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Next BME Health Forum Open Meeting

Date:  Wed. 27th Sept. 2017

Time: 11am - 2pm

Theme: Working with disadvantaged Communities in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Meeting Agenda: TBC

Venue: White City Community Centre, 7 India Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7QT

 ALL WELCOME but RSVP required!

Previous Meeting Agenda

Notes for 8th of March Meeting

Future dates:

Wed. 6th Dec. 11am - 2pm


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» Invitation: BME Health Forum – NHS Choices Course Grant

Organisations that work with patients registered with Hammersmith & Fulham GP practices are invited to apply to deliver one or two 10 session courses benefiting a minimum of 10 clients per course whose level of English is at Entry Level 2. Each organisation will receive £790 for each course they deliver.

» NHS Grenfell Tower Fire Response Group briefing

Welcome to the first issue of our new regular NHS Grenfell Tower Fire Response Group briefing. This briefing is to keep you updated about what the NHS is doing in north Kensington, following the fire on 14 June at Grenfell Tower.

» Choosing wisely information

Please see attached documents related to ‘Choosing Wisely’ engagement activity taking place across North West London. North West London Collaboration of CCGs is considering two proposals to do with how medicines are prescribed.

» Suicide Intervention training for clinicians and front line staff

Hammersmith & Fulham, Central London and West London CCGs have commissioned Suicide Intervention training for clinicians and front line staff. The next two dates for this training have been confirmed as 30th and 31st August 2017.

» JOB:Carers Caseworker

We are proud to announce that we have recently secured new funding to expand our services for carers across Central London. We are now seeking excellent candidates to join our growing and dynamic team of Carers Caseworkers. Salary: £24,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week). Benefits: 7% pension, interest free travel loan available

» Proposal to reduce waste associated with repeat prescribing

Equalities and health inequalities impact check.The proposal: The aim is simply to give patients medicines they need and intend to take, but not medicines that they don’t need or don’t intend to take.

» JOBS: Peer Power are recruiting to 5 new posts in August 2017

1 x Office Manager - 12 hours per week (with potential for additional hours, subject to funding). 1 x Youth Engagement Coordinator - 16 hours per week (with potential for additional hours, subject to funding). 3 x Peer Leaders

» Hear Women August timetable

Free childcare, Activities and Courses

» Overnight drop-in Counseling Service

Starting from Monday 14th of August, Total Family Coaching & Parenting in partnership with RBKC, will be offering free and confidential drop in service for adults who have been affected by the tragic fire at Grenfell. The sessions will be run by highly skilled practitioners; experienced in listening and helping people develop their resilience and coping skills. 8pm - 8am

» JOB: Administration Manager

Help is looking for an Administration Manager that includes the duties of Financial Controller and maintenance of Help’s web-site and answering the phone. The job requires a degree of flexibility and you will be working closely with and coordinating with the Clinical & Philanthropy Managers, in terms of timing and meeting reporting deadlines. Salary £18,000-21,000 p.a.

» 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...

» African and African-Caribbean Cancer Support Group (at The Lake Foundation)

The Lake Foundation is a Croydon-based charity that aims to improve the health and well-being of the African and African-Caribbean Community. We run a monthly African and African-Caribbean Cancer Support Group and the aim of the group is to provide anyone who has been touched by cancer with support...

» 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...

» Be FIT For Work - Dalgarno Community Champions can help

Are you looking to upskill yourself back into work or looking for experience to start work? Dalgarno Community Champions can help you! Here’s how - Supporting Opportunities: Maths and English classes; IT support; CV help; References for future employment; Work placement opportunities in Health...

» 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...