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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

» JOB Opportunities at Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network currently have the following job opportunities: Community Development Officer, Finance Officer, Gateway Coordinator and Honorary Counsellor (voluntary).

» ‘RISE Your Net Worth Somali Careers Event’ on Saturday 20th July 2-6PM

This is an opportunity for university students and new professionals to network with established professionals and form meaningful connections with professionals from a range of fields - from Business, Healthcare, IT, Education and Civil Service and many more.

» Community Development Officer role at PDT (apply by 27th Aug)

Community development is core to PDT, and we seek to be at the forefront of good practice in widening and deepening community empowerment and cohesion within our work. In this context the postholder will have lead responsibility for developing and delivering the work of the Church Street and Westbourne and neighbourhood forums and for enabling residents to participate in the development of their local neighbourhood plans.

» Family Support Team Leader job with FAMILY LIVES (apply by 21st July)

This is an exciting opportunity for a Family Support Team Leader (Befriending) to join the Family Lives Westminster team and to manage, develop and provide high quality, flexible services to parents, carers and their children (4-11 years and their siblings).

» FORWARD's Community Health and Wellbeing Summer Event - TOMORROW!

Come and join us on Wed 17th July 10am - 2pm at our African Community Fun Day filled with activities for all the family, focusing on self-care and wellbeing. There will be information stalls, head massage, henna, Hafza Studio will offer Somali art and design activities, complimentary food and guest speakers.

» British Red Cross report: Barriers to belonging

People from BAME backgrounds are more at risk of experiencing certain factors that cause loneliness and can often face greater barriers to accessing support. This is from the June 2019 report from the British Red Cross which explores the causes of loneliness and obstacles to seeking help for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

» Research participants sought for study on impact of racism on Arab/ Muslims in London

Kings College London invites you to take part in a study investigating the psychological impact of racism on Arab-Muslim people living in London. You are eligible to take part in the study, if you: are over 18 years old, are Muslim with ethnic origin from an Arab-League Country,are living in London and you have experienced one or more racist incidents.

» Proposed change to HIV inpatient care

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are asking for views on their joint proposal to bring together the HIV inpatient services currently provided by both Trusts. The Trusts currently provide separate HIV inpatient services, at St Mary's Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital respectively, in north west London. They also provide a wide range of sexual health and HIV services across London.

» New London Maternity Rights Advice Line

Maternity action have a new Maternity Rights advice line for pregnant women and new parents living in London, we have a new advice line for maternity and employment rights. The new Freephone number to call is 0808 802 0057, open every weekday except Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

» JOB Opportunities at WGN

Women and Girls Network is currently recruiting for a Training Administrator and a Young Women’s Service Administrator. Both roles are part time with application deadline by the 29th July.
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...