We empower people to overcome barriers and challenges and to engage with their own wellbeing.
This enables our clients to pursue their goals. We do this through the provision of Information, Advice and Guidance, and wellbeing support and activities.
Information, Advice and Guidance
*Unfortunately, due to high demand and reduced capacity we are only able to take referrals for people living in Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham. This includes people living in temporary accommodation under these boroughs who have been placed in another area.*
If you need support with day to day issues and want to feel more in control of things we can support you with solving your problems. Whether you need help to manage your bills, change schools or apply for benefits – we are here to help you to make positive changes in your life and take steps towards achieving your goals.
Our Information, Advice and Guidance service has been awarded the Advice Quality Standard by the Advice Services Alliance, a nationally recognised quality mark for organisations providing free, independent advice to members of the public.
We have helped previous clients to resolve problems around:
- benefits, including help with PIP and Universal Credit as well as supporting clients to chase up on delayed payments, applying for new benefits, and appealing against decisions
- grants, including writing applications for clients in financial difficulty
- school exclusions, including following up with the school on certain issues
- education, including supporting clients to look for courses or training
If we are unable to help you, we usually know someone who is. To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details, and a description of what you need help with.
Life in the UK Revision Group
We run a weekly Life in the UK revision group for those taking the test every Friday from 10 – 11 am, via Zoom.
Email email@example.com to sign up.
The ClementJames Centre welcomes you to our wellbeing programme. Take part in a variety of one-off workshops, courses and ongoing activities – a great chance for you to build confidence, learn something new, relax and connect with others.
If you would like to find out what’s on at the moment…
We also provide specific emotional support to children and young people who were directly or indirectly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. This includes weekly art therapy sessions and counselling.
Conversation and Reader Groups
Our Conversation Group is an informal and fun environment for those who wish to practice their spoken English whilst getting the chance to meet new people and learn about other cultures. The group is predominantly for those who are learning English as an additional language.
Conversation Group: Thursdays 12 – 1 pm
Those who attend our Reader Group come together to share in the magic of reading, by discussing a set novel extract, short story or poem. All reading abilities are welcome and there is no pressure to read aloud. During the sessions, we aim to draw parallels between our own opinions and life experiences, and those explored in the text.
Reader Group: Wednesdays 12 – 1 pm
Please note, Conversation and Reader Group are both currently on pause for the summer period.
One-off Events and Workshops
We host a number of different one-off events and workshops for adults and young people throughout the year. From creative workshops and exhibitions as part of ‘This is Me’ and ‘Express Yourself’, to our annual spring Wellbeing Week celebrations.
Keep an eye on our delivery calendar, newsletter and social media accounts for details of what we have coming up in the way of wellbeing activities.
Our Community Wellbeing Clinic offers certified NADA ear acupuncture, relaxation and health and wellbeing advice. Come in, relax or just have a chat with a professional. The clinic runs on Tuesdays between 2:30 to 5:30 pm. The last session before the summer break is Tuesday 19th July. Find out more about the Wellbeing Clinic and sign up here.
Gardening at ClementJames
We run a monthly gardening session in our community garden. Those who attend work with the professional gardener to learn more about gardening and often grow their own produce!
Gardening Group happens on the second Tuesday of every month from
11-1 pm. No need to book, just come along to the Centre and get involved!
Women’s Confidence Programme
The Women’s Confidence Programme is a six-week course which brings a group of women together for a morning a week to work on developing skills such as communication, active listening, confidence, self-compassion and boundaries. It gives local women the opportunity to focus on themselves: their needs, aspirations, and ways in which they can successfully achieve their goals.
It was amazing to be in a safe, comfortable judge free environment where I feel open to share my struggles, thoughts and ideas. Attending the course was a new opportunity and something I haven’t done for a while…Women’s Confidence Programme Attendee
The course is run three times throughout the year. Get in touch to find out when we will be running the next course.
As part of the Women’s Confidence Programme, we also run a range of workshops and events for women, such as women’s self-care days and trips to local attractions.
I learnt how to be kinder to myself – e.g. learning to say ‘no’ sometimes. Not being too self-critical and limiting myself. It has been a priceless experience which will assist me on the rest of my life journey.Women’s Confidence Programme Attendee
Nutrition & Gardening Course
In the summer term, we also run a four-week Nutrition and Gardening course which aims to promote an interest in nourishing our minds and bodies. The course covers topics such as how to get involved with community garden projects and small diet changes that can have a positive impact on your health.
The next course will run in-person at the centre for three weeks from Tuesday 7th June, from 10 am – 12 pm (dates including Tuesday 21st June and Tuesday 28th June).