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 now only able to provide Information, Advice and Guidance Support to those who live in Kensington and Chelsea. This includes people living in temporary accommodation under Kensington and Chelsea who have been placed in another area.
We will still be offering support to existing clients who have used our Information, Advice and Guidance service in the past and live outside of Kensington and Chelsea, as well as clients registered with Community Living Well.
If you live in either Hammersmith and Fulham or Westminster, we have put together a list of organisations in these areas which may be able to provide support. You can find this list here. If you would like to speak to a member of staff about these changes, please call the centre on 020 7221 8810.
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
- We have had to pause our Immigration Level 1 provision for the time being until we have a new qualified advisor. We will let you know when we can offer Immigration Level 1 support once again. Below are some organisations who may be able to provide support with this:
- North Kensington Law Centre: https://nklc.org.uk/
- Nucleus: 020 7373 4005 https://www.nucleus.org.uk/
If we are unable to help you, we usually know someone who is. To make an appointment please email email@example.com with your name, contact details and a description of what you need help with, or fill out our enquiry form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our Wellbeing Group creates an informal space for you to come together with people from your community and focus on your wellbeing. We discuss topics every week, such as sleep, motivation and stress, and work together to develop wellbeing tools which you can take away with you.
Wellbeing Group: Wednesdays, 11:30 – 1 pm
Our Creative Wellbeing Group offers a series of informal creative workshops, giving you an opportunity to connect with others, learn new skills and make your own artistic creations!
Creative Wellbeing Group: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, restarting in October.
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 free 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 (last entry 4:45 pm). 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 every other Tuesday 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
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.
Nature Wellbeing Course
We are currently working in collaboration with Holland Park Ecology Centre to provide a nature wellbeing course run from Avondale Park. The sessions will look at how we can connect to nature through walking, noticing, exploring, writing, discussing and creating art in green spaces.
These sessions are for adults who would like to spend more time in nature,
develop tools to support wellbeing through nature, and connect with other