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2.3 million pounds to fight diabetes

We have been very fortunate in the North West London area that the NHS has been successful in winning a bid of 2.3 million pounds to fight diabetes. The money will be used to:

  • Help people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes better understand their condition
  • help to reduce cases of Type 2 diabetes by encouraging people to make positive lifestyle changes and take better care of themselves
  • identify and treat more patients with high blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure to prevent any complications caused by diabetes.
  • increase care and expertise across GP, community, social care and hospital services.
You can read an article about the bid by clicking on this link.

In order to ensure that changes to Diabetes services are successful, the NHS wants to consult with diabetes service users and get their advice on how to make changes and improvements to services. 

For this purpose, we run a monthly Diabetes User Group in Partnership with PDT for residents of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.  NHS professionals attend these meetings and present plans for discussion on how to redesign services.
 
For any more information about the Diabetes User Group please email nafsika.thalassis@bmehf.org.uk or call 07958 479217

Latest News/Events/Jobs

» Westminster Hardship Fund now open for referrals

To alleviate some of the financial pressure in these increasingly hard pressed times, Citizens Advice Westminster is partnering with Westminster City Council again to deliver the Westminster Hardship Fund (funded from the national Household Support Grant Extension).

» Be part of Silver Sunday – the National Day for Older People

Silver Sunday is a day dedicated to older people. Initially it was started as a response to social isolation and loneliness among our older population. It is now a national day where everyone can come together by hosting fun and free events for older people around the country: a day where older people can meet new people, visit new places, try new activities and connect with their local communities and generations around them.

» Church Street Community Champions Summer Fair! 2nd July, 2 - 4pm

Summer Fun for Everyone! wirh Church Street Community Champions and Maternity Champions. Events including Mini Zoo, facepainting, Music, and Crafts, across Greenside Community Park, Lilestone street and Church street on the 2nd July from 2 - 4pm.

» Latest WGN Employment Opportunities

Women and Girls Network (WGN) currently have various part-time and full-time, fixed-term and permanent opportunities to join their team. Roles include: Administrator (Human Resources) Community Engagement Worker; Gateway Sexual Violence Lines Worker; Head of Operations; Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy Manager; Intervention & Rapid Response Navigator; Navigator (Sexual Violence Services).

» Apprenticeship Opportunity with ActiveWestminster!

Coach Core is a national charity, using sport and apprenticeships to support young people into employment, whilst also enabling them to become a positive influence in their communities. Coach Core is offering the level 2 Sports coaching apprenticeship. This apprenticeship combines paid, on-the-job training with some accompanying study.

» Monkeypox: What you need to know

You may have heard about monkeypox in the news recently. But what is it, what are the symptoms and how can you access help and information?

» CATHIP National Health Hour - Saturdays 11am - 12.15pm

Caribbean African Health Network (CAHN) and 5 partners host the Caribbean African Targeted Health Improvement Programme (CATHIP) which takes place each Saturday morning 11am -12.15pm via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube and is affectionately known as the 'Health Hour'. Each session looks at heath issues such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, sexual health, mental health, affecting our communities, the presentations are led by a Dr/ Consultant or other Clinician for 30 - 45 minutes followed by a question & answer session of 15 minutes.

» Westminster CAMHS - Children's Wellbeing Service

We are a team of mental health workers trained in helping children and young people manage their mental health difficulties by building up their emotional wellbeing and resilience. We offer structured guided self-help interventions for children and young people experiencing difficulties with anxiety and low mood.

» JOB: Head of Community Programmes at The Abbey Centre

An opportunity has arisen for a new Head of Community Programmes to join the Abbey Centre at an exciting point in the charity’s history. As new needs emerge from the both the pandemic and the current costof-living crisis, the Abbey Centre is reviewing its strategy and future direction. We are looking for a strategic thinker who is also a details person. You will need to be able to “horizon scan” and plan our services into the future, whilst remaining on top of current activities and ensuring they are delivered to the highest possible standards.

» VOLUNTEER: Empower others with Be Active (from Open Age)

Be Active Volunteers help people over 60 improve confidence, rebuild strength, and connect with their community. Work one on one over 9 sessions to support rehabilitation exercises and achieve activity goals. Volunteering takes place in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. Full training provided.

» Upcoming NASP (National Academy for Social Prescribing) webinars

NASP's next webinars will be on Take a breath with social prescribing (this coming Tuesday 14th June) Explore the benefits of yoga and mindful exercise for people’s physical and mental health and how people can access these through social prescribing; and then Health Inequalities: Wellbeing through food on Tuesday 28 June - explore the role social prescribing can play in supporting health and wellbeing through food.

» Guide Dogs - Support for Children and Adults with Visual Impairment and Sight Loss

Guide Dogs is an organisation which aims to increase the mobility and independence of people living with sight loss. They offer a wide range of services for both adults and children and young people including their recently re-launched pilot programme ‘Tech for All’ - providing free iPads and technology support to children with a visual impairment to help with their development, learning, and to build confidence.

» JOB: Mozart Community Champions Project Worker

Paddington Development Trust (PDT) is looking for a friendly, highly organised person with a passion for health and wellbeing to support its Community and Maternity Champions project. Community and Maternity Champions are local people who volunteer their time to connect local communities and residents with local services and support them to improve their health and wellbeing.

» Feedback request from RBKC on talking to the Council

RBKC would like to hear from residents about their experiences of talking to the Council on the telephone or face to face. Interviews will take place during office hours either by phone or on Zoom and should last no more than 15 minutes. Feedback from the interviews will be used to improve Council services.

» Open letter from NHS regarding Spring booster vaccine for covid-19

Open letter from NHS, charity and community leaders to people with a weakened immune system: We join together as NHS and charity leaders to encourage people with a weakened immune system to continue to book in or visit a walk-in centre for their COVID-19 vaccines. All individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed are advised to receive a Spring booster dose of the vaccine, typically six months after their last dose.

» Good medical practice consultation

The General Medical Council (GMC) is running a public consultation on its updated version of Good medical practice. This sets the standards of professional behaviour and patient care expected from all doctors in the UK. It emphasises a patient’s right to be treated with dignity, respect and to be involved in decisions about their care. Patients, members of the public and patient groups can share their views by taking part in a short survey for patients. It takes around 15 minutes to complete and it’s open until 20 July 2022.

» Family shows at Grand Junction

Two fun family shows are being presented soon at Grand Junction! Firstly on the 2nd June there is 'Art Party - the show' an interactive performance workshop for children age 0-7 and their grown ups featuring live music, storytelling and dance! Then on the 2nd July there is 'Tales from the Shed' presented by Chickenshed Theatre - A super fun and high energy family show for children aged 0-7.

» SweetTree Fields Farm

SweetTree Fields Farm in Mill Hill is a stunning 15 acre farm supporting individuals with complex autism, learning disabilities, brain injuries and dementia located only 25 minutes from St Johns Wood. Due to its easy access and proximity to central London, we have the privilege of supporting many clients from the London Boroughs including Westminster, Camden, Islington, Barnet, Brent, K&C, Harrow and Enfield.

» RNIB's Vision Impairment Survey - UPDATE! £50 prize draw for participants!

Revealing Reality, has partnered with the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) to create a survey for people with vision impairments in the UK. It aims to capture what it’s like living with a vision impairment in the UK, measure their quality of life, and get a better sense of what is important to them. We want to encourage as many people as possible with vision impairments to participate in our telephone survey. All participants will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of 5 £50 prizes!

» NEW SERVICE: Children & Young People's Advocacy for School Exclusions

The ClementJames Centre has launched a new programme. The Children & Young People's Advocacy for School Exclusions offers specialist education-based support, advice and advocacy for children and families. The service is focused on North Kensington and can be accessed for free by anyone who lives in or attends a school in RBKC or Westminster. This service is available to those who are experiencing school exclusion or at a high risk of exclusion.

» Upcoming MECC Training dates from ONE YOU

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about learning how to spot opportunities to talk to people about their well-being, altering how we effectively interact with people using behaviour change tools, with the aim to support and empower people to make positive changes to their physical and mental health.

» Chinese community counselling service now at Chinese Welfare Trust

The Chinese Community Health and Wellbeing Service has now moved its counselling services to the Chinese Welfare Trust. Counselling is available over phone in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

» FREE Women boxing sessions at Gateway Academy

Central London Youth Development Trust has organised free women's boxing sessions at the Gateway Academy. Sessions take place every Tuesday at 5.30pm.

» New funding for Global Majority-led arts organisations to develop creative work with people with mental health problems

The Baring Foundation delighted to announce a new open round today for Global Majority-led arts organisations who would like to develop their offer of creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems. Grants of £20k-£60k available for projects taking place over a minimum of two years.

» New COVID-19 Vaccine Service - Vaxcess (Westminster/ RBKC)

The Vaxcess (Vaccine Access) service is for individuals in the bi-borough who experience additional challenges to access, because of phobias, immigration concerns, inability to get to a vaccine centre, caring responsibilities, assistance with further information etc. Upon contacting either directly or on someone’s behalf, the team can support with booking appointments, arranging a vaccine at a suitable location of choice, translation (including BSL) and other queries.

» Ethnic Inequalities in Healthcare: A Rapid Evidence Review

The Ubele Initiative, along with Race Equality Foundation (REF), facilitated a series of stakeholder engagement conversations with practitioners and users of NHS services who are from Black and minoritised communities from across England. The Observatory has published the much anticipated rapid review into ethnic health inequalities across a range of areas including key priorities set by the independent health body.

»  Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities

Fat Beehive Foundation invites small UK charities (with incomes less than £1 million) to apply for website and or digital products grants (£2,500). 'Our aim is to help these organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit.'

» EVENT: COVID19 vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds - your questions answered

Do you have questions about the COVID19 immunisation program for 12 to 15 year olds? NHS North West London is hosting on-line discussions for young people, parents, guardians, carers, teachers and school nurses to provide information, and answer any questions you might have about the vaccine and immunisation program, including questions related to clinically extremely vulnerable children.

» New Psychotherapy Service for Adolescents in Westminster Borough (Maida Vale)

The new clinic will bridge the gap in available psychotherapy services for young people -such as CAMHS, which is focused on high-risk cases - and will deliver1:2:1 psychotherapeutic support that is tailored to adolescents (both shorter and longer-term), as well as practical support and family/parent work.

» Gloji - New digital adult weight management service from One You

Gloji is a free 12-week programme that re-educates people about their eating and lifestyle habits and is based on real science behind behaviour change. It looks at five important aspects of health: Movement, Nutrition, Alcohol, Mind and Sleep. Ultimately, clients are given the tools to be able to gradually build healthier habits independently and lose weight sustainably without dieting. 

» EMBARRASSED by Steve McQueen - A short film

Here is Steve McQueen's EMBARRASSED - a short film created to help raise awareness of prostate cancer within the black community and featuring Idris Elba CBE, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE, Michael Ward, and Morgan Freeman.. The message is that if you are a black man aged over 45 you should ask your GP for a PSA test. Prostate cancer is generally easy to treat (without chemotherapy) and survivable if caught reasonably early.

» Free Digital Diabetes Service for Diabetic adults from Age UK H&F

Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham's Digital Diabetes service in collaboration with Know Diabetes aims to support people in accessing online diabetes services whilst developing their basic digital skills. We will offer free training for all adults on using email, whatsapp, zoom and more; give free access to Know Diabetes app and website which provides advice, tips and courses. Get involved and you will recieve a free copy of carbs and cals book at your graduation!

» Increasing vaccine confidence: pregnancy and fertility resource

Increasing vaccine confidence: pregnancy and fertility for both men and women. Please see this useful resource to support your vaccine conversations. It includes the latest insights and evidence, as well as quotes from professionals, key model Q&As and where to find further resources.

» Understanding Voices: New resources translated in ten languages

Hearing the Voice (Durham University) is delighted to announce that our ‘Quick Read’ information fact sheets about hearing voices have now been translated into the top 10 spoken languages other than English in the UK. Each PDF provides information about the following topics: What is hearing voices?; How common is it?; Why does it happen?; Coping strategies; Talking about hearing voices – Tips for voice-hearers; Talking about hearing voices – tips for supporters

» FREE Therapeutic Massage for 40+ women drop-in service

Come along and experience a relaxing therapeutic massage for aches and pains carried out by our trained massage therapists. A qualified dietician and nutritionist is also available to give advice Have a chat with our trained emotional support worker for your overall health and peace of mind. Every Monday 12 - 2pm at the Portman Centre.

» Black Women's Menstrual Health Project and Survey

We're inviting you to participate in experience-led research and a campaign that aims to address racial inequality and biases in menstrual and female reproductive healthcare. Freedom4Girls are a Leeds based charity working to eradicate period poverty. By period poverty we don't just mean no access to period products, but where people aren't not adequately supported when it comes to their periods!

» Volunteer for Mentoring for Mums programme

Volunteer for Westminster Befriend a Family's Mentoring for Mums programme and support mums with parenting challenges, getting into employment and education and providing a listening ear. You will get Mentoring training, monthly supervision, one to one support, and a sense of empowerment and achievement.

» Mentoring for mums programme from Westminster Befriend a Family

The Mentoring for Mums programme provides emotional, social and practical support to mothers of children aged 5 and up, either online, over the phone or face to face. Over 12 to 24 weeks mentors offer coaching-style support to empower mums to identify changes they wish to make and goals they wish to achieve. Volunteers support mums, provide listening ear and talk through the challenges mothers face.

» Report from the Health & Social Care Committee's Expert Panel on Maternity Services

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.

» One You Healthy Lifestyle Service

One You are a healthy lifestyle service offering free online weight management courses, a virtual gym, wellbeing workshops, cooking classes and stop smoking support for residents of RBKC and Westminster. They have recently launched their interpreter service so that their offering is accessible to a wider community.

» Mentorship Scheme for BAME women in Mental Health

The Several Seats Mentorship Scheme aims to promote and facilitate professional development for women aspiring to work in the field of mental health. The scheme offers personal and professional mentoring for 8 months and will be on an online cloud-based app platform. This scheme provides support to women to develop and strengthen their portfolio as well as get their foot through the door of a competitive and demanding industry.

» FREE SportWest Multi Sports Sessions across Westminster

FREE Multi Sports Sessions being delivered by SportWest across the borough. These are starting the week commencing the 21st June. Targeted at 14 – 18 year olds but the age range is flexible. Locations include Lisson Green MUGA, QPG Sports Pitch, Amberley Estate Pitch, and Churchill Gardens Youth club pitch.

» Update on NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds

All children aged 2 and 3 can have a free flu vaccine at their GP practice. The vaccine is usually given as a single painless spray squirted up the nose. This spray contains a highly processed from of porcine gelatine. The NHS are now able to offer an alternative to families who prefer not to have the nasal spray. Parents of 2/3year olds can request an injected flu vaccine for their child at their GP practice. This injected vaccine does NOT contain gelatine.

» Report of Joint Committee on Human Rights: Black people, racism, and human rights

Please download and see the House of Commons/ House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Black people, racism, and human rights - including formal minutes relating to the report.

» Free online contraception - 16+

Residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council can now access free contraception online. All you need to do is register on the website, you will directed to the contraception page where you will find all methods available these include; Emergency Hormonal Contraception, Progesterone only pill and the Combined only pill.

» Information on Test and Trace for BME communities

The BME Health Forum has been funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council to run a project providing information to BME communities about the NHS Test and Trace service. We are working with 11 partners to reach 950 households where people are not fluent English speakers and may find it difficult to access information about the NHS Test and Trace service.

» 'Safe and high quality care - in a Covid-19 world' a short video from Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Imperial College Healthcare Trust continue to provide urgent and emergency care for all conditions - not only Covid-19. We are beginning to re-open our services, including routine elective procedures and surgery. In a short video presentation you can see important information about how they are keeping patients safe during the pandemic.

» SURVEY: Impact of Covid–19 on people living with obesity.

Following on from ongoing work looking at the changing impact that COVID-19 is having on the way people live, Public Health England is interested in the impact of Covid–19 on people living with obesity. They are working with Dr Adrian Brown who is a Research Fellow and Specialist Dietitian at University College London to explore perceptions, attitudes and actions of people living with obesity to the COVID-19 outbreak.

» COVID-19 Explained by GPs in different Asian languages

BBC Asian Network have produced videos of GPs explaining COVID-19 in the following Asian languages: Gujurati, Tamil, Sylheti,Hindi and Urdu.

» Emotional Wellbeing Project to continue via telephone support

In respect of government guidelines relating to the COVID-9 outbreak we are announcing that the BME Health Forum's Emotional Well-being project is continuing via telephone support and with the support of our partners, we hope to be able to continue support clients who don’t speak English in a number of community languages during this difficult time.

» Chinese Health & Wellbeing Clinic and COVID 19 information for the Chinese Community

In the following video Eddie Chan, former Chair of the BME Health Forum introduces the Chinese Health & Wellbeing Clinic services in Central London followed by lead doctor Dr Kit Wu who gives important public health information about the COVID 19 virus to the Chinese Community.

» Kooth - FREE online support for young people

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

» Mother's Support Group

Westminster Befriend a Family runs a Mother’s Support Group at Derry Hall on the Church Street Estate, between 10am and 12pm every Wednesday. It’s a place for mums and mums to be to meet up, have a (free!) cup of tea or coffee and enjoy some cake and a chat.

» March 2019 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Hammersmith & Fulham CCG's Financial Recovery Plans - request for feedback; Westminster and RBKC Councils' Dementia Strategy - request for local community input; Iraqi Association presentation; World Foods Carbs and Cals book (specifically targeted at BAME communities) Update from Diabetes Transformation team.

» December 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Request for feedback on NHS 111 service; Information about Latent TB and raising awareness; request for feedback on Primary and Urgent Care services in H&F; Volunteer Centre K&C - working with BME organisations

» Henna Asian Women's Group Befriending Service

Open to Asian women living in Westminster of all ages (18 - 75+) . The service is provided in many South Asian languages. If you are experiencing loneliness and find it hard to get out, Henna's Volunteer Befriending Scheme may be for you.

» 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.

» September 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Health Help Now App, GP Extended Hours, FAWA (French African Welfare Association), Central London Youth Development Trust cooking Sessions with children, Mosaic Community Trust programmes with Local Women in Church Street

» Sexual Health London - Free Home STI Testing Kit

Sexual Health London have commissioned an online sexual health testing website. It provides sexual health testing via post kit - very useful for young people and vulnerable groups.

» MEWSo - Middle Eastern Women & Society Organisation

MEWSo aims to defend and protect women from violence both at home and in the wider community

» Kooth.com Free online support and wellbeing 365 days per year

Kooth.com is a professional mental health and wellbeing service, commissioned to Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Fulham and Westminster FREE to use for 11-19 year olds.

» June 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Creating a new dietary resource for BAME communities with Diabetes and H&F Outcomes Framework, Update on the equalities framework & GP Extended Hours

» March 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Theme: Integrated Care - My Care My Way and Engagement work done around Integrated Care Outcomes Framework

» December 2017 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Theme: Tackling Obesity in BME communities

» September 2017 Quarterly Meetings Notes

Theme: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of disadvantaged communities in Hammersmith & Fulham

» Professional Interpreters: Language is Everything

A supplier of professional interpreters – face-to-face, by telephone and written translations. We offer 136 different languages and dialects for face-to-face assignments in London and more by telephone. We have an office in North Westminster and are already supplying to Local Authority frontline teams, NHS Trusts and national third sector organisations working within the Tri-borough meaning that our interpreters know the area and are already on the ground, daily.

» June 2017 Quarterly Meeting notes

Theme: Habits and Addictions in BME communities

» The Alcohol Service

Change, grow, live is a social care and health charity that works with individuals who want to change negative patterns of behaviour and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.

» March 2017 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME:Getting involved in improving services

» 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.

» December 2016 Quarterly Meeting Notes

THEME: Migration, Homelessness and Mental Health

» July 20th Diabetes Open Meeting Notes

THEME: Diabetes and Black Minority Ethnic Communities

» May 2016 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: Domestic Abuse among BME Communities. This meeting explored the issue of Domestic Abuse from many different angles such as the barriers around housing, the particular difficulties for people with no recourse to public funds and the psychological issues for young people who have been exploited...

» March 2016 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: Stigma. This meeting's theme was about stigma and how it contributes to inequalities and stops people accessing services. We heard presentations discussing stigma in many different contexts from mental health and sexual health to the stigma surrounding disabilities, gender transitioning and dying.

» Healthy Relationships:Healthy Baby Programme

Pregnancy is a time of hope but can also bring challenges and strains. Healthy Relationships:Healthy Baby is a new programme from a local charity, especially for expectant mums and dads living in Westminster. Our dedicated team will work with you and your family so you can bring an end to hurtful behavior...

» December 2015 Quarterly Meeting notes

Theme: Young People's Health & Wellbeing. This was a great meeting to attend to hear about projects in the voluntary sector and ask our NHS commissioners and providers some searching questions. Presentations included: Westminster Mind, Spectra, Al Badja and the Westminster council...

» The Talking Talk Shop at The Dalgarno Trust, Wednesdays 11am - 12.30pm

The Talking Talk Shop is now open at The Dalgarno Trust on Wednesdays from 11am - 12.30pm. We work with people from all backgrounds with varying disabilities, who are on waiting list or finished counselling but wish to continue talking in a confidential, relaxed and safe environment...

» September 2015 Quarterly Meeting Notes

THEME: DEMENTIA - This was a great event to attend to find out more about how services for people with Dementia have been planned and delivered and question the people in charge of doing so. It was also a great opportunity to find out more about how to support people with Dementia and what services are available in the NHS and the third sector including some specialist services for BME communities.

» SMART Projects Stop Smoking Service

SMART Projects is launching a Stop Smoking Service, funded by the Kensington & Chelsea Social Council and in partnership with the Kick-it Stop Smoking Service. SMART will be providing Stop smoking advice on a one to one basis and workshops for people who would like to find out more...

» 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...

» Different Voices’ Directory of Services in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea

A directory of services was produced by the Different Voices Group at The Advocacy Project. It is a user involvement group that focuses on improving inpatient services and tackling the stigma attached to mental health. All the recommendations in the booklet are based on the service users’ own experiences of having used those services...

» Royal Trinity Hospice launches new dementia service in Kensington and Chelsea

Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a new service to support people with dementia and their carers living in Kensington and Chelsea, tackling recognised inequalities in access to palliative and end of life care.Funded by West London CCG, Trinity’s specialist Community Dementia Nurse will support people...

» 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...

» Healthier Homes Project

The Healthier Homes Project is a Public Health funded project to assist in reducing hospital admissions, GP visits and winter deaths caused by residents living in homes that are too cold, damp or are in dangerous conditions that put their health at risk.The project works as a referral service...

» 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.

» MEND Healthy Lifestyle Programmes for Children and Parents

Mytime Active has been commissioned by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council to offer a range of free healthy lifestyle services across the three boroughs. Our Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It! (MEND)...

» IRANIAN ASSOCIATION - Advice and Education Centre Services and Classes

General Information and Advice; English Language Classes; English Language Exam; Information Technology Course; Counselling and Group Therapy; Exercise and Health Awareness Workshops; Tests For Citizenship and Settlement; Immigration and Citizenship Advice & Arts and Cultural Activities... ;

» June 2015 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: SUPPORTING PEOPLE APPROACHING THE END OF THEIR LIVES. This meeting was about how to best support people who are approaching the end of their lives. Public health are conducting a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) about end of life care and would like to hear from you about how you feel services work currently and any gaps that there might be...

» March 2015 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH & WELLBEING

» Solace Women’s Aid Ascent Counselling Service (also in other languages)

Solace Women’s aid is an accomplished charitable organisation providing a range of support services to women and children. Our specialist domestic and sexual violence counselling service provides 16 free counselling sessions which includes an assessment, for women and girls from 14 year old...

» IAPT Courses and Workshops

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) are running one off workshops and 6 weeks courses on a variety of subjects from confidence building, Improving sleep, procrastination, assertiveness and much more. People can refer themselves and organisations can also arrange for sessions to be delivered at their site...

» Services

» Activities/Courses

» COFFEE MORNINGS with SW1 Community Organisers every Friday 10.30 - 12.00

Share your ideas, chat and catch up on local issues. Open to all SW1 residents. VENUE: The Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace. London SW1P 1EW. Time: Every Friday 10.30am - 12pm...

» Exercise for Health and Wellbeing in 2015 with SW1CO (Fridays am)

EXERCISE FOR HEALTH, WELLBEING to increase mobility, balance and sense of well-being. Open to all SW1 residents. VENUE: Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, SW1 TIME: 9.30 – 10.30 AM. Every Friday - £2 donation...

» December 2014 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: WHOLE SYSTEMS INTEGRATED CARE

» September 2014 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: FGM

» New Young Women's Domestic Violence project for Arabic speakers

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan's Women's Centre have a new project for young women of Arabic backgrounds who have or are experiencing domestic violence. The service is aimed at young women aged between 16 and 25 years old who live in London...

» June 2014 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: MENTAL WELLBEING

» Counselling Services for female survivors of domestic and sexual abuse (Westminster and K&C)

Please be aware of the free Therapeutic Services provided by Solace Women’s Aid in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. These include:1to1 counselling for female survivors of domestic violence age 14 + (Ascent). 1to1 counselling for female survivors of sexual violence including child sexual abuse (aged 14+)...

» New Domestic Abuse service for Arabic speaking Women

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre has recently been successful in securing funding for a new project to support young, vulnerable women of Arabic speaking backgrounds who are or have experienced domestic abuse. Our service is aimed at young women aged between 16 and 25 years old...

» Kick-It FREE Stop Smoking Support service for local communities

The Free Stop Smoking Support sessions include specialist behavioural support by certified Stop Smoking Practitioners, which will improve the client’s motivation as well as help building up capacities and strategies to stay smoke-free...

» Westminster Connect - Peer support group

The peer support is for people aged 18 to 60 who have a physical disability, hearing or sight impairments and those with long term health conditions. Westminster Connect also co-ordinates peer support for Deaf people...

» April 2014 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: Unscheduled care - the utilisation of A and E and Urgent care services by BME communities

» Housing and resettlement, Welfare benefits and debt advice (Westminster)

The Bayswater Families Centre, in conjunction with CAB, Homestart and Z2K are holding Drop-in Advice sessions covering: Housing Advice and Assistance; Resettlement Advice and Assistance; Welfare benefits Advice and Assistance; Debt Advice and Assistance...

» Zumba at Portobello Green Fitness Club

Fridays 2 - 3pm, Portobello Green Fitness Club. Price £2.10. It's fun, It's fitness, It's ZUMBA!...

» IKWRO - Self Confidence Support Group for Women

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is registered charity that provides confidential support, advice and advocacy and outreach to women and girls of Middle Eastern origin. We work to help women and girls who are facing gender based violence...

» November 2013 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: URGENT CARE – ‘IS THE NHS MEETING THE NEEDS OF BME COMMUNITIES?’

» Employability Services in Westminster (as of 20/01/2014)

In light of all the changes in services in Westminster, I have recently completed a piece of work which is a document listing current employability services available at present for families...

» Drinkwatchers Group EVERY Wednesday

The Horn of Africa Health and Wellbeing Project runs a WEEKLY Drinkwatchers support group on Wednesdays - sessions are free and cover the physical, social and psychological effects of alcohol and support available...

» September 2013 Quarterly Meeting notes

Theme: 'HAVE YOUR SAY ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICES AND THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE'

» K&C Mind HARP Group (Hoarding, Acquiring Recovery Planning)

The HARP Support Group is a new, monthly, facilitated self-help programme, for people who are motivated to develop strategies and actions to manage and modify compulsive hoarding behaviour...

» 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...

» December 2012 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: IMPROVING OUR MENTAL WELLBEING

» September 2012 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: IMPROVING NHS COMMUNITY SERVICES – KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF HOSPITAL

» June 2012 Quarterly Meeting notes

» Community Champions Coffee Mornings - Diabetes (starting Wednesday 4th September)

Are you worried about diabetes? Or want to know more about it. Come to our health themed coffee morning. Where alongside your tea or coffee you can engage in health issues which affect you or others around you...

» July 2013 Quarterly Meeting notes

» Free Days Out for Carers in Kensington and Chelsea

We also offer free training courses, complimentary therapies, other free events, talks and social meet-ups - booking essential...

» Storytelling Women’s Group at the Refugee Therapy Centre.(every Wednesday)

Come along and join our friendly Storytelling Women’s Group at the Refugee Therapy Centre.We welcome women with all levels of English. It’s a great way to get to know new people and practise your language skills.We meet every Wednesday from 11:00am—14:00pm...

» March 2011 Quarterly Meeting notes

» June 2011 Quarterly Meeting notes

» September 2011 Quarterly Meeting notes

» December 2011 Quarterly Meeting notes

» March 2012 Quarterly Meeting notes

Date & Time: 7th March 12, 10am – 1pm, Venue: The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU, Theme: Men’s Health & Wellbeing

» March 2013 Quarterly Meeting notes

Theme: Women’s Health & Wellbeing Date: 6th March 2013 Venue: Lighthouse West Lodon

» Domestic abuse and Sexual violence Information about Helpline services in your area

Please see below some information about domestic and sexual violence helplines that are funded by London Councils and available in your area...

» Psychological Therapies in languages other than English

Please note that all NHS psychological therapy services are obliged to provide an interpreter for people who are not fluent English speakers. This includes counselling services offered by GP practices as well as IAPT or other mental health services offered by CNWL or CLCH...

» Personalisation Project at the Chinese Mental Health Association

The Befriending Service at the Chinese Mental Health Association is running a pilot Personalisation project for ethnic Chinese sufferers of mental health. Personalisation is about giving people with needs, choice and control over their care, with support and resources provided by their local authority...

» Health Centre for walk-in (unregistered) patients

The Halfpenny Steps Health Centre provides health services for registered and walk-in patients. It is staffed with a team of GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to deliver a high quality, continuous service...

» Maternity Action Advice Line

Maternity Action’s Advice Line offers free confidential telephone support. We will listen to you and try to understand all the issues you are facing. We will then provide you with information that is relevant to you and your situation...

» 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...

» South Westminster Centre for Health

Provides community and specialist dental services, district nursing, nutrition and dietetics, diabetes and podiatry (foot health) services, Speech and language therapy for children...

» Dementia Adviser Service in Westminster

The Westminster Dementia Adviser service provides advice, information and guidance to those who have received a diagnosis of dementia, as well as their families and supporters. As well as working in partnership with NHS...

» Get Active! - Affordable activities for all abilities and ages at the Beethoven Centre

See details below for affordable activities for all abilities and ages available at the Beethoven Centre...

» Help for your Family with Home-Start (Westminster)

We support ANY family in Westminster who needs us, providing there is at least 1 child under 5. Rich or poor, settled or transient.Our trained volunteers help to give encouragement and support to change the pattern of troubled lives...

» Deaf Hope Services

Deaf Hope is a new specialist domestic abuse service for Deaf women and children, and the first service of its kind in the UK. We have been established around 18 months and our current funding is...

» Jobs in Mind

Jobs in Mind, a mental health charity whose varied services provide specialist support and advice around problems at work, training and education. Our mission is to understand, support and enable the recovery of those affected by mental health problems...

» Women's Wellbeing, Patient Empowerment and Mental Health & Wellbeing projects at Mosaic Community Trust

The Mosaic Community Trust’s Women’s Well-Being Project seeks to empower women who are socially disadvantaged. The Patient Empowerment and Engagement project aims to raise awareness in the local community on the availability and effective use primary care health services...

» Substance misuse services - NEW three borough service

Turning Point and Blenheim have been commissioned to provide the new substance misuse service in Westminser, RBKC, and Hammersmith & Fulham. This service is named the Recovery & Wellbeing network and will transform the way that drug and alcohol services are provided locally...

» Healthworks

HEALTHWORKS√ offers a range of services to help the residents of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and surrounding boroughs

» Counselling Directory - search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you

Counselling Directory was set up as a free, confidential service to encourage those in distress to seek help. Visitors can read about different areas of distress, view useful articles written by counsellors and refine their...

» Fit-for-Life - Free 8 week weight loss programme

This FREE eight week group behaviour change programme is designed to help the patients to lose weight, get fitter and make more informed choices about your diet and lifestyle...

» NHS videos aimed at newly arrived migrants in various languages

Here are a series of short films on how to use the NHS aimed at newly arrived migrants produced by the Black Health Agency. The film is available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi/Dari, French, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Somali, Sylheti and Urdu...

» 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...

» FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Service

West London African Women's service - Community support and information...

» Rape Crisis London

Rape Crisis London has four centres that offer help, information and support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence of any kind, at any time of their lives...

» GO4mental health

A website/ directory for mental health service users in Westminster...

» LIVING WELL - Wellbeing services

Living Well offers a wide range of high-quality health related services aimed at providing people with the skills they need to get the most out of life. Services include HIV service, Youth service and Community support service...

» 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...

» Employers: Fit for Work Service Leaflet

If you have employees off work sick or struggling with health problems you can refer them to Fit for Work Service at no cost to your business...

» Helpline for Maternity Services

The maternity helpline provides direct access to clinical support and advice to women and their families, irrespective of whether you are a patient of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a visitor to the area or simply require information and support.

» Public Health Training Service - RBKC

The Royal Borough can help your business. We offer award-winning training on Food Safety and Health and Safety. We also offer Environmental Principles training, Personal Licence Holders training and Customer Service Training...

» Women's Therapy Centre

The Women's Therapy Centre has been offering individual and group psychotherapy to women since 1976. Its access policy ensures that psychotherapy is available to all women, regardless of sexual orientation, disability, cultural or social...

» Dual Diagnosis User Involvement Project [Westminster]

Who? The project is for adults with dual diagnosis mental health and learning disabilities living in Westminster. These are the only criteria for taking part; we aim for the project to be inclusive. It is run by The Advocacy...

» HELP Counselling - low cost short & long term counselling service

Based in Portobello Road, Notting Hill Gate, London, HELP Counselling Centre provides short & long-term counselling based on an affordable, sliding scale for people who need support in negotiating a crisis as well as for those who wish to consider their life patterns and choices...

» North London Rape Crisis Service

North London Rape Crisis offers free, confidential counselling, advocacy and holistic therapies to women aged 14 and over who live, work or study in Islington, Camden, Westminster, Barnet, Enfield, Kensington and Chelsea and Haringey...

» Foot and Toenail Care Service in Westminster

Having Problems Managing your Nail Care??? Apply for Westminster’s new Basic Foot Care Service now!...

» Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service at ADVANCE

ADVANCE is a specialist domestic violence crisis intervention service. We support women who are assessed as being high or very high risk of continued domestic and sexual abuse and those at risk of being killed...

» Westminster Wellbeing - Free NHS service promoting Health and Wellbeing

Westminster Wellbeing is a free NHS service promoting health and wellbeing within communities and organisations in Westminster. We provide a range of services which include training and workshops for community organisations...

» Healthier Life for You blog

Healthier LIfe 4 You is a community organisation not for profit with charitable aims. We aim to promote Health and Wellbeing to local people in the community (Families, Children & Young people). As well as running Health workshops, we use Dance, Art & Craft and Leisure activities to enable service users to achieve emotional and Physical wellbeing...

» Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - Westminster service

STRESSED, ANXIOUS, DEPRESSED? If you are finding it difficult to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression, we can offer quick and easy access to help and support...

» Fit for Work Service in Kensington & Chelsea now expanding to Westminster and Hammermith & Fulham

Fit for Work Service in Kensington & Chelsea now expanding to Westminster and Hammermith & Fulham

» Housing Factsheet Library

Some housing factsheets on key housing issues. The fact sheets provide a very basic summary of the issue, the possible actions you can take, and who to contact for further information...

» Jobs/Volunteering