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BME Health Forum Quarterly Meetings

The BME Health Forum holds four engagement meetings a year to which we invite local BME organisations delivering services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, and local NHS commissioners.

At these meetings there will be opportunities to feedback about local NHS services as well as the work your organisations are doing.

If you would like to be invited to these meetings please get in touch with Nafsika Thalassis here


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News/Events/Jobs/Services/Activities

» Walking Basketball for Over 50's at Moberly Sports Centre

Wednesdays 12 - 1pm starting 8th January. A low impact version of the sport with all the tactics and fun. Meet new people whilst keeping active. Over 50s men and women welcome.

» Volunteer Callout: Carers Network seek support for new project

Carers Network are launching a new project called Carers Cuppa based at Royal Brompton Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital.The idea is for a team of volunteers to reach out to unpaid carers who are visiting and looking after unwell friends or family in hospital.

» FREE Multi Sports Across Westminster with London Sport Trust

Structured and fun Multi-sports for children across Westminster led by an experienced and qualified coach. Venues include Bessborough Family Hub SW1V, Beethoven Centre W10, Fourth Feathers NW1, Grosvenor Hall Vincent street SW1P and Hallfield Estate W2.

» Press release - NHS North West London says ‘Help us Help You’ this winter

This winter, the NHS in North West London is reminding residents of the range of healthcare services to help them stay well. Here’s a list of things you can do locally, on the phone or online that will help you stay well this winter.

» Adult Mental Health First Aid courses for Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea Mind ore offering FREE Adult Mental Health First Aid courses, for anyone working with the local community, as part of their commitment to raise awareness and promote a better understanding of mental health problems. Our upcoming courses are on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January or Thursday 6th and Friday 7th February, 9 - 5pm.

» Jam Sessions - New music group at Lancaster West Community Centre

A new music group is looking for people to join our Jam sessions. The sessions are a great place to grow your talent and meet new people that love music. No experience or knowledge needed, just a musical interest. Our first meet up will be on Thursday 12th December at 6.30pm - Lancaster West Community Centre

» JOB: Director of Health at Barnardo's

Help to build safer childhoods, stronger families and positive futures for the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people This is an outstanding opportunity to play a key role in Barnardo’s ambition to build on our long-established expertise to become the UK’s leading children’s health and social care charity.

» WGN Employment and Volunteering opportunities

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. WGN currently have a number of employment and volunteering opportunities: Community Prevention Worker; YW Services Coordinator; Honourary Counsellor; WGN Navigators; Specialist Counsellor, and Admin and Bookings Officer.

» Community and Maternity Champions Celebration (H&F) - 11 December

We are holding an event to celebrate the contribution that our Community and Maternity Champions give to communities across Hammersmith & Fulham. Champions are resident volunteers who give their time and energy free of charge to support the people in their communities to become healthier and happier. Our event will celebrate their achievements, with an awards ceremony, speeches from the Champions themselves, and others who work with and benefit from their support.

» Making Every Contact Count (MECC) FREE training sessions (29 Jan, 18 Feb, 16 Mar)

This training is an approach to healthcare that ensures you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to 'Make Every Contact Count' when opportunities arise with patients. You will be well equipped to have a brief conversations about their health and well being and on how they might make positive improvements.
Services

» Access to Health New Project: Information and Referral form

‘Access to Health’ is a new project which aims to support homeless and vulnerably housed pregnant women and families with a child/children under 5 years old in Westminster or temporarily housed outside the borough...

» Active for Life - Opportunities to Keep Fit In the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Leisure Services’ Sports Development Team provides a wide variety of sport and physical activity opportunities for RBKC residents at venues across the borough including targeted sessions for specific groups...

» 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.

» 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 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...

» 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...

» 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...