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

Volunteering on Prescription is for people with stable mental health needs, who are receiving support from their GP or from carers. Clients must be from Kensington and Chelsea, Queens Park and Paddington area.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Walk+Talk began at a community centre in East London with the goal of older adults (50's -80's) socialising through physical activity. Our classes are now online via Zoom, a video calling website.
Our sessions are 90 minutes and include socialising, mindfulness, 30-minutes of exercise, and a discussion about a health topic such as nutrition, sleep, or stress. The classes are led by a personal trainer, nutritionist, and strength coach who specialise in working with older adults.
Due to the social prescribing nature of our course and community interest of our company, we offer a free 6-week trial to anyone who would benefit from our programme.

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

Weekly visits by volunteer walking companion to aid recovery, increase level of fitness and confidence and prevent isolation, and in doing so prevention of falls and maintain physical health and mental wellbeing.
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW** or directly to provider (outside of MCMW)

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

Weekly walking session of no less than one hour, which is undertaken by a combination of Health Support Personal Assistants (HSPAs) and/or volunteer companions. Patient would initially be risk assessed by a Registered Nurse (RN).
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW**

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

Well Read is a play-reading service designed to support members of the community who suffer from mental health issues, specifically isolation and loneliness. By harnessing the therapeutic benefits of shared reading, combined with stimulating and educational discussion, Well Read aims to foster communication and interaction between service users in a friendly and supportive environment.

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

Wellbeing is a project that encourages and supports people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs to find volunteering opportunities within Kensington & Chelsea.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Amazing art workshop with the Wellbeing team to unleash your inner Picasso. All abilities are welcome and there will also be drawing tips to help get your creative juices flowing!

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Adding value, bringing choice.

We provide a range of low-cost, professional, user-friendly and flexible Community Transport Services to a variety of users, both groups and individuals, meeting their transport needs sensitively and professionally.

In everything we do we commit to being reliable, respectful, fair, ethical and sustainable.
We believe providing transport and training services are a means to a broader aim: harnessing community resources, meeting individual needs and creating social opportunities. Increasing disadvantaged people's independence, enriching their lives and improving their participation in society; by providing access to essential services, while being sensitive and helpful in meeting their transport needs.

We aim to keep services as affordable as possible for people with the least means. We offer quality and value for money; as services are delivered to a high standard in the most cost efficient way. We are user led and we have an innovative and approachable team that are always open to new ideas.

Firmly identified as a Social Enterprise we demonstrate, while delivering our core aims, that we stimulate the local economy and generate local employment opportunities. We offer people the chance, through volunteering and training, to improve their employment prospects, advance within their current employment and obtain useful life skills and vocational training.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

Door to door volunteer operated car service provided for residents of K&C and Westminster who cannot access public transport easily due to mobility or health related issues. Whilst the service is heavily subsidised, users still have to pay a mileage-related contribution.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster