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BME Health Forum Launches London Fund for Racialised Communities

The BME Health Forum has opened a first funding round for organisations wishing to help communities in London experiencing racial inequality to meet their immediate needs related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for applications received by 12 noon (BST), Monday 26 July 2021.

This funding round is for charities and social enterprises with an average annual income of at least £100,000 but less than £600,000.

A second funding round for organisations with incomes less than £100,000 will be run no later than 1st September 2021.

Details of the opportunity and how to apply can be found here

Smaller organisations wishing to ensure they hear about the second round can join the BME Health Forum’s mailing list here.

The BME Health Forum is acting as an intermediary partner for Comic Relief, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Barclays and The Clothworkers Foundation to distribute funds from the Global Majority Fund.

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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News/Events/Jobs/Services/Activities

» NHS Cadets Project at St John Ambulance (plus job & volunteer opportunities)

NHS Cadets aims to attract young people into careers in the healthcare system and develop their skills through a 36 week programme so that they are ready to fully sustain themselves in health volunteering opportunities. The programme also currently has some Job and Volunteer opportunities for staff and volunteers to support the project.

» New funding available for local groups in parts of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon, Barnet and Hounslow

People’s Health Trust’s Active Communities funding programme is now open in parts of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon, Barnet and Hounslow and will close on Wednesday 11 August. Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups with an income of less than £350,000 a year. Projects could be almost anything that encourages strong connections between people and that help people to make their communities or neighbourhoods even better places to grow, live, work and age.

» JOB: Social Prescribing Programme Manager

Would you like to be part of the exciting community health programme in Hounslow? The Hounslow GP Consortium CIC and its voluntary sector partners, Groundwork London and H4All CIO, are introducing a new management role to lead and develop the newly expanded Social Prescribing teams across Hounslow’s 5 Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

» Social Prescribing Link Worker roles at Brent Mencap

2 Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW) are needed to complete our successful team. You will be employed by Brent Mencap and work with Brent GP practices to support patients with social issues impacting their health and well-being and providing them with advice, support and directing them to the right services in Brent.

» Breast Screening in London - Involvement opportunity

Imperial College London is working with Public Health England to understand some of the challenges faced by women in London to attending breast cancer screening. The number of women who choose to take up breast screening has been falling, and since the COVID-19 pandemic this is only getting worse, with a backlog of 1 million missed appointments. For this we are looking to understand the perspectives of women aged between 47 and 73 in London. We are especially interested in the experiences of women from ethnic minorities, those with multiple medical problems or who have decided not to attend previously.

» Revival Yoga BME Teacher Training

Yoga for Life are running a special course to encourage people from BAME communities to become yoga teachers via their Revival Yoga BME Teacher Training. Revival is an accredited 200-hour yoga teacher training diploma delivered by The Yoga for Life Project in association with Black Minds Matter. It is the UK’s first yoga teacher training diploma to train Black, Asian and ethnic minority teachers with a commitment to serving Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities and reducing mental health inequalities.

» Launch of New Carers Connected Project for Westminster Carers

Carers Network has launched an exciting new project in Westminster called Carers Connected. Through this project local unpaid carers and other members of the community have the opportunity to share their skills, hobbies, interests and passions with local carers. It could be a hobby, skill or interest such as storytelling, embroidery, cookery, a language, localhistory, IT skills — or anything that they are passionate about. These sessions for carers will be both online and in-person groups that will be in a Covid-safe environment.

» Honorary Counsellor Opportunities at WGN

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a specialist organisation leading in developing and delivering innovative and effective services for women and girls who have experienced all forms of gender-based violence. We seek practitioners for our outstanding therapeutic services across London, who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment.

» 2022 GSK IMPACT Awards and new GSK Grow Programme - now open for applications

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding and free training for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £120,000 and £3 million. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, plus free training and development valued at a further £9,500.

» Join Healthwatch CWL Local Committees!

Healthwatch CWL currently have vacancies within two of their Local Committees in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster and would like to invite you to join. What is a local Committee and why get involved? Being a member of a Local Committee is a monthly commitment and will provide you with a regular opportunity to represent the views and experiences of the people that you're connected to in your community.
Services

» 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 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.

» 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...

» 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...