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

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

Carer assessments / Case work and advocacy / Signposting / Emotional support / Social activities / Carer training / Information and health events / Drop in advice sessions / Peer support groups / Carer-led forum

Where they Work: Westminster

A dedicated service for carers aged 65 and over providing unpaid care to a friend or relative who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, is over 80 and is frail with co-existing conditions, or is in a residential nursing home. The service provides in-depth practical and emotional support, workshops, access to professional services and end of life carer’s assessment.

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

Information, advice and support for unpaid carers – people looking after someone who cannot manage on their own. Advice on: benefits and grants for carers and people they look after; community care assessments and how to get support from the Council; carer personal budgets; local services available for carers; how to get support for the person with care needs.

Where: Portland Road Practice, 16 Portland Road, W11 4LA. When: Every other Tuesday, 8am – 12pm*
Where: Redcliffe Surgery, 10 Redcliffe Street, SW10 9DT When: Every other Tuesday, 2pm – 4pm*
*The Portland Road Practice and Redcliffe Surgery drop-ins rotate.

Please visit the events and support group calendar here or call office on 020 8960 3033 for more details.

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

Quarterly events combining relaxation, discussion and information sharing music and peer support to older people who are caring for a partner or adult, and who need a break from caring responsibilities to maintain their level of activity and support to a vulnerable relative or partner.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Carers Network offer lots of support for Carers. Please contact for up to date information and availability

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

When illness or disability strike, a lot of people can feel the impact. Suddenly it can seem as though life is on lockdown — whether it's you being cared for, or you're providing care to somebody else.
Our aim is to help unlock doors; opening up the world again so that you can re-connect with others and make choices that enrich your life.
At TuVida, we know that there is no 'one one-size-fits-all' formula for effective care and support. It's our aim to offer the best, most appropriate care and support to people who need it.
We provide one-to-one care and group support for adults and children with a wide variety of needs and conditions, at home and in the community. This also provides unpaid carers with a valuable break.
Our vision is to see a world where every carer can live life with independence, choice and peace of mind.
To help achieve it, we draw on a combined organisational history of more than 150 years offering high quality care and support across England.

Caribbean Cooking class & hot meal delivery. Learn how to make Caribbean food over zoom & receive a hot meal delivered to your door. Initially only supporting clients in North K&C and North Westminster
**Referrals made via SystmOne MCMW**

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster