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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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» EVENT Patients experiences using GP online consultation (e-consult) 18th March 13.00pm – 14.30pm

Online Consultations went live across all North West London GP practices in March 2020, which was earlier than planned, due to COVID-19. An Online Consultation enables you to contact a GP or other health professional over the internet. The aim is to save you time waiting for an appointment or going to the GP surgery. Digital First would like to invite you to an online event to hear about patient experiences so that we can try to improve the current service where possible.

» Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop

Healthworks - Dalgarno Trust are delivering a Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop on Thursday 18th March at 11am on Zoom. This is a FREE online workshop to learn about what breast cancer is, the risk factors, signs and symptoms, how to perform a self examination and how to access further information and support.

» Lupus Workshop - Monday 8th March, 1pm

A FREE online workshop to learn about what Lupus is, the signs and symptom, diagnosis and treatment and the impact of COVID-19 on people with Lupus. Did you know? It is thought that currently up to 50,000 people in the UK have Lupus, about 1 in 1000 people (Lupus UK, 2015).

» 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.

» EVENT: Women's Big Day In on the 10th March

The Clement James Centre has partnered with the British Library to bring this exciting day to women who would like to explore creativity through an online exhibition and a writing workshop. It is free to attend and all those who come on the day will be entered into a raffle to win a £20 Amazon voucher!

» JOB: Project Coordinator vacancy – Young Fathers at FUTURE MEN

Do you want to make positive change? Future Men have a new, 18 month fixed term contract, just opened. As Project Coordinator you will set up and deliver services for young fathers who are up to 25 years of age, individually and in groups, face to face and on the phone.

» North Kensington Self-Care Programme

The North Kensington Self-Care programme aims to support the communities in North Kensington affected by the Grenfell Tower fire to manage their long-term health conditions in a non-medical manner, whilst building confidence, knowledge and skills to manage their health and wellbeing. It also aims to provide tools to improve health outcomes and to identify barriers to health and develop solutions.

» Strategic Communications Training for small voluntary sector organisations

How and why do we form attitudes, and how do we connect our causes to the values that matter most to people. Equally Ours' free strategic communications trainings will give you a broad grounding in strategic communications theory and practice, and teach you how to use this approach in your work. If you’re a communicator or campaigner working on poverty and inequality, this training is for you.

» Mahbuba Sabur gets the COVID vaccine

Mahbuba Sabur who is an Emotional support worker, Community Development worker and Westminster resident relates her recent experience of getting the COVID vaccine.

» Age UK Free Taxi Transport for over 50s to Vaccination Appointments

Age UK is offering a free taxi transport service for anyone over 50 in the Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent.
Services

» Access to Healt: Information and Referral form

‘Access to Health’ is a programme 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...

» 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

Age UK is offering a free taxi transport service for anyone over 50 in the Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent.

» 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.