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: acupuncture, massage, reflexology or shiatsu to people who may be disadvantaged or isolated from the communities in which they live.
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.
We will start the project on the 1st of October with online 1:1 consultations. However we will have a review of the project in January to see if we can resume face to face delivery subject to how covid develop at the time
Treatments are free. Donations are welcome
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
Munro will work with Denis Kane, the manager at Penfold Community Hub.
We will start 1:1 online sessions with Zoom due to the Covid situation.
This project is funded by Westminster City Council -Neighbourhood Keepers – Health, well-being and environmental
funding programme for Church Street
Nazan Garcia is the team leader of this project: