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» Paid Research for development in Diabetes and/or CHD and/or CHD

Developing research and training which best reflects service users and members of the public experiences. In order to make sure that we are capturing people’s experiences in the training, we are looking for 9 people from the London area (North West London in particular), with experience of diabetes and/or CHD and/or COPD to advise us on the development of our training. Payment will be £15 per hour, (or we can arrange gift vouchers) and the work involved should take no more than 2 hours.

» ‘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.

» Single Point of Access service Survey for UFM

If you have called the CNWL telephone line ‘Single Point Of Access’ (SPA) (also known as ‘Out-of-Hours Mental Health Urgent Advice Line’) the User Focused Monitoring (UFM) team at The Advocacy Project would like to find out your views about the Single Point of Access (SPA) service.You can fill out an anonymous online survey. UFM will pay £10 for each face to face and phone interviews.

» Available FUNDING for Youth Centered projects / charities

WOODWARD CHARITABLE TRUST - SUMMER PLAYSCHEMES Every year the trust makes small grants for summer play schemes taking place during the long summer holidays for children between the ages of five and 16 who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. JOHN LYON’S CHARITY (The School Holiday Activity Fund ) is designed to enable organisations to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays.

» Be Food smart where ever you go (phone app)

How food smart are you? Your kids may seem fine on the outside but too much sugar and saturated fat can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside, which can cause weight gain, heart disease and type 2 diabetes later in life.The new Be Food Smart app can help you to see what’s in your food by showing you what’s in your food and drinks, plus there are food detective activities for children and mini missions for all the family.

» Young Adults Joint Strategic Needs Assessment & Interactive Highlight Reports Published

The Young Adults JSNA was published on the 9th of February 2017 for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. It focuses on the health needs of local young people aged 18-25. A list of 22 recommendations is available in the full JSNA document. There is also an interactive summary online which will be updated as new data becomes available.

» The User Focused Monitoring team are looking to interview people

Independent evaluators would like to hear your views about the Single Point of Access service.The User Focused Monitoring (UFM) team at The Advocacy Project would like to find out your views about the Single Point of Access (SPA) service. UFM has a 20 year history of evaluating services from the perspective of people who use them. All interviewers have used mental health services themselves and are trained and supported. UFM is totally independent from the SPA. We can arrange interpreters for the interviews.

» FUNDING: Rosa - Women to Women Fund

Grants of between £5000 and £25,000 are available for local women's organisations to support a wide range of work that benefits women, especially those that work with disadvantaged communities.Round 1 is now open with a deadline of 16 January 2017 (9 am); Round 2 will open in May 2017; Round 3 will open in September 2017.

» Age UK Kensington & Chelsea Age Matters Magazine - Summer 2016

You can now download the first edition of Age UK Kensington & Chelsea’s new-look Age Matters magazine. We hope you enjoy reading it. This magazine is distributed free of charge to over 4,600 older people in Kensington & Chelsea, and to ensure it is accessible to everyone we produce it in hard copy...

» MEWSLETTER Issue 14 (September 2016 issue)

Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation (MEWSo)'s September edition of their monthly 'Mewsletter' can be viewed here and is now available to download...

» MEND Healthy Lifestyle Programme

Mytime Active have been commissioned by the government of health to run free healthy lifestyle programmes in Westminster, RBKC and Hammersmith and Fulham. Our programme is called MEND which stands for; Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do 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...