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BME Health Forum Quarterly Meetings

The BME Health Forum holds four engagement meetings a year to which we invite local BME organisations delivering services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, and local NHS commissioners.

At these meetings there will be opportunities to feedback about local NHS services as well as the work your organisations are doing.

If you would like to be invited to these meetings please get in touch with Nafsika Thalassis here


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News/Events/Jobs/Services/Activities

» TNLCF Chair of the Board and Chair of England Committee Recruitment

The National Lottery Community Fund is looking for a new Chair to lead the Board and represent the Fund and a new Chair for the England Funding Committee as it oversees a £400m annual grants budget, delivering People in the Lead in England.

» Engagment Opportunity with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Are you receiving or have you received support from a Mental Health ‘Crisis Team’ in Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea or Westminster? Are you interested in improving adult crisis care (sometimes called ‘urgent and emergency’ care)? CNWLis looking for Experts-by-experience and Carers to join their project team!

» 5 x Job Vacancies at EACH Counselling

Each Counselling currently has the following vacancies: 2x Support Case Worker roles, Project Lead (Female) – Women with complex needs (Jasmine) project, Support and Engagement Worker (Female) – Women with complex needs (Jasmine) project and Project Lead – Real Talk.

» ActiveWestminster Central Network Community Project Funding

ActiveWestminster is inviting community organisations to submit a proposal for an investment of up to £1000, to support the development or upscaling of a health and wellbeing physical activity community project in Central Westminster. The submission deadline is Friday 13th September 2019.

» JOB: SEND Job Coach Co-Ordinator

Westminster Employment* are recruiting a SEND Job Coach Co-Ordinator to oversee the delivery of supported employment on the new Westminster City Council Supported Internship programme, delivered in partnership with the council and City of Westminster College.

» Step Up for Migrant Women Campaign

On the 16th of July 2019 a bill to protect domestic violence abuse was introduced in to the UK parliament. Although this bill is intended to protect and meet the needs of victims of domestic violence abuse it has been criticised that it fails to provide protection for migrant victims. The bill has not included specific solutions for migrant women. The Step Up For Migrant Women campaign has highlighted that until the government creates concrete legislative change for migrant survivors, these victims will not be able to report violence safely and access necessary services.

» Listening Books FREE membership opportunity

Listening Books provides an audiobook library service for anyone with an illness, physical or learning disability, mental health condition, or learning difficulty, who finds that it impacts on their ability to read or hold books in the usual way. We currently have a number of free memberships available for people living in Westminster who would like to join, but would find it difficult to cover our usual membership fees.

» JOB: Project Lead – Connect and Change for Better Mental Health

Each Counselling, a small charity passionate and committed to empowering and enabling people to have better health and life choices is seeking a project lead for their ‘Connect and Change’ project – a project aimed at helping people from black and minority ethnic communities (BME) to health and wellbeing.

» New grants for small employment and skills organisations: EQUIP

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for third sector organisations and SMEs – those with 49 (FTE) or fewer staff - who carry out employment and skills work. The funding has been made available by the ESFA under their Community Grants Scheme. PDT is calling this programme EQUIP since its goal is to equip small organisations who in turn can equip local residents with skills and jobs advice.

» UFM 'share your views' opportunity

The User Focused Monitoring (UFM) team are talking to local people with lived experience of mental health difficulties to find out ‘what support people would like in the community to help with their recovery and staying well’. The views and ideas collected will be passed to local commissioners and service providers to help them to shape their work.
Services

» A Moveable Creche service from the Abbey Centre (South Westminster)

A Moveable Crèche provides an excellent value and flexible childcare service for clients. Sessions are delivered in a venue of your choice, for as many children as the size of the venue permits...

» Access to Health New Project: Information and Referral form

‘Access to Health’ is a new project which aims to support homeless and vulnerably housed pregnant women and families with a child/children under 5 years old in Westminster or temporarily housed outside the borough...

» Active for Life - Opportunities to Keep Fit In the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Leisure Services’ Sports Development Team provides a wide variety of sport and physical activity opportunities for RBKC residents at venues across the borough including targeted sessions for specific groups...

» ADKC Disability Connect project

The Disability Connect project is for socially isolated disabled people (with a physical, sensory or hidden impairment) who need or would like some encouragement and support to get out and about doing activities of interest to them.

» African Women's Care

AWC works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people, fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.

» Al-Aman (DVIP) Arabic Speaking service

DVIP’s Al-aman service has continued to receive funding from London Councils to support women from Arabic speaking communities who have been affected by gender based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour based violence...

» ANGELOU Referrals

On the 1st July ADVANCE in conjunction with eight other organisations launched a shared service across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster supporting women and girls who are experiencing or have experienced violence and abuse this partnership is called Angelou...

» Arabic Women’s Project at Al-Hasaniya, North Kensington

Based in North Kensington we offer advice and support in health and welfare of Arabic speaking women. We have a Domestic Violence project and also a children and families mental health project as well as many other...

» Befriending for Asian Women at Henna

Henna’s befriender-workers will pay regular weekly or monthly visits to some of the most vulnerable ladies in the community. These visits could be to those who were members of Henna in the past and have been restricted...

» Breathe Easy Support Group

DO YOU LIVE IN PIMLICO AND SUFFER FROM A BREATHING PROBLEM? BREATHE EASY PADDINGTON is your Westminster patient support group, for anyone affected by a lung condition. We offer mutual support, information...