Category Archives: LBHF Directory of Services HEY

Hammersmith & Fulham Directory of Services Index: Healthy Early Years

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health, and Safety

Healthy Eating, Oral Health and Physical Activity

The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service

Website: http://wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/centrallondon/

Email Address: daws@turning-point.co.uk

Telephone Number: 0330 303 8080

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham

Provision Summary:

The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service offers substance misuse services within the three London Boroughs: Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea. We have a team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, wellbeing workers, support workers, peer mentors, counsellors and volunteers who offer support, knowledge and encouragement to help you achieve your recovery, whatever that means for you. The service supports local people as well as their families, friends, employers and the community to make positive changes to any issues they may be having around drugs and alcohol.

Target Group:  Staff, Parents/carers

Cost Implication: No

West London Action for Children

Website: https://www.wlac.org.uk

Email Address: team@wlac.org.uk

Telephone Number: 020 7352 1155

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham

Provision Summary:

West London Action for Children offer a range of counselling and therapy services for children and families in need who are based in the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. We support families under stress to develop their confidence and skills and cope with the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of family life. Our services are primary available to families who are eligible for means-tested benefits.

Target Group: Families in Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham who are eligible for means-tested benefits.

Cost Implication: No

The Alcohol Service

Address: 66 Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3EQ

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/the-alcohol-service-hammersmith-fulham-kensington-chelsea-westminster/info

Email Address: thealcoholservice.info@cgl.org.uk

Telephone Number: 0800 014 7440

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster

Provision Summary:

A free confidential alcohol service. Whether you’re looking to stop drinking or just cut down, we’re here to help you make changes. If you have issues with the drinking behavior of someone else close to you, we can support you.

Target Group: Adults in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster

Cost Implication : No

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service

Address:

Parsons Green Health Centre, 5-7 Parsons Green, London SW6 4UL

Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Cranston Court, First Floor, 56 Bloemfontein Road, London W12 7FG

Website: http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/lbhf/fis/service.page?id=kgBMMJVCyRg&localofferchannel=0

Telephone Number:  020 8102 3575

Borough:  Hammersmith and Fulham

Provision Summary:

The SLT service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH). The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and young people whose difficulties have a significant impact on their functional, everyday communication skills.

The aim is to make sure that children and young people reach their speech, language and communication potential, whatever their level of ability and preferred communication method.

The service is delivered on the principle that all children and young people’s communication skills are best developed through interaction with the people who are most familiar with the children and young people, and in their everyday situations and environments. There is also a strong focus on early identification and intervention.

Team members work collaboratively with parents and carers, as well as education, early years, and health colleagues. They provide training and advice for parents/carers and key staff, and work alongside others in the children’s workforce to create communication supportive environments and to support individual children. This is to ensure a whole system approach to meeting speech, language and communication needs.

Early Years Referrals:

SLT services run an open referral system for pre-school age children, so anyone can refer a child to the Early Years’ Service if there is a concern about their speech, language, communication, or swallowing. To make a referral, please complete a referral form and email it to CLCHT.chirp@nhs.net. Referral forms can be found on the website: https://fisd.westminster.gov.uk/kb5/westminster/fis/service.page?id=v-lLs9wrJ1s

Children under 5 are usually seen within 8 weeks for initial assessment. Following initial assessment all parents / carers are invited to a SLT information session which gives the opportunity to explain what SLT is and how parents / carers can support their children’s communication.

Early Years’ Service

This service is available to preschool children (0 – 5 years), who have problems with their speech, language and communication, or with eating and drinking. All children who live in Hammersmith and Fulham or have a GP in the borough can access this service.

The service mostly takes place in clinics, children’s centres, nurseries and nursery classes attached to schools. Support provided includes assessment of needs, group and individual therapy for children, and training and collaborating with parents, carers, and staff involved in the child’s care. The focus in early years is on prevention of communication concerns and on early identification and support of needs.

Therapists run drop-in sessions at children’s centres, for parents/carers to find out more about speech and language needs and the SLT service, and to discuss any concerns they have with their child’s speech, language, and communication development. Details of the drop-in sessions, including upcoming dates and times, can be found on the website.

In addition, therapists support early year’s practitioners to ensure that children’s centres and nurseries/schools can also help develop children’s speech, language and communication. This is achieved by training staff, sharing resources such as language enriching activities, and ensuring the child’s environment promotes language and communication.

The SLT team have developed a new telephone advice service for practioners who would like any advice from an early years SLT; such as on interaction strategies, accessing training, creating communication supportive environments, and referrals. Further details, including dates and times when the service is taking place can be found here.

A specialist feeding service is available to assess and support children who face difficulties with eating and drinking. When a feeding referral is received the Therapist will contact the family within two weeks. Support consists of advice and a programme, which is reviewed regularly.

Target Group: All children who live in Hammersmith and Fulham or have a GP in the borough can access this service.

Cost Implication: No

Mind

Address: 309 Lillie Road, London SW6 7LL

Website: https://www.hfmind.org.uk

Email Address: enquiries@hfmind.org.uk

Telephone Number: 0207471 0580

Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham

Provision Summary:

  • We provide support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
  • We campaign to improve services and are committed to empowering local residents, promoting wellbeing and supporting recovery.
  • We provide advocacy, youth services, emergency services counselling, employment
    support, mental health networks and mental health training for employers.

Target Group: Residents in Hammersmith and Fulham

Cost Implication: Yes, for some services. For more information see our website.

Maternity Champions

Contact: Carmella Obinyan

Website: http://www.communitychampionsuk.org/teams/maternity-champions/maternity-champions-home/

Email Address: carmella.obinyan@familymosaic.co.uk

Telephone Number: 0208 740 8008

Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham

Provision Summary:

Maternity Champions are a trained team of local people who volunteer to provide support for expectant and new parents through pregnancy, child birth and the transition into parenthood.

Being pregnant and having a baby is an amazing experience but at times can be overwhelming and isolating. Working closely with midwives, health visitors and children’s centre staff, the team will be on hand to guide and support new parents, increase the uptake of support services, give advice on keeping healthy and active, feedback views and reduce isolation and vulnerability by encouraging new parents to support each other.

If you would like to find out more about the programme and how the Maternity Champions may be able to support you, or if you would like to become a Maternity Champion yourself please get in touch

Target Group: Expectant and new parents

Cost Implication: No