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

This program aims at preventing isolation of older and vulnerable residents in RBKC by creating a supportive and empowering network of Bilingual volunteer befrienders, who shares the same culture and language of the individuals they support.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Bolder not Older is a free dance programme for older adults aged 65+ in sheltered accommodation, care homes and health and wellbeing centres. Bolder not Older responds to the need to tackle loneliness, social and economic isolation and improve health and wellbeing of older people 65+ in West London. Our classes improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination and are for seated and standing participants

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham

In many languages, Boloh means speak.
Are you a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child, young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? You can speak to us about your worries, problems and stresses during this time, and we can provide emotional support, practical advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help.
If you’re a professional, you can also contact us to discuss how to support a child or young person you are working with.
We are available to talk Mon-Fri, from 10am-8pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.

Make new friends who know what you’re going through, and learn more about living with a lung condition.
Anyone with a respiratory condition, their family and friends will find a warm welcome to our monthly meetings.

Breathe Easy Westminster is a patient led, patient funded local group for anyone affected by a lung condition and for those who look after them. We offer free mutual support, friendship, information and education
It is not all serious stuff, our meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month is held on the 8th floor at Ada Court, 10-16 Maida Vale W9 1TD from 11.00 to 15.30 pm. We have raffles, outings and guest speakers, Most importantly - we network and have fun.

Where they Work: Westminster

If you have larger household items that you want to throw away, our Too Big for the Bin service can help.
We collect most furniture and household items such as: TVs and stereos, washing machines,
sofas, tables and chairs, mattresses.
We DON'T collect: garden waste, car parts, paint, hazardous waste
builder’s waste, pianos,
We can only collect from residential properties within the borough.
Costs and booking
We can collect up to ten bulky items for £33.30.
The service is currently free of charge if you are receiving housing and/or council tax benefit. We will need your NI number when you book. We can only release dates on a week by week basis. If there are no slots available at the time of booking please try again in a few days, as we release new dates every week.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

You can book a bulky waste collection service with us for £31 for up to 6 items.
Each additional item is £5 per item. We aim to complete your collection within 10 working days.
If you receive housing or council tax benefit, the service is free. However, this is limited to 1 collection, of up to 6 items, every 90 days.
We collect:
fridges, cookers, beds - including mattresses and bed frames, sofas, tables, wardrobes, washing machines, other large electrical items and furniture

Where they Work: Westminster

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

The Campden Charities is a grant giving trust. We give grants for the benefit of the residents of Kensington. All of our grants are intended to relieve financial hardship.To be eligible for our support individuals must be a British or European citizen or have indefinite leave to remain, be living in rented accommodation and not a home owner, be in receipt of benefits, including housing benefit, or in low paid work and have been continuously residing in Kensington for at least 2 years

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Does a friend or family member rely on you for support?
If so, you may be a carer, which means that you can get support to look after the person you care for – and to take care of yourself.
You might be looking after your brother or sister, your partner, your parents, your adult child or someone else; they might have a physical or learning disability, a health condition, mental health needs, misuse drugs or alcohol, or have become older and frail. You might have been looking after them for years, or have only just started.
Whatever the situation, if you and the person you care for are over 18, then Carers Network can help you with:
• Carers Assessments
• Information and advice
• Social events and activities
If you are a carer and live in Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster or Hammersmith & Fulham talk to Carers Network today!

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

If you need advice or information about anything related to your caring role, do come along to any of the 2 drop-ins and speak to one of our specialist Information, Advice & Guidance workers, who will be happy to help. Please telephone for details.

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