Westminster Network

Westminster is one of the most central boroughs of London full of history and culture.

Our KeyRing Support Network is based in Maida Vale. Located mainly in the City of Westminster, with parts overlapping into the London Borough of Camden, Maida Vale is situated north of Paddington in West London, between St John's Wood and Kilburn.

In Westminster, we currently have one network which is supported by Community Living Volunteer – a volunteer who lives in the area and knows the area well.

 

We focus on all that people can do

By having an individual approach, we are focussing on what each Member can do. We support people with Learning Disabilities to achieve what they never thought is possible by awakening their inner potential.

This approach consequently allows our Members to take more control of their daily tasks and activities and therefore allows them to be more spontaneous, independent, empowered and less reliant on services.

We enable each Member to recognise their skills and explore what they want to achieve. Our focus is on helping them to become independent and more connected with their communities. Every Member, with their KeyRing Community Volunteer, therefore co-produces an action plan which details member’s specific goals (both short and long-term), actions needed and more.

 

We provide flexible support

Our flexible approach allows us to give more time to those who need it the most (support to hospital appointments, benefit assessments, Jobcentre appointments, etc.). It also supports the steady transition and progress to more independence while being connected to the local community throughout the whole process.

Members do not wait for their support day to experience crisis. Nor can they always fit their issues into their allocated support hours. Therefore, our connected approach, with peers, volunteers, and staff, means we can allow for the ups and downs of life.

 

How to refer

If you need any more information about our work in Westminster or would like to discuss whether KeyRing might be the right choice for you or someone you know, please contact Lucia on 07852 868 077 or at lucia.fusko@keyring.org