Details of new projects and services will be shown here:
INDEPENDENT LIVES KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA.
City Bridge Trust have provided a grant over 3 years to support local disabled people to identify and overcome barriers to living an independent life, as well as to identify, develop and make use of skills to become active participants within the local community.
For more information see our Independent Lives K&C project page
We have been given funding to provide support for Disabled people affected directly or indirectly affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire.
We can now offer a Support service which is aimed at dealing with issues that have arisen as a result of the tragedy – this will support people who have been affected both directly (in the case of people living in and around the tower, or who have lost friends and relatives as a result) or indirectly (for example your services might be delayed… or you are worried about your own safety as a result).
Our Grenfell trauma course will start to provide people with the skills to understand and support people who have experienced trauma as a result of the fire will lead to a safe drop-in, where individuals can share and support each other.
INCLUSIVE ART KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Another project inspired by an ADKC member! Following a suggestion by another ADKC member, ADKC has secured funding to work in partnership with ACAVA to run an short Inclusive Art project. A pilot of 6, accessible, taster sessions, covering a range of artistic styles, will allow ADKC member to have fun, learn new techniques and feed into the development of a run-on project.
Dreamed up by members of our successful Positive Empowerment Group (PEG), the Happy Group is a warm and welcoming environment for people to set aside their problems for 2 hours of fun and enjoyment. Monthly, on the first Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays). See our events page for dates.
DISABILITY CONNECT KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA PROJECT
***PRESS RELEASE ***
ADKC launches new project supporting isolated disabled people to get out in the community. The new Disability Connect Kensington and Chelsea project was launched earlier this month. The project will continue on from the Day Opportunities Project.
The project aims to support socially isolated disabled people who live in Kensington and Chelsea, with a physical, sensory or hidden impairment, to get out and about in their community. The age limit is 18 to 49.
The Disability Connect project will work with the person at their pace, help them to decide what they want to do and provide peer support, a range of advice, information and workshops.
All referrals need to come from local Adults Social Care Management teams. However, if you would like to be referred and need support to do this or would like more information about the new Disability Connect project, please contact Simone at Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea on 020 8960 8888 or email@example.com