In response to the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities and staff we would like to capture stories from people from a range of settings who are working in health and care during COVID-19 and from residents/carers, voluntary faith and public sector leaders. Their stories will provide an in-depth and personal account of the issues that matter most to people from BAME backgrounds.
Notting Dale Community Champions and Age UK are inviting you to join a new on line support group for people over 55 living with diabetes.
Dr Joan St John, West London CCG Lead Diabetes GP and Razia Amin, diabetes nurse consultant, will share advice and information. Sessions will also include chair-based exercise. No internet? Dial in to join a discussion.
Henna Asian Women's Group is recruiting a part time Advice & Outreach worker in an interim capacity for 3 months with possible extension to 6 months. The postholder is expected to be a self starter with good knowledge and understanding of the South Asian community in Britain.
Healthwatch Central West London wants to hear local people’s views and experiences of the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak by inviting them to fill this survey. The results will be used to help local health and social care leaders to better understand the types of support and services residents need to stay safe and well.
Resources include updated official Government advice and Public Health guidance in 60 languages from Doctors of the World UK, COVID-19 Advice for Parents’ poster, and Factual and easy-to-understand COVID-19 Infographics also available in 35 languages.
Important COVID-19 info & resources for families, children and overseas visitors/ immigrants from Westminster City Council around bereavement support and Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and treatment for migrant patients.
Mr Abdul Aziz Toki, Director of Central London Youth Development talks about their new initiative to support the mental and emotional well-being of disadvantaged BME children (aged between 4-16 years old) in North Westminster during COVID-19. This includes delivering food packs, wellbeing acitivity packs for different ages and a 12 weeks Fun and Learn programme.
London Friend, a charity that supports the LGBT community is running 1:1 and group support sessions and has put together a number of useful resources to help manage mental health during lockdown.
BAMEStream is a collective of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) practitioners, therapists, policy experts, activists and academics who specialise in the areas of mental health and therapy. Reported statistics show that BAME communities are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis; and as such, the group’s core purpose is to raise awareness and undertake impactful actions to address the urgent mental health and wellbeing needs of the UK’s BAME communities.
A 9 week programme aimed at parents whose children are being abusive or violent toward them or who appear out of parental control. Starting 2nd June, Westminster Parenting will be delivering this group via Microsoft Teams.