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

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

The Pepper Pot Centre’s kitchen is open for breakfast from 10:00-11:00 and for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30pm. Delicious freshly cooked, hot and nutritious African and Caribbean meals are available every day, from Monday to Friday at just £5 for members and £6 for non members.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The CAIA seeks to enhance the quality of life for disadvantaged members of over 20,000 Armenians scattered across London, specifically those in poverty, isolation and distress. The charity supports their diverse needs through the provision of welfare, education and cultural services at a welcoming centre for all Armenians.

Charitable organisation providing counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families through a strong, diverse community of over 100 counsellors and psychotherapists practising at the centre.

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