Services for Long-Term Health Conditions

Arthritis

Arthritis Care
Provide people with arthritis with support, understanding, information and expertise so they can cope with the impact of the condition.
Tel: 020 7380 6500
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Address: Floor 4, Linen Court, 10 East Road, London, N1 6AD

 

Cancer

Maggie’s Centre
Free, practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer. Offer drop-in sessions, art groups, tai chi, benefit and debt advice, relaxation groups, exercise sessions
Tel: 020 7386 1750
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Address: Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Hillingdon Chronic Fatigue Service
Diagnosis, assessment and treatment for patients with mild to moderate chronic fatigue syndrome.
Tel: 01895 279374
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Address: Greeenacres Centre, Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road, Middlesex, UB8 3NN

 

Chronic Pain

Connect Community MSK Services
Connect uses patient-centred care pathways to ensure that patients receive quality care and are seen by the appropriate clinician. Offer wide range of musculoskeletal services delivered in accessible community locations.
Tel: 0203 795 3426
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Address: Hammersmith Surgery, 1 Hammersmith Bridge Road, London, W6 9DU

British Pain Society
Actively engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Promote education, research and development into all fields of pain.
Tel: 020 7269 7840
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Address: Third Floor, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG

Fibromyalgia Awareness UK
Supports sufferers, friends and family through information and advice about the condition. Also offers local support groups for adults suffering with fibromyalgia. The support groups give members the opportunity to socialise with other sufferers and ask to questions about the condition and request discussion topics. There is a support group based in Ealing, run by Charlee Brown. The group meets on every third Friday of the month, from 14:30 to 16:30.
Tel: 0844 887 2448
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Address: The Grange Pub, Warwick Road, Ealing, London, W5 3XH

COPD

COPD Team
Offers range of services at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospital. Walk-in spirometry services, one-stop COPD clinics, oxygen assessments and pulmonary rehabilitation
Tel: 020 311 1234
Address: Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, W6 8RF

Breathe Easy
Support group for people affected by lung conditions. Opportunity to make new friends and learn about living with a lung condition. Second Tuesday of every month from 11:30-1:30pm.
Tel: 03000 030 555
Address: Charing Cross Community Health Clinic, Pilot Wing, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, W6 8RF

 

Coronary Heart Disease

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
Develop rehab programmes for those who are recovering from a heart attack or have been diagnosed with a heart problem
Tel: 020 8383 0229
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Address: Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Service, Charing Cross Hospital, 5 North, 5th Floor, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF

Charing Cross Cardiac Club
Offer support and information for those with heart disease. Heart health professionals run talks on cardiac issues, where individuals can share experiences, swap information, help and encourage others. Third Thursday of every month between 18:15-20:00.
Tel: 0208 994 2360 – Geoffrey
Email form on website
Address: Charing Cross Prevention and Rehabilitation Unit, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Road, London, W6 8RF

Healthy Hearts
Service that provides people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease with a range of advice, support, activities and clubs for improving their health for a happier, healthier future. Community-based programmes including weight management, healthy cookery classes, physical activity sessions
Tel: 020 3434 2500
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Dementia

Hammersmith & Fulham Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Team
Assessment and treating for people who are experiencing trouble with their mental abilities e.g. thinking, knowing and remembering. Offer short and long-term treatment
Tel: 020 8483 2525
Address: St Vincent’s Day Hospital, 49 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9QH

 

Diabetes

Diabetes Team
Provide support to adults with diabetes, help control diabetes and reduce risk of short and long term complications by providing patients with skills, knowledge and confidence to self-manage diabetes.
Tel: 020 8962 499
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Address: Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 56 Bloemfontein Road, London, W12 7FG

Know Diabetes
Runs a Hammersmith Diabetes group 2nd Wednesday of every month; 1:30pm-3:30pm. Sessions include a talk from a diabetes specialist, chance to ask questions and contribute experiences.
Tel: Krysie Chamberlain 07944 995 376. Fatma Nassor 07969 635 060
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Address: White City Community Centre, India Way, W12 7QT

 

HIV Services

Positively UK
Peer-led support, advocacy and information to women, men and young people living with HIV. Peer mentors operate in hospitals who can offer emotional support for individuals suffering from HIV. Mentor can also refer for further assessment with case worker if they require further support e.g. support groups.
Tel: 0207 713 0444
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Address: 345 City Road, London, EC1V 1LR

Bloomsbury Clinic
Offers free, confidential treatment and care for people with HIV. Offer blood tests, pharmacy and walk-in clinics.
Tel Appointments: 020 3317 5100. Clinical advice: 020 3317 5143. Pharmacy: 020 3317 5228.
Address: Capper Street, off Tottenham Court Road, London, WC1E 6JB

Terrence Higgins Trust
Support individuals with HIV. Offer advice on benefits, housing, legal entitlements and employment. Have Health Trainers who offer advice on medication, treatment, sexual and physical health.
Tel: 0808 802 1221
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Address: 3 14-320 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP

 

Psoriasis

Psoriasis Help Organisation
Website which has information and tips for living with psoriasis. Online discussion forum where members can exchange advice and views on how to live and treat psoriasis. Also offers a support group.
Email here

 

Stroke

Community Rehabilitation Service
Help with rehabilitation for physical disabilities following stroke, falls, MS, Parkinson’s, fractured hip, cerebral palsy. For people over the age of 16 who have a significant neurological problem requiring rehabilitation. Provide therapeutic intervention to avoid hospital admission
Tel: 020 8383 3074
Address: Hammersmith Hospital, Elderly Medicine, Du Cane Road, London, W12 0HS

Life After Stroke Services; Stroke Association
Provide practical assistance, essential information and emotional support following a stroke. Run support groups, befriending services and local leisure and social activities. Aim to: reduce hospital readmissions/hospital stays and facilitate better integration of care
Moving on Group – aims to provide opportunity for stroke survivors to share ideas, swap information, enjoy company and support one another. Improve quality of life and prevent isolation
Swimming After Stroke – aim to keep stroke survivors well and active, encourage them to keep doing exercise and improve their quality of life and prevent isolation
Tel: 07540513292
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Address: 17-25 Farm Lane, Fulham Broadway, London, SW6 1PX

 

Vitiligo

Vitiligo Society
Offer information on all aspects of vitiligo, helpline, regular newsletters and events. Raise awareness, campaign for better understanding, hold open days – give chance to meet others with the condition and given the latest information
Tel: 0800 018 2631