Carelink 24 provides personal alarms for older people and those in need of extra support at home. For many people, remaining in their own homes is essential to their quality of life.
Client groups: Older People, Learning Disability, Physical Disability
Deafblind UK is run by, and run for, people who have both a sight and hearing loss. They advocate for people who have a combined sight and hearing loss and deliver services to give these individuals autonomy and control over their lives. They support friends and carers.
Based in Peterborough but there are community engagement officers who look after the London area and do home visits
Client groups: Sensory Impaired, Carers
Motor Neurone Disease Association can connect people suffering from MND with the right service or offer support on their helpline.
Mayday Trust provides direct support through its radical Personal Transitions Service (PTS), which works with people going through tough times, providing strength based and personalised support.
The Westminster PTS team work with
- young people and adults who are in the homeless pathway, at risk of homelessness or who are currently homeless.
- Young people who are leaving care.
- Individuals who are leaving prison.
- People who are leaving a supported drug or alcohol rehabilitation programme.
Client groups: Homelessness
Russian speaking society SOUZ 55 for people over 50 which runs a weekly social and tea club for elderly Russian speakers from former Soviet Union countries that live in London. They help older people to integrate into their local society providing the conversational English and IT sessions. Also they offer health and wellbeing activities.
Client groups: Russian Community, Eastern Europe Community
The Pheonix Garden is one of the few green spaces in the area and not only provides people with peaceful retreat from the city, but also essential habitat for urban wildlife. We garden using environmentally friendly and sustainable practices - recycling all our green waste onsite, growing the 'right' plants for the conditions, building insect friendly log stacks and rubble heaps - and is designed to feel like a patch of countryside dropped into the centre of town. We feed the birds year round and are visited regularly by range of species. The garden is home to a population of frogs and the pond is a magnet in springtime for parents and children who love the West End's only frogs.
The Phoenix garden is a volunteer-run community garden, open 365 days a year and concentrating on wildlife
Client groups: Volunteer
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity involved in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings.
Client groups: Physical and Sensory Issues
Epilepsy Society is a leading provider of epilepsy services. Through their research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, they work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.
They offer a comprehensive range of information resources and the helpline gives callers confidential emotional support.
Client groups: Carers, Epilepsy
N.ableD aims to help bridge the gap between the rehabilitation and health & fitness industry, and advocate for exercise and nutritional therapy to be available as both a viable treatment offering and preventative measure in the health and social care sector.
They provide 3, 6 and 12 month support packages with the sole aim of educating and empowering the person to learn how to take back the control of their own health and well-being via exercise and nutrition.
N.ableD can also accompany clients to attend classes or services in their local communities which will further increase their well-being.
Client groups: Mental Health, Physical and Sensory Issues
The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) is a British charitable organization whose mission is to promote the welfare and interests of Deaf people.
They provide welfare benefits advice, information and support for the deaf community
Client groups: Physical and Sensory Issues
Independent Age provides information/advice or befriending services to older people. You can access the information services by phone helpline or internet.
You can also arrange to receive a regular phone call or visit from one of our volunteer Befrienders
Client groups: Older People