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BME Health Forum Launch London Fund for Racialised Communities

The BME Health Forum has opened a first funding round for organisations wishing to help communities in London experiencing racial inequality meet their immediate needs related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for applications received by 12 noon (BST), Monday 26 July 2021.

This funding round is for charities and social enterprises with an average annual income of at least £100,000 but less than £600,000.

A second funding round for organisations with incomes less than £100,000 will be run no later than 1 st September 2021.

Details of the opportunity and how to apply can be found here

Smaller organisations wishing to ensure they hear about the second round can join the BME Health Forum’s mailing list here.

The BME Health Forum is acting as an intermediary partner for Comic Relief, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Barclays and The Clothworkers Foundation to distribute funds from the Global Majority Fund.

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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News/Events/Jobs/Services/Activities

» Dance Dosti: Multi-lingual, dance-on-demand for people with sight loss

Step Change Studios and Metro Blind Sport launches Dance Dosti, a free digital platform of multi-lingual dance sessions for blind and partially sighted people. Funded by the Vision Foundation, Dance Dosti is supporting people from a South Asian background with sight loss to be active through dance. The first phase of the project is Dance Dosti digital – a website containing over 100 dance sessions in English, Bengali, Gujarati and Hindi.

» BME Health Forum Launch London Fund for Racialised Communities

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to help London communities experiencing racial inequality meet their immediate needs related to Covid-19. This funding round is for charities and social enterprises with an average annual income of at least £100,000 but less than £600,000. The deadline is 12 noon (BST), Monday 26 July 2021

» One You events at SouthWestFest Health Trail 2021

One You is excited to announce that we will be taking part in the SouthWestFest Health Trail this year. The Festival will take place July 2nd - 23rd and will celebrate the talent, community and organisations in South Westminster. Those that attend three or more physical or online Health Trail events will win a Digital Goody Bag, with lots of great discounts, giveaways and offers from the Festival's Health Trail partners!

» Film Workshop at Harrow Club PLUS weekly Film Club

URBAN SCREEN and The Screen Community is running a FREE filmmaking workshop to give 14-25 year olds the great opportunity to learn professional film and television techniques, be taught by inspirational 'cool' talent and get access to future education and job opportunities. PLUS weekly Film Club on zoom - watch diverse and independent films with special appearances. Chat, network, meet famous people and learn.

» JOBS: Project Lead and Project Researchers at The Runnymede Trust

Do you share our belief that every young person should have the opportunity to access art in schools that represent the rich diversity of society? The Runnymede Trust is recruiting a Project Lead and two Project Researchers for their new partnership with Freelands Foundation to deliver the first major research commission into access to the visual arts for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse students in the UK.

» JOB: Carers Network is recruiting for the role of End of Life Carers Caseworker

Carers Network are looking for someone who is empathetic and confident to engage and support conversations around matters relating to death, dying and bereavement with both carers and professionals. Closing date to apply is Monday 5th July 2021, 9am.

» Take part in an online discussion group and receive a £25 Love2shop voucher

We are looking for Black British, Black Caribbean and Black African parents who have at least one child aged 16 to take part in a 45 minute online discussion group. In the group we will be asking parents' views about how information is linked together and used by Government and services.

» JOB: Human Resources Administrator at WGN (apply by 6th July, 10am)

Women & Girls Network is recruiting a Human Resources Administrator. This is an excellent opportunity for you if you have strong administrative skills and a keen interest in working within a human resources environment. The Human Resources Administrator will be a core role, providing the comprehensive, efficient, proactive administrative support necessary to underpin WGN’s human resources function.

» Mentorship Scheme for BAME women in Mental Health

The Several Seats Mentorship Scheme aims to promote and facilitate professional development for women aspiring to work in the field of mental health. The scheme offers personal and professional mentoring for 8 months and will be on an online cloud-based app platform. This scheme provides support to women to develop and strengthen their portfolio as well as get their foot through the door of a competitive and demanding industry.

» Local vaccination clinic (with Pfizer)

Covid-19 Vaccine Community Clinics at the Stowe Centre: Community @ The Stowe, 258 Harrow Road, London W2 5ES. Sundays 12 noon - 3pm, Mondays 10am - 1pm from Sunday 6th June till the end of June. Walk in for your first dose if you are aged 30 or over or otherwise eligible for vaccination. Pfizer vaccines will be available. No need to be registered with a GP - this pop-up is for local people.
Services

» 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.

» Age UK Free Taxi Transport for over 50s to Vaccination Appointments: Extended to cover all NWL

Age UK's FREE Taxi service for those 50+ needing to get transport to attend their vaccination appointment has now been extended to cover the whole of North West London so now also includes the boroughs of Hounslow and Ealing.

» 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 speaking mental health outreach service in Westminster

Hestia has a new mental health outreach service for the Arabic speaking communities in Westminster. The Outreach service offers a range of practical and emotional support to members of the Arabic speaking communities and supports them in working towards a recovery programme.

» 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...

» BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service

A FREE Bereavement Support Service has now been launched provided by BAMEStream member Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre. Nafsiyat will provide FREE culturally competent brief emotional online support to anyone from a Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic background experiencing bereavement and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

» 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...