- Hodan – Somali community in and around W10
- Midaye – BME community in and around W10
- POhWER – Those with long term illness
- River House Resource Centre – Those living with HIV
- SMART – Those with mental illness
- The Advocacy Project – Those with mental illness, learning disabilities and older people
- Victim Support – Victims of crime
Hodan Somali Community
Community organisation in W10 that offers advice and information services, employment support, advocacy, carers and elders support, health empowerment for women and outreach services. Its target group is the local Somali community, as well as the vulnerable and other BME groups.
A: Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA
T: 020 8960 5813
Provides advice, advocacy, mental health support and education services to members of the local community – particularly BME. Also FGM support and clinic service, outreach and peer support, fitness classes, diabetes mentoring and BME carers forum.
A: 7 Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL (ring number 4 on intercom)
T: 020 8969 7456
M: 07593 440 944
Nationwide advocacy service, with a local K&C branch. Can support adults with long term health conditions, such as mental illness, in a variety of ways including liaising with Social Services, making complaints, supporting personalisation and with safeguarding procedures.
T: 0300 456 2370
River House Resource Centre
A community centre based in Hammersmith, open to anyone living with HIV and living in London. Proof of diagnosis and address will be required (see website for details).
They provide a large and diverse range of services aimed at supporting people in all aspects of their physical, medical and emotional well being. These include services such as nursing advice, counselling, welfare advice, complementary therapies and educational courses, plus a delicious meal each week day. They also advocacy and legal services.
A: River House, Furnival Gardens, off Rutland Grove, London W6 9DJ
T: 0208 741 5733
Local charity that seeks to promote mental health through purposeful activities by offering work, training and social opportunities to people with mental illness who live in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.
Services include advice and information, advocacy, a training and employment service, a community cafe, a gardening and floristry project, ICT training and a variety of social clubs. Volunteering opportunities are available.
A: The Basement, 15 Gertrude Street , London, SW10 0JN
T: 0207 376 4668
The Advocacy Project
Charity working with people using or wishing to use mental health services, older people and people with learning disabilities. They work to encourage and support people to express their views with regard to their health and treatment. They also gather service users views about services, and run a local choir to promote social cohesion.
A: The Advocacy Project, PO Box 58087, London W10 9EB
T: 020 3960 7920
Victim Support (K&C)
Helps people affected by crime. Provide free and confidential support to help people deal with their experiences, even if the crime has not been reported to the police.
Accept referrals from the police and other organisations, and self-referrals by individuals. Individuals are allocated a worker who will offer support either on the phone or face to face. Advocacy and home visits offered also. Other services include the Witness Service and the Victim Supportline.
National Victim Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111 (24/7)
To get help from a local team call the London Victim Assessment and Referral Service on freephone 0808 168 9291 (8am-8pm).