Category Archives: RBKC Directory of Services HEY

Kensington & Chelsea Directory of Services Index: Healthy Early Years

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health, and Safety

Healthy Eating, Oral Health and Physical Activity

School Travel / Active Travel

Contact: Michael Oskys

Job Title: School Travel Coordinator

Address: Council Offices, 37 Pembroke Rd, London W8 6PW

Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/getting-around/cycling-and-walking/school-travel-plans

Alternative Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/

Email Address: school.travel@rbkc.gov.uk

Telephone Number: 020 7361 2521

Borough: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Provision Summary:

We offer the following to TfL STARS Engaged Early Years Settings:

  • School Travel Plan Support
  • Small Grant Funding Opportunities to Support School Travel Initiatives
  • Free Resources (including Hi-visibility Equipment, Bike Equipment, Pedometers, Road Safety Leaflets, Guides and Activity Booklets, Air Quality Banners (no-idling) and Leaflets, and Other Resources Promoting Active Travel and Public Transport
  • Invitations to Participate in Council Competitions, Events and Initiatives Focused on Active Travel and Road Safety
  • Opportunities for Council to Host Air Quality, Road Safety and Active Travel-related Assemblies and Workshops

Target Group: TfL STARS engaged Children’s Centre’s, Nurseries and Primary Schools with Early Years. TfL’s STARS scheme is a platform for schools to develop a school travel plan and plan activities and initiatives that promote and encourage sustainable transport. STARS schools also receive accreditation for the work they do, working from Bronze through to Silver and Gold level.

Cost Implication for Early Years Settings: No

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

Website: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/kb5/rbkc/fis/service.page?id=rGDtznOExpA

Telephone Number: 020 8102 4009

Borough:  Kensington and Chelsea

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 Kensington and Chelsea, or Westminster or have a GP in the borough can access this service.

Cost Implication: No

One You Kensington and Chelsea

Website: https://oneyou.rbkc.gov.uk

Email Address: hello@oneyoukensingtonandchelsea.org.uk

Telephone Number: 020 3434 2500

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea

Provision Summary:

Making better choices can have a big impact of your health. One You is here is help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support on the following topics:

  • Eating well
  • Stop Smoking
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Moving and Physical Activity
  • Drinking Less
  • Health Checks

One You also offer free training for healthcare professionals, service managers and frontline staff. Including:

  • Making Every Contact Count
  • Level 1 Stop Smoking

Target Group:

  • Early Years Practitioners
  • School staff
  • Parents / Carers

Cost Implication: No