- Dad’s House – Single fathers
- Pepper Pot Day Centre – Over 50s BME
- New Horizons – Over 50s
- River House Resource Centre – People living with HIV
- SMART – Anyone with mental illness
- St Cuthbert’s Day Centre – Vulnerable people in and around Earl’s Court
- The Food Chain – People living with HIV
- The Trussell Trust – Anyone living in food poverty
Local organisation to help single dads with the practicalities of raising their children alone. Offer accommodation, a buddy service, breakfast club and a food bank, as well as parenting and stress management classes.
A: 300 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JH
Pepper Pot Day Centre
Provide a comprehensive service for active and disabled over 50’s, from the African, Caribbean & BME community, to enable them to live more independently in their own homes. Provides a range of activities, day care, befriending and outreach for isolated individuals and hot African and Caribbean meals.
A: 1A Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL
T: 020 8968 6940
A lively centre based in Chelsea for K&C residents aged over 50. There are over 80 regular weekly activities at the centre, as well as at various venues in the community. They charge a nominal fee of between £1.25 and £3.00 per class. They also organise and host special events from complementary therapy workshops, Digital Clinics from Age UK and counselling and Information and Advice sessions. Their cafe has a daily changing menu serving low cost food.
Opening Times: 9:30 – 4.00 Monday to Friday.
A: Guinness Trust Estate, Cadogan Street, London SW3 2PF
T: 020 7590 8970
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, benefits and legal advice, complementary therapies and educational courses, plus a delicious meal each week day. They also offer befriending and advocacy services.
A: River House, Furnival Gardens, off Rutland Grove, London W6 9DJ
T: 020 8753 5190 or 07763 768 345/6
SMART seeks to promote mental health through purposeful activities by offering work, training and social opportunities to people with mental illness who live in KCW. Services include advice and information, advocacy, a training and employment service, a community cafe, a gardening and floristry project, ICT training, a packing project and a variety of social clubs. Volunteering opportunities are available.
A: The Basement, 15 Gertrude Street , London, SW10 0JN
T: 0207 376 4668
St Cuthbert’s Day Centre
A drop-in centre for all marginalised, vulnerable people in Earls Court and the surrounding areas. Provides a range of activities as well as three-course meals served Monday to Friday to people living on or below the poverty line. Staffed, including those with mental health training. Free use of computers and Wi-Fi.
A: The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Garden, London SW5 9EB
T: 020 7835 1389
The Food Chain
The Food Chain exists to ensure people living with HIV in London can access the nutrition they need to get well, stay well and lead healthy, independent lives. They deliver meals and groceries, offer cookery and nutrition classes and communal eating opportunities to people living with HIV in London and their dependents.
T: 020 7843 1800
The Trussell Trust
National foodbank service, with several services operating in our local area (H&F, Westminster, K&C). See website for details of these, and their opening times. Staff/ teams will need to register with their local service in order to receive vouchers, which can then be passed on to those in need.
Vouchers can also be obtained at Citizen’s Advice Bureaus.
T: 01722 580 180