Neighbourhood Keepers

Aim

Improve the quality of lives of disadvantaged people living and working in Church street area Working in partnership with other organisations, Munro Health offers a range of complementary therapies including: Aromatherapy, massage, or shiatsu to people who may be disadvantaged or isolated from the communities in which they live.

Criteria

The service will be inclusive but focusing on the over 50s, unpaid carers, those with mental health or other medical issues or anyone who needs the support of this service who live in Church St area.

Each participating resident will be able to have up to 4 sessions with the same therapist on a weekly basis. The service will be inclusive but focusing on the over 50s, unpaid carers, those with mental health or other medical issues or anyone who needs the support of this service. Each client will have a confidential consultation with a complementary therapist who will discuss any medical conditions presented to ensure there are no contraindications for having a treatment and which treatment to
refer them to.

You can check if you are entitled entering your postcode in this website or looking at this map

Duration

From June 2022 to April 2023

Cost

Treatments are free. Donations are welcome

Benefits

Residents may face problems of homelessness; drug or alcohol abuse; isolation; physical or emotional ill health, depression or be in debt; they may be a carer for a family member or friend and find it difficult to get time for themselves. Many are older people who have become more isolated from the community and welcome the opportunity to become more proactive as well as having physical benefits. Most have not had the opportunity to access this type of service either through time or being able to afford it. Through this service, people will have time for themselves, to have something to look forward to. An uplifting experience and the opportunity to connect with other people at a time that they may feel depressed or isolated. This in turn improves a person’s outlook on life generally and increases their willingness to be more active in the community

Venues

Munro will work with Denis Kane, the manager at Penfold Community Hub. 60 Penfold St, NW8 8PJ

Funders

This project is funded by Westminster City Council -Neighbourhood Keepers – Health, well-being and environmental
funding programme for Church Street

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Management

Nazan Garcia is the team leader of this project: nazan@munrohealth.com