?
Whether you're looking to stop drinking or just cut down, we're here to help you make changes. If you have issues with the drinking behaviour of someone else close to you, we can support you.

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

We work with Kosovar Albanian families with young adults, supporting their integration, wellbeing and violence prevention through positive outcomes.

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

The Guitar Social, offers tuition and a guitar free to vulnerable people. Thomas, the founder is very committed to using music to help people who are isolated. They have classes with visually impaired people, refugees and other vulnerable groups. Since lockdown they have developed a system of 1:1 remote teaching/support.

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