Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self care directory

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We provide facilities for social welfare, recreation and healthy ageing with the object of improving the conditions of life and relieving the needs of older people aged 50 and over, particularly those of African and Caribbean origin living in the borough of K&C and the surrounding boroughs, as well as to offer care and assistance to those suffering from physical and mental disabilities.

We offer free transport to our Day care members, some of whom cannot use other means of travel. We get referrals from social services, G.P's and places of worship.

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

Notting Hill Adventure playground is a play space where children and young people engage by choice. Open Mon-Fri from 3.30pm-6.00pm and Saturdays from 12.15pm-3:45pm, the playground is supervised by play workers who advocate for children and young people’s right to play.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The Reader runs weekly groups where we bring people together to read novels, short stories, plays and poems, creating a space for people to be together, share thoughts and have personal reflections. Trained Reader Leaders read the stories aloud to the group each week and all our sessions are free to attend, so everyone--no matter their background or ability--can join in. Group members are welcome to read aloud, join the discussions or sit back and enjoy a good story. Shared Reading is about making personal connection – what the literature makes us feel, the meaning it holds for each of us, and the shared experiences we discover through discussions.
The Reader has been running Shared Reading groups in Kensington & Chelsea since 2010. We run groups across the borough each week in libraries, community centres, hospitals, and day centres. Please contact us for a list of our weekly groups.

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

Thrive Tribe creates long-term habit and behaviour change through a range of lifestyle and wellbeing programmes.

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

Our footcare service is run by trained healthcare professionals. They can check your feet for any problems, such as pain or swelling, help with cutting nails, and remove dead or cracked skin. We are not able to offer a full podiatry service. If you require podiatry, please contact your GP for a referral.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

This service offers bereavement support to assist families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in coming to terms with the appalling tragedy and can help them make sense of their experiences and feelings, learn healthy coping skills, and connect with other resources and support. It is culturally sensitive and is carried by a qualified psychotherapist with years of expertise and experience in the field of mental health disorder and trauma.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We are a team of multi-lingual family and parenting practitioners aiming to enhance family life by raising parents confidence in their parenting abilities, reduce couple conflict and strengthen parent-child relationships. Our approach is trauma informed, evidence based, culturally sensitive and our service is available in English, Arabic, Albanian, Urdu, Hindi, Serbo-Croat and Punjabi languages
Our services:
1) Family Coaching - whole family support
2) 1-2-1 and Group Evidence based parenting programs
3)The Freedom 1-2-1 and group support for women survivors of Domestic Abuse and their children
4) Grief Recovery Model - Helping Children Deal with Loss 1-2-1 and Group Intervention

Total Family Coaching & Parenting is a community-based service that assists and supports parents in their role as caregivers. We promote parental competence and healthy child development by helping parents enhance their strengths and resolve problems that can lead to negative outcomes, developmental delays, and family dysfunction.
Our practitioners are highly skilled and experienced in delivering intervention packages to parents and families using a whole family model. Our team is multi-lingual and offering our services in different languages including Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, Punjabi, and Hindi, giving us the opportunity to speak directly with families in a language they understand as well as set the intervention to fit their ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

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

An opportunity to talk in confidence and receive the support you need to deal with traumatic experiences (including isolation in the current crisis) with an experienced counsellor at hand.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

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

Turning Point is the UK's leading health and social care organisation. We provide services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability

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