Would you like to be part of the exciting community health programme in Hounslow? The Hounslow GP Consortium CIC and its voluntary sector partners, Groundwork London and H4All CIO, are introducing a new management role to lead and develop the newly expanded Social Prescribing teams across Hounslow’s 5 Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
2 Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW) are needed to complete our successful team. You will be employed by Brent Mencap and work with Brent GP practices to support patients with social issues impacting their health and well-being and providing them with advice, support and directing them to the right services in Brent.
Imperial College London is working with Public Health England to understand some of the challenges faced by women in London to attending breast cancer screening. The number of women who choose to take up breast screening has been falling, and since the COVID-19 pandemic this is only getting worse, with a backlog of 1 million missed appointments. For this we are looking to understand the perspectives of women aged between 47 and 73 in London. We are especially interested in the experiences of women from ethnic minorities, those with multiple medical problems or who have decided not to attend previously.
Yoga for Life are running a special course to encourage people from BAME communities to become yoga teachers via their Revival Yoga BME Teacher Training. Revival is an accredited 200-hour yoga teacher training diploma delivered by The Yoga for Life Project in association with Black Minds Matter. It is the UK’s first yoga teacher training diploma to train Black, Asian and ethnic minority teachers with a commitment to serving Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities and reducing mental health inequalities.
Carers Network has launched an exciting new project in Westminster called Carers Connected. Through this project local unpaid carers and other members of the community have the opportunity to share their skills, hobbies, interests and passions with local carers. It could be a hobby, skill or interest such as storytelling, embroidery, cookery, a language, localhistory, IT
skills — or anything that they are passionate about. These sessions for carers will be both online and in-person groups that will be in a Covid-safe
Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a specialist organisation leading in developing and delivering innovative and effective services for women and girls who have experienced all forms of gender-based violence. We seek practitioners for our outstanding therapeutic services across London, who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment.
The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding and free training for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £120,000 and £3 million. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, plus free training and development valued at a further £9,500.
Healthwatch CWL currently have vacancies within two of their Local Committees in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster and would like to invite you to join. What is a local Committee and why get involved? Being a member of a Local Committee is a monthly commitment and will provide you with a regular opportunity to represent the views and experiences of the people that you're connected to in your community.
The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee have published the following report evaluating maternity services: "Evaluation of the Government’s progress against its policy commitments in the area of maternity services in England". You may download and read by clicking through to this item.
In April, we began collecting blood plasma from donations to make vital antibody-based medicines and we urgently need more people to make donations. These medicines – called immunoglobulins will help thousands of people with immune diseases. NHS Blood and Transplant is asking for men between the ages of 17 and 66 to consider donating their blood plasma.