Health and Wellbeing Board Joint Strategy Workshop

West London and Hammersmith and Fulham CCG’s would like to invite you to a ‘Health and Wellbeing Board Joint Strategy Refresh Workshop’ for patients and service users.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 7th June 2016, 14.00 – 16.00, at St Pauls Church Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte Street, W6 9PJ.

We are currently reviewing our Health and Wellbeing Strategies across the Tri-Borough and the workshop is an opportunity for patients and service users to feed their views and comments into the strategy refresh process.

If you would like to attend, or have any queries, please could you RSVP to Emily Nicholls: Emily.Nicholls@nw.london.nhs.uk – 020 3350 4746 by 12pm on Monday 6th June.

 

Carers Week: Events and Trips for H&F Carers

The countdown is on for Carers Week 2016!

This year’s focus is on building Carer Friendly Communities; communities which support carers to look after their family or friends well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

To celebrate Carers Week we have a busy week of activities for Hammersmith and Fulham carers.

To book on to events and trips please call 020 8960 3033 / email info@carers-network.co.uk

Monday 6 June we kick off the week with a trip to Chiswick House at 1.30pm. We will be able to provide free entry to the house – then, after your visit you can enjoy the gardens.

Tuesday 7 June we’ll be exploring The Thames on a River Cruise. We have a number of tickets available which enable
you to hop on and off the boats as many times as you like during the day. We’ll be meeting at Westminster Pier at 11am
where you can collect your ticket and we’ll depart on the 11.30am boat to Greenwich.

Wednesday 8 June we’ll be celebrating Carers Network’s 25th birthday in style, at the Beethoven Centre, W10 4JL.
Come along to join in the fun from 1pm. There’ll be tea and cake and Carers Time Bank members will be demonstrating
their skills – we’ll also be inaugurating the Great Beethoven Carers Bake Off!

Thursday 9 June we will have Advice and Wellbeing Workshops at the Mencap Centre, 65 Aspenlea Road, W6
8LH from 10.30am – 3.30pm. This will include a number of interactive workshops and a light lunch will be provided.

Friday 10 June finally – and like the River Cruise, back by popular demand – we will be organising a guided tour of
The Houses of Parliament. The group will be meeting at Westminster tube station at 9.30am for a 10am tour.

Booking on to Carers Weeks Events

  • Tickets for River Cruise and Houses of Parliament tour are prioritised on a first come first served basis for carers who did not go on these trips last year.
  • To ensure as many carers as possible have the chance to be involved, carers will only be able to book onto one of either the River Cruise, Houses of Parliament tour or trip to Chiswick House.

Job Opportunity with RELATE LONDON SW

 

 

Relate logoSERVICE MANAGER

Hours:            28 hours (4 days) per week – 18 month fixed term contract

Salary:            £22,400 (£28k pro rata)

                                                                              Location:        Richmond/Kingston

 

 

Relate London SW is a member of the country’s largest provider of relationship support. Relate nationally reaches over a million people every year, and works directly with people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to support them with their relationships. Relate provides relationship counselling for couples, individuals, children and young people, families and provides sex therapy and education and learning services to help people at all stages of life.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to fulfil this new role of Service Manager within our organisation, initially for an interim period of 18 months. This is an exciting and challenging time to be joining us as we grow our organisation to meet the demands of our expanded area of operation. We are seeking a confident and dynamic manager with staff management experience, excellent customer focus and attention to detail. This position offers the opportunity to help drive our organisation forward at a time of growth and change.

We currently deliver counselling services in 7 locations across SW London including our main offices in Kingston and Richmond and at locations in Isleworth, Barnes, Earl’s Court, Chiswick and Ladbroke Grove and from June will be adding Fulham and Wandsworth.

The post carries responsibility for line management of a team of 5 part-time administrators and non-clinical line management of 30 counsellors.

The position will work across our two offices in Richmond and Kingston with some travel to other locations as necessary to fulfil the duties of the role.

This position is offered initially as a part-time (28 hrs pw) interim position for 18 months.

Closing date for applications is: 12 midnight on Friday 17 June 2016.

Interviews will be held on Monday 27 June 2016.

Please complete the downloadable application form on our website at: http://www.relatelondonsw.org/aboutus/work/ and return to sallyb@relatelondonsw.org   

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How can we improve health and care services for offenders? Consultation event with Care Quality Commission Inspectors

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Date: 8th June 2016 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue: 200a Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9JP. Link to directions

Clinks and LVSC invite you to a workshop with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on how to share information about health and care services for offenders in London and encourage services to be ‘outstanding’. CQC would like to build contacts with user and advocacy groups supporting people in the criminal justice system in London to better understand the quality of care they receive.

  • Do you have clients whose health and care needs are not being met?
  • Are your staff or volunteers having to spend more time and energy supporting clients with their health needs, or to navigate health and care services?

If so, this is your chance to tell CQC about the quality of health and care services and help them identify good and poor care.

Meet with CQC inspectors to share your experiences of health and care services (including GPs, hospitals, mental health, prison healthcare and social care services) and discuss where services need to be improved.

Clinks members tell us that both the variety and severity of your clients’ needs are increasing, while at the same time health and care services are being cut back and those that remain are under constant pressure.

The CQC inspect and regulate health and social care services (in prison and in the community) to ensure they are delivering safe, effective, high quality care to all their patients. They want to hear your stories, and the stories of people you support, of how health and care services in London are delivering for people in contact with the Criminal Justice System.

The event is free to attend; and vouchers and travel expenses can be paid for volunteers and service users. Please note this event is not aimed at service providers who are regulated by CQC.

Commission to launch consultation on trustee disqualification power

The Charity Commission will today  (23/05/2016) open a consultation on its new power to disqualify trustees, which the government has revealed will come into force in July.

On Friday, the Cabinet Office released its timetable for bringing the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act into force, which says there will be a consultation on the regulator’s new power to disqualify trustees it deems likely to damage the reputation of a charity. The commission said the consultation would be opened today.

The timetable says the commission’s new power to issue warnings for low or medium-level concerns that do not warrant a full statutory inquiry would be available from October.

The power to disqualify will allow the commission to remove trustees and prevent them from holding further board or senior management positions at charities if they have been responsible for or aware of misconduct or mismanagement at a charity, but also if the commission deems any past or continuing behaviour to be likely to damage public trust in charities.

The power has been criticised by sector leaders and groups as too broad and allowing the commission too much discretion.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK- MENTAL HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIPS

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK- MENTAL HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIPS

The Women’s Association for Networking and Development WAND invites you to the next Happy Healthy Family Club on Wednesday 25 May 2016

10.00-14.00, Small Chapel, St. Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor St, London W10 6DZ

***Lunch Provided***

Activities include

  • Tai Chi session by Royal Borough

Kensington & Chelsea Leisure Department

  • Sister Size – Bra Measure – Breast Awareness
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) by Take-Time-To-Talk

Mental Health And Relationships by Vittoria Demeo

For further information please contact WAND UK on

Tel: 020 8962 4132 or 07813485607 (Dilhani)

Email: info@wanduk.org

 

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Job Opportunity with Advance

Female* Domestic Violence key worker
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £23,116 – £25,033 per annum inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week with some on-call cover required
Work Location: Based at ADVANCE Hammersmith office and community locations
The Domestic Violence Worker will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process. They will work within the team to make proactive contact attempts with high volumes of new referrals and once this contact is established complete initial needs and risk assessments. They shall provide initial advice and crisis safety planning before the case is allocated to an IDVA/caseworker or referred to the appropriate partner agency for ongoing support. They will provide this high quality support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice, civil remedies, housing and related matters. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They hold a caseload of standard and medium risk clients as well as clients going through the criminal justice system. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with services providing services to clients and partner agencies within the Angelou Partnership.

The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the team leaders and project manager.
The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children and of best practice within the domestic abuse sector. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with a high volume of clients who have complex and multiple needs, the post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and particularly welcomes applications from BME groups and the LBT community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Closing date: 6th June at 12pm Interviews: 15th & 16th June
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.
To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to: althea.k @advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6 The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER

Job Opportunity with The Upper Room

Administrator

Part-time: 25 Hours

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: £12,220 – £12,870 per annum

Closing date: Monday 24th May 2016

Do you have excellent communication and organisational skills as well as strong ability and proven experience of providing full administrative support to teams? Do you have a passion for work that improves the lives of disadvantaged groups in society?

The Upper Room is a registered charity with a Christian ethos and has been helping socially and economically disadvantaged people improve their lives and become productive members of society for over 25 years. We currently support homeless people, ex-offenders, and destitute migrants among others. We are looking for a capable Administrator to join our team as we embark on a new phase in our organisational journey.

The post holder will provide central administrative, communications and events support to the team, dealing empathically with service-users and communicating professionally with stakeholders. A confident self-starter, to excel in this role you will need strong customer service skills, a good eye for detail and an ability to use various IT systems/software.

See below for information on how to apply.

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Office Space to Let

The Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster)

Office Space to Let

Property available from April 2016

First floor Offices – Not wheel chair accessible: 382 square feet – Includes 3 rooms, 1 kitchenette & 1 WC.

Annual rent: £7,650.

1.92% service charge on water rates, refuse collection, gully cleaning, paladin hire, gas  and electricity. 1.92% charge on annual maintenance to central heating systems, fire extinguishers and fire alarm system.

Tenant is responsible for paying their own council tax.

A convenient sized office to let: 10 minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City and Circle line) underground station, short bus ride to central line. The offices are located within a secure gated area. Pay and display parking in vicinity.  A pleasant environment able to accommodate up to 4 people. A conference centre is also available for hire.

All other tenants on site are voluntary organisations mainly dealing with helping families and young people.

Contact: Pauline Brady, The Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster),   73 St. Charles Square, London W10 6EJ

Telephone:                 020 8969 5305

E mail:                         paulineb@cathchild.org.uk

 

FREE tickets to see Pleasure at the Lyric Wednesday 11th May

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Free tickets to see Pleasure at the Lyric Hammersmith on Wednesday 11th May at 7.30pm

Up to 10 tickets per community group are available. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis

Val works the toilets in Pleasure, a hedonistic gay club in the north of England. For years, she has been a shoulder to cry on and a confidante – much loved but viewed as an enigma. Why is she still there? Why does she never leave? When a young man, both beautiful and unpredictable, arrives from the city and leaves a gift for Val – performed in this premiere production by the well-known British soprano Lesley Garrett – it marks the start of a passionate and violent night.

Born in Liverpool in 1988, composer Mark Simpson won BBC Young Musician of the Year as a clarinettist in 2006 and also, that same year, received the accolade of BBC Young Composer of the Year – the only individual to have won both competitions. In 2010 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award, and he has a growing catalogue of works to his credit, including his orchestral scores A Mirror Fragment and Threads (both 2008) as well as sparks (2012), which have all been well received. Most recently his oratorio The Immortal was performed to acclaim at the Manchester International Festival. Here he turns to opera for the first time; his librettist is long-time collaborator Melanie Challenger, whose poetry and prose have been widely admired.

Contains themes of an adult nature.

To book your tickets email lucy.court@lyric.co.uk