Flu Vaccines

Did you know that each year around 15–20% of people in the UK get infected with the flu virus?

Many people believe that flu is only a bad cold; however, it is associated with significant morbidity and in more unfortunate cases can lead to more serious illnesses, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. It can result in hospitalisation or even death in some cases. In the UK the number of flu-related deaths has reached more than 20,000 in an epidemic year. Flu spreads easily, as the virus can survive in the air or on surfaces such as door handles and telephones for several hours.

To protect yourself get your flu jab today to reduce your chances of catching the flu significantly. By vaccinating yourself, not only are you protecting yourself but also others around you, in whom flu could be harmful.

Free NHS flu jab is offered to:

  • those 65 years old and over (including those becoming 65 by 31st of March 2017)
  • Individuals in clinical risk groups: weakened immune system, asthma, diabetes or heart, chest, liver or kidney problems
  • household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • pregnant women
  • carers (whether you receive carer’s allowance or not)
  • people living in long-stay residential care homes
  • front line healthcare workers
  • morbidly obese (defined as BMI 40+)

If you’re not eligible for the free NHS flu vaccine, we can still offer you the premium service for only £10.

Act today call us on 020 8740 9443 to protect yourself and others around you!

 

 

The Caregrange team

Inducting and Training Volunteers

Friday 04th November 2016 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
at HFVC, 148 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0QU

Free Registrations

This course aims to help you develop skills to introduce volunteers to your organisation, communicate relevant policies and procedures and set out both what is expected of them and what they can expect in their new role.  The course will explore how to:-

  • Develop a Volunteer Induction process
  • Understand the purpose and content of a Volunteer Handbook
  • Understand the purpose and content of a Volunteer Agreement
  • Have clarity about volunteer expenses
  • Consider different training options

Places are free for delegates who live, work, study or volunteer within LB Hammersmith & Fulham. Free places are also available to team members from third-sector organisations who serve beneficiaries within LBH&F.

NB: The training venue is accessed via two flights of stairs with 14 and 6 steps respectively. Please contact us with any accessibility queries.

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Welfare Benefits Caseworker Job Opportunity

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Salary: £16,800  Pro Rata £28,000 per annum                             Working hours: 21 hours

Ealing Law Centre has recently secured grant funding to allow us to expand Welfare benefits advice and representation service. We are looking for an enthusiastic Welfare Benefits caseworker who can help us grow and expand our services to local residents. The Law Centre currently provides advice in Housing, Immigration and Welfare Benefits. We have Legal Aid contracts in Housing and Immigration and receive grant funding for our Welfare Benefits work.

This is an exciting time for the Law Centre. We have got new grant funding secured for the next three years.  We are looking for someone who is keen to use their Welfare Benefits experience in a Law Centre setting.

The successful candidate will conduct casework up to and including Tribunal representation and also assist with a Welfare Benefits advice line. The postholder will be expected to be proactive in developing links with the local community and in providing training to first tier advice services in the area.

Ealing Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates who meet the person specification regardless of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or race.

Please click here to see job description and person specification

For an application pack email: info@ealinglaw.org.uk

Closing date: 5pm Monday 14 November 2016

Electric And Gas SMART Meters

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Electric and Gas SMART readers are being rolled out across the UK now. Every household will have the opportunity to upgrade to a smart meter, at no additional cost, by 2020. Everyone will have a chance to decide whether they wish to have a SMART meter installed by their provider and now is probably a good time to think about any pros and cons.

Here are a few points to help you make the right decision for you:

– Smart meters will bring an end to estimated bills and show us how much energy we’re using in near real time and in pounds and pence.

– You will receive an in-house display, which shows exactly how much energy you’re using, as you use it.

– If you change suppliers your (1st generation) SMART meter will lose its smart features.

– Your SMART meter will be installed by a trained installer at NO EXTRA COST.

– The installer should spend time with you explaining how to operate the in-house display so that you can use it confidently on your own.

– The installation will take approximately 1 hour.

– When you are eligible depends on many factors and your supplier will be in touch when your smart meter is ready to be installed (before 2020).

In the future:

  • Switching between suppliers will be quicker and easier and you will not need to change your (2nd generation) SMART meter each time you change suppliers.

If you would like to receive further information on SMART meters please contact:

Krzysztof Mikata-Pralat

Fulham Good Neighbours

Rosaline Hall

70 Rosaline Road

London, SW6 7QT

Tel. 020 7385 8850

Email: chrismikata@fulhamgoodneighbours.org

 

Fulham Good Neighbours received funding from Smart Energy GP, voice of the smart meter rollout, to make local older people aware of it and are running several information workshops at different local organisations between now and 31st December 2016.

£18,000 Grants To Fund New Websites For Charities

The Transform Foundation (https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk) has recently launched a new grant programme, which will be providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profits, to fund the design and build of a new website for them.  The grant will include a range of cutting edge tools for engaging with supporters and service users as well as the costs of the strategy, design and training required to get the website up and running.  The grant programme is mostly focused on non-profits with between £0.5m – £20m annual income, although organisations outside of this range are welcome to apply.

You can apply for the grant here

Or discover more information about it on the Transform Foundation website

 

 

Project Worker Job Opportunity

WAND are recruiting a part-time Projects Worker. For a Recruitment Pack please email: info@wanduk.org

Closing date for receiving applications 4 November 2016

WAND UK

St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ

0208 962 4132  or 0753 415 5619

DeafPlus Free two hourly sessions

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Triumph of the Grassroots documentary

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TRIUMPH OF THE GRASSROOTS is a multi-media documentary, utilising stunning photography, commentary and period music, to showcase over 40 years of charitable and humanitarian work at a ‘grassroots’ level by Afrikans. Those who arrived in Britain from the British Commonwealth, including the Caribbean and the Continent of Africa, during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Afrikans and others were invited by the British government to assist in re-building Britain’s war-torn economy, and in the process, they made invaluable and lasting contributions to British Social History.
Through forty years of photographic evidence, we follow the innovative and creative community development work undertaken by these new comers to Britain, which has had a deep and lasting influence on the host community and has added values to Britain’s existing social structures.

Over four decades, the Vince Hines Foundation, a registered community, education and training charity, based in west London and operating within the general Self-Help Movement, initiated a number of social, artistic and cultural initiatives including education, careers information, advice and guidance, relating to training, community support, musical endeavours, outreach activities and business development, on a solution focus basis.

 

For yours and other viewers convenience, this documentary can be viewed on YouTube here ‘TRIUMPH OF THE GRASSROOTS’

Food for London Grant Information

Food for London grant information:

Food for London is the new Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund campaign highlighting the disconnect between the prevalent food poverty that exists in London and the tonnes of surplus food that is thrown away or fed to animals.

Through this fund, the aim is to support groups working across London who are turning edible food surplus into a social solution; who are diverting fresh food that is fit for human consumption away from being wasted and using it to feed people in need; who are developing solutions to improve how food is redistributed; who are striving to reduce food waste at production or store level and in the home; and who are directly delivering solutions to alleviate hunger and food poverty in London. The Fund is also keen to support projects that encourage volunteering opportunities for people to get involved.

If you are a charity, community group, CIC or social enterprise tackling food waste and/or using fresh food to address food poverty, you can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £20,000. Applications must be received by 11 November 2016 and successful applicants will be notified in February 2017.

You can access the Fund Guidance notes and online application form at: http://www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/food-for-london.aspx

Once you have read the guidance notes, if you still have any questions you can contact The London Community Foundation team on 0207 582 5117 or email applications@londoncf.org.uk.

 

 

An evening of Syrian expression

Hikayetna: Storytelling from Syria

A night of art from Music to poetry and storytelling to present Syrian voices in the UK

Hikayetna is a new art project to tell the stories of Syrians from all over the world. Vivid, moving and first hand stories will be heard.

Through this project we hope to spread Syrians’ thoughts, words, and feelings, especially Syrians living in refugee camps. We aim to make their voice heard by different audiences around the world, who would have never had the chance to hear those stories otherwise.

Tickets only £10

Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:30pm  9:00pm

Canvas Cafe42, Hanbury Street London, England, E1 5JLUnited Kingdom

Book here

Hikayetna’s Vision

All of us share common hopes, fears and feelings We live by dreaming, hoping of a better tomorrow. With the destruction of the shiny side of Syria, we are constantly looking for stories of hope which giving us the optimism. and looking to work together to build our communities.