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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

» #MyVoiceMatters Conference: Strengthening Young Women’s Leadership to end FGM & VAWG (30 Nov)

This conference is especially aimed at young BAME women activists and those aiming to become activists. Join us at this event if you are passionate about women and girl’s rights and want to learn more about advocating, campaigning and/or raising awareness against VAWG and FGM.

» Pan European Conference: Knowledge Exchange on Promising Practices for Engaging Communities to end FGM & VAWG (29 Nov)

The event is tailored for statutory professionals, Local Government Authorities, voluntary organisations, young women, community representatives, and organisations working on FGM from the UK and Europe.

» WAND UK Next Happy Healthy Family Club - Wed 27th Nov, 10am - 2pm

Happy Healthy Family Club promotes wellbeing every last Wednesday of the month. Activities include Zumba, workshops + presentations, raffle & auction. This months topic will be 'Sexual Harassment and Becoming Acitvie Bystanders'.

» Making Every Contact Count (MECC) FREE training sessions (29 Jan, 18 Feb, 16 Mar)

This training is an approach to healthcare that ensures you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to 'Make Every Contact Count' when opportunities arise with patients. You will be well equipped to have a brief conversations about their health and well being and on how they might make positive improvements.

» OPPORTUNITY: Advice & Helpline Volunteers (Female applicants only)

Are you passionate about issues relating to gender inequality and ending violence against women and girls? If so, come and volunteer for Women and Girls Network’s Advice and Helpline Services! Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a London based, feminist, women-only organisation; offering specialist wrap-around support for survivors of all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

» Safeguarding Awareness Week Event - November 19th 2019

This networking event hosted by the Safeguarding Adults Executive Board is open to all residents, staff and service providers. People in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council have the right to live a life free from harm where communities: have a culture that does not tolerate abuse; work together to prevent abuse; know what to do when abuse happens.

» Cascading leadership - free development opportunity for third sector leaders

Cascading Leadership provides an invaluable free opportunity for leaders working in health and wellbeing organisations in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support. The next course starts March 2020.

» Have your say on local dental services (28th November)

Health Education England (HEE) would like to hear your views on local dental services and measure your awareness of the different roles within a dental team.The feedback you give will be fed into a national review of dental training so your input could have a lasting impact. The event will be a 2 hour workshop on the 28th November from 10.30-12.30 in Central London.

» JOB: Advice Caseworker role at WGN (Female applicants only)

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is looking for an experienced, dynamic and innovative practitioner to join our highly successful Advice Service as a Caseworker. We are looking for a highly skilled professional who is experienced in delivering survivor-led, strength-based and trauma-informed advice, advocacy and casework support for survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

» JOB: Young People & Schools Manager (Job Share)

Grand Junction is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. We offer a bustling programme of activities for young people, families, and adults. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic person to manage, as part of a job share, an inspiring programme of arts activities for young people and families. Passionate about working with young people from a range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have experience in project management and facilitation.
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...