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

A weekly programme of community based (and online) supported activities and social groups

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

People who are vulnerable due to a disability, illness or their age may find it difficult to put their views across or feel they aren’t being listened to. Our advocates can support people to deal with an issue they are facing.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Community advocacy service for aged 18 and over for physical and sensory disability, and for any persons without any impairment aged 50 and over (those with mental health, dementia, learning disability etc. service provided by The Advocacy Project)
The Community Advocacy service will support issues such as:
• Disputes about social care
• Legal issues (or income maximisation issues beyond CAB’s remit)
• Disputes with organisations concerning the person’s disability or other needs
• Complaints – against social services and others e.g. British Gas etc.
• Safeguarding
• Dignity in Care in the community or residential settings
• Supporting Personalisation
• Making contact with wheelchair repairs, utilities, issues around blue badge parking etc.
• We can help people attend court but will not be representing them there.
• We can help with benefits and PIP/ESA support at assessments with preparation, and can attend appeals, but cannot support them with appeals process other than attending meetings with them
• We can help people with child protection cases to support qualifying adults to attend meetings but not the child.
• We can help with employment issues

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We will support you with basic household tasks, such as doing shopping or cooking together, help with attending appointments, going to the gym or other leisure activities, or just going for a coffee and a chat. The activities are many and varied and will be agreed at the initial assessment meeting.

Where they Work: Westminster

The Community Champions programme builds on the skills and knowledge of local communities. We bring local people and services together to improve health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities.

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

Community Champions are local people who volunteer their time to connect to local communities and residents with local services. The Champions have success because they know and understand the culture and language of local communities and are able to tune into the communities’ needs and aspirations.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

The aim of the Community Champions project is to bring together volunteers and local residents from the Lancaster West and Silchester estates in the Notting Dale Ward to help raise awareness of various health and wellbeing need.

Whether it be physical health, healthy eating, mental health or specific health concerns like diabetes or dementia – they work with young children, families, elderly residents and anyone in between!

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Community Champions is a long established project that the Venture Centre has brought to Golborne, focusing on the Wornington Green and Swinbrook Estates. This program is headed up by the Community Champions Manager, Ellen McRae. The aim of this project is to achieve a healthy, happy Golborne through organising social events that are also informative, delivering health and wellbeing messages to family, friends and neighbours.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We hold a Community Football For All session every Tuesday for adults in Kensington & Chelsea from 3 pm to 4.30 pm at our London FA Just Play Centre :

Westway Sports Centre

1 Crowthorne Road

London

W10 6RP

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Community Living Well is a new service for people aged 16 and over who need support with their mental health.
It’s for people registered with a GP in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, or the Queen’s Park and Paddington areas of Westminster.
Community Living Well offers a different kind of mental health support. It makes it easy for you, and anyone who cares for you, to access a wide range of clinical and wellbeing services.
The services on offer include talking therapies, support groups and help with employment or housing issues

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