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Company Number 8013774

Helping BAME patients access NHS services in North West London

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The BME Health Forum’s Health Advocacy project has involved training bilingual Health Advocates from a number of BAME community groups to help patients in their own language.

This project is funded by the National Lottery.

The video above was made by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust showing the impact that Health Advocates make in their hospitals in understanding the barriers that many of their patients are facing.

Read more about this project here


 You Need To Know - NHS womb cancer awareness campaign

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The 'You Need To Know' campagn was launched on the 31st January. Womb cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women in the United Kingdom. It is important to understand what women know about this cancer so that we can increase awareness. Several campaign assets have been developed such as posters, images, and a video that can be shared of which the BME Health Forum's Phayza Fudlalla took part in (see above). These can be shared on Social media, newsletters and placed in community settings. A video in Arabic is also now available.


Bi Borough VCS Health and Wellbeing Strategy

This Strategy has been developed over a period of months through a collaborative process with the voluntary and community sector and colleagues from across the statutory sector/NHS. It presents a number of case studies from the VCS including from the BME Health Forum that illustrate its main goals and offers a set of clear recommended actions.

Read more here


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News/Events/Jobs/Services/Activities

» Young Westminster Foundation May Newsletter (2024)

Please see the latest newsletter from Young Westminster Foundation with several training, job and funding opportunities including: AB CHARITABLE TRUST's Open Programme grant; GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION's Grants for organisation that make a positive difference in key areas, including youth, community, and education; Helping Hands Community Celebrations; Marylebone Summer Festival; Feathers Association Careers Day; NHS support to recovery in disordered eating service in 18 - 25 yr olds; and more items.

» EVENT: Improving maternity care for Black women, mothers, and families (06.06.24)

Help shape respectful maternity care for Black women and families living in Westminster City and Kensington & Chelsea. Are you of Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean, African, or mixed-Black heritage? Have you used Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust's maternity services? Do you currently live in the London boroughs of Westminster or Kensington & Chelsea? Then join us on Thursday Jun 06 2024 from 12:00 PM to 15:00PM at the Venture Community Centre.

» JOB: Female exercise teacher for WBWT

Westminster Bangadeshi Welfare Trust is seeking to hire a female exercise teacher for the Pimlico area. The successful candidate will have experience in the field, be profficient in English and preferably also be able to speak Bangla and/ or Arabic (though this is not essential).

» Women only coffee mornings at Flashpoint SW10 on Fridays

Come and join a feel good women only coffee morning on Friday mornings at Flashpoint, Blantyre street, SW10 at 10am. Enjoy and afrobeats dance workout and a light healthy breakfast.

» ClementJames Women's Confidence Programme (starts 13th June)

The ClementJames Centre is running another Women's Confidence Programme starting next month, on Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 12:30 for six weeks from the 13th June until the 18th July. This course will cover the usual range of topics including: Communication and Body Language; Self-awareness and Boundaries; Confidence and Self-compassion.

» Community Ownership Fund: last chance to apply! (26th June)

Do you want to save a building or space at risk of loss to the community? The Community Ownership Fund (COF) offers up to £2 million capital funding to purchase or lease a local asset or to help pay for essential renovations. Most applications are expected to be up to £250,000.

» Challenging and Problem Behaviour 6 week course (starts June 2024)

Cateera - Consultancy for child and family care are presenting a Challenging and Problem Behaviour 6 week parenting course in Arabic and English in London. The course will be delivered by Islah Abdelsalam - consultant in family and child psychology.

» EVENT: Breast Cancer Awareness session - 1st June, 8.30pm

The Sudanese Nubian Association - UK and Ahfad Support Group - UK invite you to join our online workshop on identifying the signs of breast cancer on Saturday 1st June from 8.30pm - 10pm. This event will have an Arabic translator and will take place online via zoom.

» EVENT: Cervical Cancer Awareness session - 25th May, 8.30pm

The Sudanese Nubian Association - UK and Ahfad Support Group - UK invite you to join our online workshop on identifying the signs of cervical cancer on Saturday 25th May from 8.30pm - 10pm. This event will be online via zoom.

» CB Plus financial services to Charities

CB Plus provide an accountancy, payroll and independent examination servicem at a much cheaper cost than a commercial rate. It's specifically for VCS organisations so advice is specialised. We can do one-off services or complete accounts services. Services include: Bookkeeping and financial systems; Payroll services; and financial planning.
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.

» Age UK K&C & Age UK Westminster Digital Inclusion Project (added 03.11.2023)

The Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Social Isolation pilot supports and enhances existing Older Adult Mental Health services provided by CNWL by providing targeted outreach support to vulnerable elderly people including those living alone who are known to be more likely to experience social isolation.

» Age UK leaflet of Westminster services (May 2024)

Please see the current services leaflet for Age UK Westminster including details about: Information and Advice service; Complex needs Information and Advice and Advocacuy service, Wellbeing and Connections post discharge service, Activities, Lunch clubs, and Face to face and telephone befriending services.

» 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

Angelou is a partnership of 9 organisations offering a shared service across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster supporting women and girls who are experiencing violence and abuse.

» 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...

» British Red Cross Refugees and Befriending Project

The British Red Cross runs four 'Refugees and Befriending Projects' (R'n'B) for young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers aged 14-21. Our peer-led befriending projects are facilitated by peer-befrienders and adult volunteers...

» CB Plus financial services to Charities

CB Plus provide an accountancy, payroll and independent examination servicem at a much cheaper cost than a commercial rate. It's specifically for VCS organisations so advice is specialised. We can do one-off services or complete accounts services. Services include: Bookkeeping and financial systems; Payroll services; and financial planning.

» Community Living Well service

Community Living Well is an emotional wellbeing support service for anyone aged 16 and over, and who is registered with a GP in Kensington, Chelsea, Queen’s Park or Paddington. We can help to support your mental health and wellbeing.

» Conversational English for beginners (for over 50s)

Brush up on your spoken, written and grammatical English to become a more confident speaker! For people aged 50 and over. TUESDAYs - 10.00am – 12.00pm. £3.00 per class @ New Horizons, Guinness Trust Estate, Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2PF...