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Videos about using the NHS during COVID-19 in different languages 

To help encourage communities to use the NHS if they need to, the BME Health Forum, Imperial College medical students and West London CCG have co-produced videos about using the NHS during the pandemic in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Sylheti and Somali.

We hope to soon have them also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Please view the videos at the links below:

Working with NHS Imperial Healthcare Trust to improve services and trust for BME communities

In the following video Nafsika Thalassis, Director of the BME Health Forum speaks about our work with NHS Imperial Healthcare Trust in responding to BME communities' concerns during the pandemic.



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» JOB: Digital and Information Technology worker at Henna

Henna Asian Women Group is looking for a dedicated employee who will manage Henna’’s social media accounts and develop digital and information resources to support the charity’s new database system.

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

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is looking for an experienced and dynamic Advice Caseworker to join our highly successful Advice Service. As an Advice Caseworker you will work from a woman-centred, trauma-informed and survivor-led integrated approach, providing advice and advocacy support for survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), supporting them through their healing journey.

» JOB: Advice Case Worker role at WGN - VAWG services(Female applicants only)

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is looking for an experienced and dynamic Advice Caseworker to join our highly successful Advice Service.You will work from a woman-centred, trauma-informed and survivor-led integrated approach, providing advice and advocacy support for survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), supporting them through their healing journey.

» Addressing rumours about Covid-19 and hospital care for black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust created a video in response to feedback from the BME Health Forum and members of local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, where we learnt there is a strong sense of fear about coming to hospital and myths about hospital care for Covid-19 patients. The video was created to help dispel these rumours.

» 'Safe and high quality care - in a Covid-19 world' a short video from Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Imperial College Healthcare Trust continue to provide urgent and emergency care for all conditions - not only Covid-19. We are beginning to re-open our services, including routine elective procedures and surgery. In a short video presentation you can see important information about how they are keeping patients safe during the pandemic.

» JOB: Sexual Health Community Engagement Coordinator, BAME Communities

NAZ is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to take up the role of Sexual Health Community Engagement Coordinator, BAME Communities (full time role). They will develop and deliver a culturally competent sexual health promotion and STI/HIV prevention service for BAME communities within the London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

» Covid self isolation period extension 7 to 10 days

The Chief Medical Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have updated the self-isolation advice for anyone who has symptoms of, or confirmed COVID-19. Previously, the advice was to stay at home for 7 days if you have a positive result or have symptoms of the virus. This has now been updated to 10 days.

» Research Participants sought for INHALE study at Imperial College London

Imperial College London are seeking research participants to take part in their INHALE study: INHALE will assess the impact of air pollution on personal health in urban environments.They are looking for both healthy participants and participants who have Asthma to take part.

» Feedback request for future Big Lottery Community Fund design

Applications for The National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) closes at 12pm on the 17th August. In addition to this they are currently seeking feedback to help them design their next round of funding and have compiled a short list of questions to support this.

» List of current Funding Opportunities

Please see RBKC and Westminster City Council's recently disseminated list of funding opportunities for the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Services

» Access to Health New Project: Information and Referral form

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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

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» ANGELOU Referrals

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» Arabic Women’s Project at Al-Hasaniya, North Kensington

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» Befriending for Asian Women at Henna

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» Breathe Easy Support Group

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» 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...