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» Want to help drive the recovery of the North Kensington Community?

The Curve Community Centre was set up following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Curve is looking for passionate people who have the ideas, skills and experience to drive the future of the Curve so that it can provide a positive legacy for the North Kensington community.

» Patient-held information about medication – can you help us find out what patients and carers think?

Some patients and carers use different types of patient-held information about medication (which we abbreviate to “PHIMed”) to help them remember their current medicines, and to show to healthcare professionals. We would like to find out how PHIMed is used in practice, what helps and hinders its use, and what the important features are.

» Enter the Charity Times Awards 2018

The awards are open for entries until 7th June 2018. 19th Annual Charity Times Awards Celebrating best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector, organised by Charity Times.

» Invitation to Tender – Website (Sexual Violence Triage Model)

Women and Girls Network (WGN) are leading on the implementation of a new sexual violence triage pilot in partnership with the 4 London Rape Crisis Centres, Galop and Survivors UK and supported by London Havens.

» Changes to the Half Penny Steps Walk-in Service from 23 March 2018

Following a £2 million investment into more local GP appointments, and engagement with local patients, public and staff, NHS West London CCG Governing Body, at its meeting in public on 16 January 2018 considered all the available options and decided to not renew the contract for the Half Penny Steps Walk-in Service and that it will close on the 23 March 2018. This date was chosen after discussion with local people and staff to allow more time for both St Charles and St Mary’s Urgent Care Centres to get ready for the change.

» Tesco Bags of Help -May/June 2018 Grant applications are open now

Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers. This list is not exhaustive and there are many other types of organisations that may be funded.

» Speakeasy: A Magazine showcasing the different voices at the advocacy project

The Speakeasy magazine is a collection of powerful stories, poetry and experiences of people who access the Advocacy Project "different voices project". The February issue begins with the reflections on a painting entitled Blackness. Highlighted in this issue is an anonymous persons journey through CBT, the poetry competitions winner, words of healing and a case study of a ward manager.

» Know your rights. Come and hear about how your local NHS manages information sharing

In May 2018 new regulations about how your health records are managed and shared will come into effect. To be ready for this, the NHS in North West London invites you to come and hear about the new regulations and what they mean for you. This will be an interactive session for us to listen to your views/comments/concerns.

» Nominations for the 2018 Westminster Community Awards are now open

Do you know a person, organisation or local charity that directly helps the people of Westminster? Celebrate the work they do and put forward a nomination today. The deadline for nominations is 22nd March 2018.

» DIY SOS proposal for build for the Grenfell community

The DIY SOS team from the BBC’s flagship building programme, are seeking YOUR VIEWS on a new proposal for two buildings. Where? Initial consultation and research has suggested a need for: a new community centre, a home for the Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club.

» Government proposals on children and young people's mental health

Ways for schools and colleges to support pupils' mental health are set out in a green paper, as well as plans for new mental health support teams.

» Updated NHS guidleines on Vitamin D

The NHS updated it's guidelines on Vitamin D intake. It now states....

» NEWS: Stay Well: Your Guide To Local Health Services in Hammersmith & Fulham

Contains Tips on staying well and how to use your NHS. health and wellbeing tips, services near you, useful contact details. Download this information pamphlet here...

» NEWS: Patient Choice Information materials

It’s really important that people are aware that if their GP needs to refer them for a physical or mental health condition, in most cases they have a legal right to choose which hospital or service they go to. This includes NHS and many private hospitals that provide services to the NHS...

» Sport England Tackling Inactivity and Disadvantaged Fund

London Sport have now finalised an insight evidence resource in support of Sport England’s Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund.

» 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.

» SURVEY: Care Co-ordination Service (CCS) and Health Watch Survey

Primary care coordination services have changed in Westminster. Healthwatch and the Older Adults Group at the Advocacy Project want to hear your experiences of receiving support, so that we can check that the changes are improving people's lives.

» Manifesto for Improving Adult Social Care outcomes and provision for an aging Black and Minority Ethnic, & Migrant Population

This manifesto seeks to gain the support of all political parties, to commit to addressing the need for better provision, and outcomes, in Adult Social Care for aging Black and Minority Ethnic and migrant communities (BME & migrant communities) in the United Kingdom. Nubian Life is not aligned to, and is independent of any political party.

» YUVA young people's service

Yuva is DVIP’s young people’s service for families where children/ adolescents have been violent or abusive to their parents/carers. The service is currently able to accept referrals from agencies and/or parents in families across London that have had a history of domestic violence. Families will eligible for support if the young person has witnessed/experienced dv and needs support to rebuild safe relationships within the family. Another criteria for eligibility is that the young person is willing to address their behaviour and is 18 or under.

» ‘Stronger Knowing More’ raising awareness for black men about their increased risk of prostate cancer

Find out more and join the campaign: 1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, double the risk faced by all men, which is 1 in 8. Yet, only 14% of black men are aware of their higher risk. So Prostate Cancer UK has launched a campaign called Stronger Knowing More, to make sure that all black men know their risk and what to do about it.

» January issue of K&C Mind's Peer Support Network newsletter, #PeerTalk

#PeerTalk: K&C Mind’s Peer Support Network Newsletter - This issue includes:Happy new year; PeerFest 2015; Peer Support Fair; Steering Group; Peer Bank; Peer Support Directory; Marsh Award; Peer Support in the news; Dates for the diary...

» LSCB Newsletter for January 2016

The LSCB Newsletter for January 2016 is now available to download. Please note that the newsletter particularly highlights the Tri-Borough LADO role [Local Authority Designated Officer], whose purpose is to investigate any allegations of misconduct amongst staff who work with children and/or young people...

» MEWSO's January 2016 Newsletter

Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation's January newsletter is now published. We have a new section called "your say" where we will feature our reader's opinions on issues such as domestic violence, emotional abuse, and women's rights...

» New Patient Participation Group Best Practice Guide!

Healthwatch Central West London have a new Patient Participation Group Best Practice Guide! Thinking about starting up a PPG, joining a group or getting more members for your PPG? Then have a read of this guide! It has top tips on recruiting patients, the roles and responsibilities of a PPG, and the support...

» Peer Support Network - New Monthly Newsletter (November Issue)

Kensington and Chelsea Mind’s Peer Support Network have a new monthly newsletter, called #PeerTalk. November is the first issue...

» New Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) Single Point of Access

The new CNWL Single Point of Access was launched on 3rd November 2015. This is a one-stop entry point into working age adult secondary community mental health services for patients living in the North West London boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, K&C, and Westminster...

» Why do men engage less with primary health care? - [from People First Website]

On People First: Why do men engage less with primary health care? Men, on average, visit the GP 20% less than women, and younger men visit the GP half as often as younger women. Men are generally poor users of primary care. They are less likely to access other health services such as dentists...

» Maternity Project - Heathwatch CWL + Project management group Meeting on 28th Oct

Healthwatch Central West London have begun a research project on maternity and associated services in our three boroughs (Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham). We want to assess the quality of the experience of women who have delivered and used inpatients,outpatients...

» Westminster Time Credits - off to a strong start!

Westminster Time Credits Newsletter (October 2015).Since our update announcing that organisations can now sign up to the Westminster Time Credits network we have been super busy here at Westminster Time Credits. Our main focus has been to get out and about to spread the news...

» Flu Vaccination information letter from Public Health (Three boroughs)

Flu season is here again. For most people flu is an unpleasant illness from which they recover in two to seven days. However for children under 6 months, those over 65 years, those with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women, the risk of serious complications is higher. These complications...

» MEWSO Monthly Newsletter-September 2015

The Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation (MEWSO) is pleased to bring you our second monthly newsletter. MEWSO is a women's run organisation dedicated to providing mental and emotional support to Middle Eastern and North African women who have faced/witnessed domestic violence...

» Westminster Time Credits

Spice, the social enterprise that has developed Time Credits -a way of recognising and celebrating the time people give to their community and to encourage more new people to get involved in volunteering – are setting up a local network in Westminster, with a specific focus on South Westminster…

» Medical Justice Press Release: HM Inspector of Prisons 2015 report on Yarl’s Wood - 12/08/15

HM Inspector Prisons 2015 insection of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre -12th August 2015. “The severe decline in healthcare documented by HM Inspector of Prisons demonstrates that the Home Office and its private contractors have been incapable of learning lessons. The endemic harmful...

» Victoria Medical Centre in Westminster Rated 'Outstanding' by CQC

The Victoria Medical Centre – the oldest practice in Westminster - was rated ‘outstanding’ in the Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s latest round of reports. The Victoria Medical Centre offers General Practices (GP) services, and specialises in diagnostic and screening procedure, family planning services...