In Kensington and Chelsea the impact of the Grenfell fire and COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis puts vulnerable adults and children increasingly at risk of isolation and deteriorating mental health and wellbeing. Help us provide the 1:1 support and activities to challenge this
"Going out frightens me. I don't want to get ill and i have no money. I can get very down. But i really look forward to the EPm groups each day. Seeing my friends, learning and having fun lifts my spirits." 41% of adults with learning disabilities or autism have mental health issues (Nat Mencap). The increased level of deprivation and poverty in North Kensington means those we support are at at high risk of isolation, exclusion and difficulty in accessing health care and meaningful activities.
EPM will offer a daily drop-in (10am-4pm) a safe space to socialise, seek advice and support, with a free healthy breakfast and a programme of supported activities. These will include catering and gardening training groups that can support people to move into employment, social groups, yoga, music, dance, IT (inc free tablets) and sports groups taking place across RBKC and neighbouring boroughs . There will be weekly 'Out and About' trips to clubs, concerts, theatre, etc as chosen by members.