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Description Provides friendship based support and spiritual resources for life with HIV.
Address Notting Hill Methodist Church 240 Lancaster Road
W11 4AH
Telephone 020 7243 6147
Contact Chris Woolls (Director)
Mailing Address 240 Lancaster Road
London W11 4AH
Hours 10am - 5pm (office)

Services See notes for details
Languages various - please contact to discuss
Transport Tube: Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City)
Buses: 52, 452
Newsletter Monthly newsletter: CARA News
Fees none
Clientele People with or affected by HIV
Eligibility HIV diagnosis - letter from clinic
Notes There are a range of services to choose from at CARA, including a drop-in centre, social and emotional support, home and hospital visiting and peer support groups. CARA also provides information, forum discussion, personal develoment, as well as more dedicated gay men's services. CARA's Pastoral Studies courses provide an opportunity for lay people and clergy from various traditiions to respond to the challenge of HIV in the world.

Women's group: Meets Thursday 11.30am to 3pm
Mixed Peer Support Group: Meets Friday 11.30am to 3pm (Lunch is served at 1.30pm). Open to positive people.
Fortnightly older people's group.
Kids summer holiday activities.
Speaking without prejudice (Evening Group)meets third Monday of every month 7pm - 9pm
Pastoral Visiting: Available at a time and place to suit the client.

Retreats: Several a year as announced

Spirituality Workshops: Several a year as announced.

Pastoral Studies Course: Several a year as announced.

Check website services section for more information.

Registered Charity No. 328124
Last Updated 11 January 2017
Is there someone especially responsible for arrangements to meet the needs of people with disabilities? - Yes - Paul Kirwan (Director) in charge of health & safety
Is there anyone on the site who can use British Sign Language? - No
Is information about activities and facilities available on floppy disk, e-mail or internet? - Yes - By e-mail to or on the web at
Is information about activities and facilities available on cassette? - No
Is information about activities and facilities available in large print and braille? - Yes - Large print is available on request.
Is information about activities and facilities available via minicom/textphone? - No
Are there priority parking places on-site for people with disabilities? - No
Are there on-street, disabled badge parking places nearby (less than about 100 metres/yards away?) - No
Is there a set down point for easy access to the building nearby (less than 100 metres/yards away?) - Yes
Is there a train/underground station nearby(less than 100 metres/yards away?) - Yes - Nearest is Latimer Road (Hammersmith & City)
From the nearest train/underground station, will people encounter obstacles? - Yes - There are steps and roads to cross from the station.
Is there a bus stop less than 100 metres away? - Yes - The no. 295 stops in Bramley Road.
From the nearest bus stop, will people encounter obstacles? - Yes - Roads to cross
Are the building doors automatic? - No
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible? - Yes - There is one shallow step and a stair lift inside the building.
Are the toilets accessible? - Yes - The toilet has been adapted for those with disabilities.
Is free access to a plug point for charging electric wheelchairs available? - Yes
Are guide dogs and hearing dogs welcome? - Yes
Is there a loop system for people with hearing loss? - No
Are there plans for emergency evacuation which cover people with disabilities? - No

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