Central West London Vision Newsletter – Christmas Edition 2017

Welcome to the special December edition of the Central West London Vision Newsletter. We have filled it with health advice, festive activities and supportive events.

We encourage you to share this with your contacts, clients and members.

If you know somebody who would like to receive the information directly you can get in touch with Autumn Lynch on 07972 463683.

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Trustee Appointment: The Hilden Charitable Fund

Trustee Appointment: The Hilden Charitable Fund

The Hilden Charitable Fund wants to recruit a new Trustee with experience of service delivery, funding, and policy relating to homelessness and refugees.

 

If you are interested in joining our Board this information pack gives details of the role and the person we are looking for.

Board meetings take place in London at the Hilden office.

Applicants should complete an Application Statement and send it with their CV by post or email to: Rodney Hedley at The Hilden Charitable Fund, 34 North End Road, London W14 0SH. hildencharity@hotmail.com  tel. 0207 603 1525

Click here to see full description and application pack

The deadline for applications is:  January 6th 2017.

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Riverside Studios Survey

The new Riverside Studios opens in 2018. We would like to hear your views to help shape access for all.

Following a three-and-a-half-year redevelopment, Riverside is due to reopen on its original site next to Hammersmith Bridge in Spring 2018.  Housing three state-of-the-art studios, a 200 seat cinema, a 50 seat screening room, rehearsal room, community events space and restaurants and bars looking out onto the river, Riverside Studios will be a major new centre for performance which builds on its heritage while looking to the future of live and digital arts.

Recently, Riverside Studios received first stage funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a brand new in-house archive facility which will enable access to an array of materials and stories that have never been seen or heard before. There will also be an exciting programme of heritage-related activities on offer that will add a new dimension to Riverside Studios, reaching out to audiences of all ages.

As part of this exciting project we are seeking your input. This survey is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and have your say. Whether you live in or near the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, already know and love Riverside Studios, or have never been but have an interest in the arts, or cultural and heritage activities, your voice is important to us.

Please complete our short survey here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Communitygroups/ You can also opt in to our prize draw to win £50 worth of high street vouchers.

Thank you for taking the time to contribute. We look forward to drawing inspiration from the information you provide.

To find out more, visit www.riversidestudios.co.uk

Head of Philanthropy Vacancy

Job Title: Head of Philanthropy, West London Zone
Responsible to: Nigel Ball, Chief Development Officer, West London Zone
Conditions of Service: There is the option for this role to be full- or part-time
Salary: Competitive salary for the right candidate, 25 days annual leave per annum (plus 3 days between Christmas and New Year) pro rata, plus Public Holidays
Regular working hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, some flexibility possible

Applications Due: Cover letter and CV before midnight Sunday 4th December 2016
Interviews
First round: Monday 12th December 2016
Second round: Friday 16th December 2016
Start Date: As soon as possible thereafter
Location: West London Zone, 187A Freston Road, London, W10 6TH

To apply for this role, please send the following to recruitment@westlondonzone.org, before the above deadline:
• A cover letter stating your interest in the role, evidence of how you meet the key competencies and experience required, and how you heard about the vacancy
• Your CV

For further information please click on the link: http://westlondonzone.org/careers/

Development Officer Vacancy

Job Title: Development Officer, West London Zone
Responsible to: Nigel Ball, Chief Development Officer, West London Zone
Conditions of Service: Full-time
Salary: £25-£28,000 depending on experience, 25 days annual leave per annum (plus 3 days between Christmas and New Year) pro rata, plus Public Holidays
Regular working hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm, some flexibility possible
Applications Due: Cover letter and CV before midnight Sunday 4th December 2016
Interviews – First round: Monday 12th December 2016
Second round: Friday 16th December 2016
Start Date: As soon as possible thereafter
Location: West London Zone, 187A Freston Road, London, W10 6TH

To apply for this role, please send the following to recruitment@westlondonzone.org, before the above deadline:
• A cover letter stating your interest in the role, evidence of how you meet the key competencies and experience required, and how you heard about the vacancy
• Your CV

For further information and to apply please click on the link to the website: http://westlondonzone.org/careers/

Advance job Vacancy

Female* Young Persons IDVA
Contract: Permanent
Salary: NJC scale 29-31 £28,191 – 29,838 per annum inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms
Work Location: Based in Advance office in Hammersmith and other community locations

Closing date: 12pm on Wednesday, 30th November Interview date: 5th – 7th December

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the 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).
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.

For more information and to apply please download the application form and Job Description from the website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@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

ADVANCE is seeking a new Treasurer

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of women and children?
Do you have accounting abilities and the ability to brief others on the financial picture leading to strong and effective financial governance of a medium sized charity?

This is a voluntary, unpaid appointment although reasonable travel expenses will be paid.
Closing date for applications: not specified
Interviews: date to be confirmed

To find out more and to apply: please download the information pack and application form from the website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/

Completed applications should be emailed to: althea.k@advancecharity.org.uk
For an informal discussion about the work of ADVANCE please contact the CEO, Anna Smith: anna.s@advancecharity.org.uk

 

Job Vacancy with Advance

Female* Evaluation & Engagement Officer
Contract: Permanent
Salary: NJC scale 29-31 £28,191 – 29,838 per annum pro rata inc. London Weighting
Working Hours: 21 hours per week according to contract terms
Work Location: Based in Advance office in Hammersmith

Closing date: 12pm on Thursday 8th December. Interview date: week commencing 12th December

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the 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).
Benefits include 30 days holiday pro rata and a non-contributory pension scheme.

For further information and to apply please download the application form and Job Description from the website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@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

WINTER COLD: NOTHING TO BE SNEEZED AT

What to do at the first signs of illness

With more than 200 common cold viruses and three types of flu virus floating around, winter bugs can be hard to avoid. If you tackle it early on you can avoid developing any longer lasting, debilitating symptoms and avoid a trip to the GP or A&E.

The main early signs of winter cold and flu bugs are:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Blocked nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • A slight temperature

The best way to get the right care fastest is to visit your local pharmacy, where you can get advice on how to manage your symptoms and buy over-the-counter medicine. You do not need to see a GP unless you experience more serious symptoms as well.

Top tip: If you keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet ready in your home, then you will avoid being left unprepared if you find yourself with these symptoms at an inconvenient time, such as the middle of the night or early in the morning right before the school run.

Cold and flu medicines are the top sellers in winter at pharmacists. Many combine painkillers with decongestants, which can help to manage your illness.

Along with the right medicines, the best way to tackle illness head on is to:

  • Rest
  • Eat well
  • Avoid stress
  • Keep hydrated
Top tip:If you have a fever and pain, you may need extra fluids. You could also take paracetamol to help ease discomfort.

Children can be treated using some over-the-counter painkillers to help bring down a fever and ease pain. Both paracetamol and ibuprofen are available as a liquid, and can be given from the age of three months. Always check with your doctor if you aren’t sure which treatments you can give your child.

When to see a doctor

Whilst most bugs will run their course without leaving any real harm, there are certain cases when you or your child should see a GP. These include:

  • If you or your child have a chronic condition e.g. asthma or diabetes
  • If you have a very high temperature and feel ill e.g. severe headache or abdominal pain
  • If your child is vomiting but does not have diarrhoea
  • If your child stops drinking and is unusually lethargic

 

Dr Tim Spicer Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham CCG said: “Most winter bugs will come and go within a few days, and can be easily treated within the comfort of your home. Be sure to stock up your medicine cabinet well so that if you do find yourself becoming unwell you can deal with it effectively and avoid unnecessary stress.

“Children tend to get a lot of colds because the body takes time to build up immunity, so make sure you know how to manage them from the early stages. If something doesn’t seem right and you do feel a professional opinion is needed then call 111 or, if you’re really worried, make an appointment to see a GP.”