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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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News/Events/Jobs/Services/Activities

» Free Family Activities in the LookOut Hyde Park 2nd-3rd of June

Free family Discovery Days in the LookOut in Hyde Park are back this half term! There is no need to book. Just drop in any time between 11-3 on Wednesday 2nd or Thursday 3rd of June. Drop in with the family to enjoy fun, outdoor nature activities both on site and around Hyde Park. There will be something for everyone, from pond dipping, bug hunting, bird watching to nature crafts and messy play.

» Nutrition and Gardening Course at The ClementJames Centre

ClementJames Centre is excited to announce that they're running their 2021 Nutrition and Gardening course in June! It's a great opportunity for individuals to learn more about growing plants and to explore preparing balanced meals. The course is highly interactive and is a great opportunity to learn lots while connecting with others! The free course is running over 4 weeks and will be hybrid with a mixture of in-person and online sessions - starting on Tuesday 8th June.

» Grenfell Anniversary - Green Snap Heart Collage

JOIN US IN SHOWING SOLIDARITY & REMEMBERING GRENFELL TOGETHER. Take a photo or a snap of something GREEN in your area. This may be something to do with nature, art, food or sight-seeing. We will put all the photos together into a heart-shaped collage, that will be displayed at Station Walk (next to Latimer Road Tube Station), for the anniversary on 14 June.

» Job vacancies at the Venture Centre

For 60 years, the Venture Centre has been a part of the lively community of Goldborne Road. We are London’s oldest adventure playground, the UKs first purpose built steel-pan yard and a thriving and vibrant community centre. We are currently expanding our Community Development Team and now looking for some exceptional people to join our highly motivated, committed and friendly team of people.

» Resonate Arts is seeking Creative Befrienders!

Do you love using/sharing 'art’ to prompt creative moments and enjoyment with others? Would you help us to support a person living with dementia to lessen the social isolation and loneliness they face? If your answer is ‘yes’ then please DO join us as a volunteer Creative Befriender.

» Latest updates from One You Westminster & One You K&C

See the latest updates from One You around World Hypertension Day, upcoming Wellbeing Webinars, NEW One You translation service, and their MECC (Making Every Contact Count) training offer. Plus all the information about their services and referral pathways.

» Next FORWARD Coffee morning - Wed 19 May 2021, 12-1.30 pm

FORWARD invite you to their next coffee morning which will be on Wednesday 19 May 2021, 12-1.30 pm on Zoom. The topic will be on basic employment skills to help women with applying for jobs PLUS a Q&A session. (Zoom tutorial available).

» Dance Westminster 2021

Dance Westminster is Westminster’s annual dance competition, designed to encourage disabled people to be more active through dance. Dance Westminster is lead by Step Change Studios, an award-winning, pioneering dance company committed to making dance accessible for everyone. This year Dance Westminster will be held virtually, starting with two 45-minute live workshops for participants to take part in dance, and to learn a dance routine.

» MEdIC presents: Medical Students at the Frontline - a Global Panel Discussion - 26 May 2021

MEdIC is hosting a panel discussion with 6 students from around the world, sharing their experience of studying medicine during COVID-19 in many diverse and challenging contexts. The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday 26 May, 1pm.

» EVENT: Unboxing Social Prescribing - 20th May

The Ubele Initiative and London Plus present: Unboxing Social Prescribing. This webinar aims to demystify Social Prescribing for Black and Minoritised led or supporting organisations who are considering providing social prescribing activities. We will have a Live Q&A answered by Link workers and Social Prescribing professionals as part of this event.
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...