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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

» Job Vacancy: Communications & Digital Fundraising Officer at FORWARD

FORWARD is seeking an experienced Communications & Digital Fundraising Officer to work directly with the Head of Evidence and Knowledge Management and to lead on all FORWARD’s communications and digital fundraising strategies and activities. You will be expected to grow our digital and social media presence and to increase our online fundraising capacity and donations.

» Professionals Training on responding to violence against migrant women and girls

This training will nnable key professionals to understand and explore the multiple forms of violence against women and girls within migrant communities, and their adverse impact; Explore cultural competency in responding effectively to women m and girls affected by multiple forms of violence; Explore the role of provision of community-based services in improving access to appropriate support and protection services for migrant women; Facilitate networking with colleagues from other sectors and to enable holistic support for migrant women and girls affected by violence.

» Discussion at FORWARD about Black African women’s experiences of sexual harassment in UK Higher Education.

Are you a Black African woman and a university student/recent graduate? We want to hear from you! Join us in an engaging discussion about Black African women’s experiences of sexual harassment in UK Higher Education. When: Friday 25th October, Morning(10:00 -11:30 am) or Afternoon (3:00 – 4:30 pm).

» Target Oxbridge - Programme supporting black African and Caribbean students

Target Oxbridge is a free programme that aims to help black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge (known collectively as Oxbridge).

» WAND is Hiring! Full time Director post - apply by 31st October

Are you a passionate leader with a belief in people, who can take a thriving small charity to the next stage of professionalism and growth? WAND UK is a small charity that transforms the lives of vulnerable women and girls in London through its effective, holistic support. The Trustees are looking for an exceptional leader, motivated by compassion and commitment.

» Neighbourhood Keepers October 19 Calendar

You can view all the activities funded by the Neighbourhood Keepers programme taking place in the Church street area of Westminster throughout October in the NK Calendar Oct 19.

» Making Every Contact Count (MECC) FREE training session (Thur 5th Dec)

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/ clients. You will be well equipped to have a brief conversations about their health and well being and on how they might make positive improvements.

» BME participants sought for Focus group on health

Race Equality Foundation is running a focus group on 30th October 2-4pm for black and minority ethnic people with any of the following conditions: Arthritis; Carpel tunnel syndrome; Hip conditions; Knee conditions; Neck pain; Low back pain; Osteoporosis; Sickle Cell; Lupus; muscular skeletal conditions as a result of accident/trauma. £20 vouchers + travel expenses will be paid to participants.

» Women's Self Empowerment Group at Dalgarno Trust (select Thursdays 1-3pm)

All women who are looking for opportunities to make social connections and friendships are welcome! This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of activities that you can choose, plan and lead in your own way. Activities on offer will include: Wellbeing workshops, Health talks, Motivation on self esteem and many more!

» Free Inclusive Hockey Launching at Paddington Recreation Ground

Inclusive Hockey and Hampstead and Westminster Hockey club. All ages and abilities welcome. Join the Flyerz Family! No mater what your age, ability or hockey experience, come and join our inclusive hockey club. Family and friends welcome too! Saturdays, 10am - 11.15am.
Services

» 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...

» 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...