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Next BME Health Forum Open Meeting

Date:  Wed. 27th Sept. 2017

Time: 11am - 2pm

Theme: TBC

Meeting Agenda: TBC

Venue: White City Community Centre, 7 India Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7QT

 ALL WELCOME but RSVP required!

Previous Meeting Agenda

Notes for 8th of March Meeting

Future dates:

Wed. 6th Dec. 11am - 2pm


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» Take time to Talk after Grenfell sessions

After the recent tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Fire the community as a whole has been deeply affected. We have found both service users and residents have all been affected in different ways but what is fairly common is the need to share and talk about what has happened and the impact it is having on them and their families.

» SURVEY: Care Co-ordination Service (CCS) and Health Watch Survey

Primary care coordination services have changed in Westminster. Healthwatch and the Older Adults Group at the Advocacy Project want to hear your experiences of receiving support, so that we can check that the changes are improving people's lives.

» JOB: Navigator (Mental Health)

We are looking for an organised Navigator to take on an important new support role within our Community Living Well Service in the West London area.The Navigation Service is for people with serious, stable, long term mental health needs who are supported in primary care. This is a new service, which will be a core part of the Community Living Well Service and is run in partnership by Kensington and Chelsea Social Council (KCSC), Jobs in Mind (JiM) and SMART.

» Create Church Street fund is now open for a new round of applications.

The Create Church Street fund is now open for a new round of applications. The local community, artists, individuals, groups and arts and cultural organisations can submit applications for funding for arts and creative projects. You can bid for up to £10,000 to deliver creative activities for local people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in.

» Volunteer to transform the garden of a supported Housing block in St. John's Wood

Would you like to help transform the garden of a supported housing block in St Johns Wood? Come along for a morning of gentle clearing and weeding on Friday 28th July, 10am til just gone noon.

» West London Clinical Commissioning Group Grants Programme Open for Applications 2017 /2018

Funding is available for voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver patient and public engagement projects in Kensington and Chelsea, Queens Park and Paddington areas. The maximum allocation for any one project is £20,000. DEADLINE: Monday, 14 August 2017 - 5:00 pm

» Cycling Grants London: up to £10,000

You can apply for a grants of up to 10,000, to set up or continue to deliver community cycling projects in the capital.

» Lay member: alcohol interventions in schools public health advisory committee

We are looking for lay members to join the alcohol interventions in schools public health advisory committee.Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 1 August 2017. Time commitment: Up to 18 months. We are looking for: people with personal experience of alcohol interventions in schools. This role would be ideally suited to a parent or governor.

» VOLUNTEER with Spectra: HIV testing support • Social media • Outreach • Data Entry • Newsletters and many more.

Spectra CIC is looking for people passionate about making a difference to join our volunteering team. We work with: Black, Asian and Minority ethnic communities (BAME) • Bi, gay and men who have sex with men • People of trans experience • Women • Young people.

» Mother Tongue Counselling Service (Arabic & Farsi)

The Mother Tongue Counselling Service (Arabic & Farsi) is a part the wider West London Community Living Well Network, and is managed by Wandsworth & Westminster Mind.This service is for adults over 18 years of age, who speak Arabic or Farsi language, and are registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queens Park or Paddington.

» A Moveable Creche service from the Abbey Centre (South Westminster)

A Moveable Crèche provides an excellent value and flexible childcare service for clients. Sessions are delivered in a venue of your choice, for as many children as the size of the venue permits...

» 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...

» African and African-Caribbean Cancer Support Group (at The Lake Foundation)

The Lake Foundation is a Croydon-based charity that aims to improve the health and well-being of the African and African-Caribbean Community. We run a monthly African and African-Caribbean Cancer Support Group and the aim of the group is to provide anyone who has been touched by cancer with support...

» 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

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» Arabic Women’s Project at Al-Hasaniya, North Kensington

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» Be FIT For Work - Dalgarno Community Champions can help

Are you looking to upskill yourself back into work or looking for experience to start work? Dalgarno Community Champions can help you! Here’s how - Supporting Opportunities: Maths and English classes; IT support; CV help; References for future employment; Work placement opportunities in Health...

» 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...