yOUR WELL BEING MATTERS
The aim of this project is to benefit the health and wellbeing of local residents by providing complementary therapies.
26 Queens Park residents will benefit from 3 x60min or 4 x45min sessions of individual complementary treatments of either acupuncture, massage, reflexology or shiatsu
The project will focus on residents over 60 and unpaid carers of any age living in Queen's Park ward but we will also consider other vulnerable groups such as single parents, refugees, and residents with mental health conditions (anxiety, depression...) of any age.
We will start the project in January/February 2019 and expecting to finish it by the end of July 2019
Treatments are free. Donations are welcome
Older people with long-term conditions and people with mental health conditions such anxiety or depression, are more likely to experience a significant impact on quality of life, and restriction in economic and social opportunities leading to social isolation, risk behaviours such as alcohol or substance misuse, poor diet and lack of physical activity. We have a team of experienced practitioners that will ensure high quality, person-centred care, with the aim to reduce the risk factors for, and improving the management of, long term conditions but also focusing on prevention and early intervention.
The project will encourage awareness of health issues empowering the participants to live a healthy lifestyle and make healthy choices, including diet, physical activity and avoiding risk behaviours (such as smoking) and also enabling self-management of conditions and independence. In general the project could encourage older residents to live independently for longer in their own homes. This helps their families to know their relatives are managing their lives better, thus have a positive effect on Queens Park. On the other hand, the positive interactions with our practitioners will increase mental and physical health and wellbeing reducing loneliness and encouraging them to leave the house and socialise.
We will offer a range of therapies with each own different benefits and we will ensure to give the resident the most appropriate service for his/her case. Our practitioners work as a team and they know if they need to refer to another therapy if needed.
Our relevant partners are Ernest Harriss House and the Scheme Managers who provide appropriate free therapy room in Elgin Avenue, with our own hydraulic couch, likewise, Half Penny Steps NHS clinic who also provide the venue free on a Saturday.
We also use the Juniper House conservatory as a venue for a nominal rent.
Ernest Harris House
61 Elgin Ave
London W9 2DB
3 Fourth Ave
London W10 4QX
Half Penny Steps
427-429 Harrow Rd, London W10 4RE
Nazan Garcia is the team leader of this project: