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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

» EVENT: Common Cause Networks - linking BME leaders and funders

How To Talk To Funders is a working conference which will bring together black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders, managers, founders, activists and project managers all across the UK, to spend a day with a range of funders such as Big Lottery, Power To Change, JRT, Paul Hamlyn, UKRI and Calouste Gulbenkian. Deadline for applications is 31st Jan.

» JOB: Social Prescribing Link Worker (AGE UK)

Five new Social Prescribing Link Worker posts available within Kensington and Chelsea’s new Primary Care Networks. Link Workers will provide connections between the GP and community services that can support residents to address their wider health and care needs.

» Family lives Westminster Befriending Upcoming Training Dates

Become a Volunteer Befriender with Family Lives. Help us support Westminster families to build on their parenting skills, confidence, health, wellbeing, emotional resilience and their personal development. All volunteers will need to attend a 5 day training course. The next course dates are: 27th Jan 9.30 till 2.30, 29th Jan 9.30 till 12.30, 3rd February 9.30 till 2.30. 5th Feb 9.30 till 12.30, 10th Feb 9.30 till 2.30.

» Sport for Confidence launch event at Queen Mother Sports Centre - 30 January 2020

Sport for Confidence are launching a physical activity café for people and their carers to come and socialise, have a cuppa, and try table tennis or polybat. The sessions will run every Thursday from 1.30-2.30pm. Please come and join us at our launch event for a free taster:

» MEWSo Advice Services for Women

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence MEWSo can help. Contact for an appointment with a solicitor. MEWSo can also help on a variety of different issues.We host workshops and one to one sessions once a week with our expert advisors. Sessions may be conducted in Arabic, French, Kurdish, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish and English.

» Job Opportunity: 2027: Applications now open for 2020!

Do you have experience working or volunteering in a frontline-based role in your community, or have lived experience of issues affecting working-class communities? Are you keen to develop your career, getting paid whilst undertaking first-class professional development and having a say on how funding is spent? You may like to consider applying for 2027 – but hurry, applications close at midday on 26th March 2020!

» Job opportunities at The Marylebone Project

The Marylebone Project currently have three Job opportunities: Volunteer Coordinator, Support worker (Female), and Welfare Rights Advisor (Female/ part time)

» Dancing to your Tune with WAND UK

WAND UK is inviting you to its second programme of its variety of dance classes. Join to get in shape while boosting your confidence. Places available on a "first come first served basis". From 23rd January to 27th February, every Thursday 1-2pm.

» NEW ACTIVITY in Church street: ‘All Culture Communication Group’ Choir

Church Street Community Champions are running a new Activity at the Greenhouse sports centre, 88 Bell street EVERY Tuesday, 1 - 2pm from 28th January. The All Culture Communication Group will help to strengthen your English speaking with your community with presentation skills, tongue twisters, voice projection, speaking and reading and more.

» Two Upcoming Parenting Programmes from Toatal Family Coaching & Parenting

Starting 14th January - Circle of Security groups are user-friendly non-judgmental,highly enjoyable and aim to help families tune in to and respond to the emotional needs of their children. The Nurturing programme starting on the 15th January helps parents deal with the more challenging and stressful aspects of looking after children.
Services

» 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...

» British Red Cross Refugees and Befriending Project

The British Red Cross runs four 'Refugees and Befriending Projects' (R'n'B) for young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers aged 14-21. Our peer-led befriending projects are facilitated by peer-befrienders and adult volunteers...