We have an exciting opportunity for people passionate about community development and wellbeing in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Our Talking Therapies services (IAPT) have created new roles for Community Development Managers (1 full time post for each service) to help the services work more closely with community groups and GP networks to improve engagement and our service provision for all in our communities.
Paddington Development Trust aims to empower deprived communities in London, through employability, social entrepreneurship, health and well-being programmes, and facility development. They are currently seeking to recruit new trustees to their board. They are particularly keen to hear from those who are or have recently been PDT service users, and those with a connection to the local community in north-west Westminster, , either through work, volunteering or residency. They also actively encourage applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, and people with disabilities.
Henna is recruiting an Outreach Worker to: To develop cooperate fundraising and contacts; to undertake outreach and make contacts in all London
boroughs; and to increase and maintain Hennas online services portal. The role is a 2 day post (14 hours) for 3 months @ £11 per hour.
The Advocacy Project has a well-earned reputation for providing high quality advocacy and user involvement. We are a diverse and inclusive organisation. We currently have a number of vacancies including Advocates, Experienced managers and a Treasurer (Board of Trustees).
Safeguarding people from abuse and neglect is a pressing concern as the pandemic continues. The Advocacy Project is holding two national online discussions during Safeguarding Adults Week (16 – 22 November): When a home becomes a drugs base: cuckooing (16th Nov); and What now for safeguarding in our ‘new normal’ world? (19th Nov)
The Ubelele Initiative is running a number or events to celebrate Black History Month. 100 Great Black Britons Official Online Book Launch on 20th Oct; Diaspora Kitchen Session with Betty Vandy, Bettylicious Cooks pm27th Oct; What radicalised you? Workshop on 28th Oct; and The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival from 17th Oct to 8th Nov.
Zoom panel discussion: Black Women in politics-Achievements & Challenges. Join WAND UK to meet and listen to the stories and journeys of a panel of Black women in politics recalling the PAST and shaping the FUTURE. 29th October, 11 - 12.30pm.
One Westminster is recruiting a Social Prescribing Link Worker. The suitable candidate is an individual who is passionate about connecting people to a broad range of community groups and services. Social Prescribing Link Workers will use a holistic approach to support patients to take control of their health and wellbeing.
Please see Westminster Dementia Advisor's latest update on local services including information about Abbey Centre's continued face to face services, Penfold Hub's socially distanced History walks and Sports For Confidence able to support individuals in need of support in leisure centres.
As we know, there was a requirement to put social distancing in place in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and GP surgeries across the country were urged to undertake consultations with those exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 remotely. With this in mind, we are looking to gain insight into your experience and get your views on the impact of accessing health and social care services remotely. That includes digitally or by telephone, focusing on access to GP services.