Independent Living

Unfortunately due to long term funding coming to an end this service and the following Peer Support Projects (AoD Connect & Disability Connect Westminster) are no longer Live as of January 2019.

Please Note: The H&F Direct Payments Peer Support Group is still available and will continue to meet on a monthly basis in 2019.

Useful Information

However, below you will find information sheets and guides that may be useful to you, relating to:

• Basic IT and Internet Safety

• Direct Payments

• Disability Rights and Justice

• Mental Wellbeing

• Physical Exercise and Wellbeing

• Useful Organisations Website Links relating to Disability

General Enquiries

Please contact our Reception on:

Telephone: 020 7381 2042 or 020 7385 2098

Email: or 



Direct Payments Peer Support in H&F

A group for people accessing Direct Payments, enabling them to come together In a safe and comfortable space.

Group Purpose For YOU

  • Give and get basic support, problem solve and learn from each other
  • Share their knowledge and experience of receiving a direct payment.
  • Feel more confident asking for information or advice or challenging bad practice
  • Access regular guest speakers and organisations
More Information about Our H&F Monthly Support Group Look for the 2 Posts below about the Direct Payments Peer Support Group You will find other posts relating to Direct Payments Below. 


A to Z of Organisations & Websites & Resources

Below is a list of Organisations and Resource Website Links that you may find of interest and use.  Please Note: This is not a full and Comprehensive list, but

Direct Payments Peer Support Group – H&F DP Users

Action on Disability would like to let Direct Payments Users in the H&F Borough know that there is a Monthly Peer Support Group for YOU About the Group: This

Back on Track Service – Previous Workshop Slides and Resources

Below are the slides and handouts from the various workshop that we delivered in partnership with the Back on Track Service in Hammersmith. Coping Strategies Coping Strategies When You

Direct Payments Users – Useful Websites and Organisation Contacts

Below is a selection of Useful Websites and Organisation Contacts that may be a useful source of information and resources for Direct Payment Users.. Downloadable Versions MS Word Versions

Social Model of Disability & The Cultural Model of Deafness

Please find attached below 2 Factsheets that may be of interest to you. Attached are both PDF and Ms Word Versions. The Social Model of Disability The Cultural Model

Useful Inclusion London Factsheets & Information Links

Below are some very useful factsheets that have been created by Inclusion London PDF Versions  IL – Care and Independent Living 2014 IL – Disability Hate Crime Factsheet 2016

27 Minute Routine that Could Change Your Thinking Completely

Below and attached are some techniques and ideas that may of interest and of use to you In this world of ‘Everything Must be Done Now’ we all need

Disability Justice Project – Inclusion London

Have you been discriminated against? Take action with our Disability Discrimination Guides and learn more about your Rights About the Project: We believe it is important to use the

Dealing with Spoofing Emails & Safe Internet Use

Recently there has been an increase in Spoofing / Spam / Phishing emails requests for Money Transfers / Confirming Security Details. Some have other requests in addition to containing

Seated, Resistance Bands & Whole Body Workouts to Try at Home

Below are some more Seated, Chair Based, Resistance Band and Light Exercises that you could try dong at home. Always Remember to read the safety guidelines and tips in