Questionnaire on Plans for Local NHS Health & Social Care Services

As part of our Info and Engagment day for Kensington & Chelsea, Healthwatch Central West London wants to hear your views on the new plans for NHS health and social care services. This questionnaire is open to anyone living in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, or Westminster, and we would appreciate if you shared it with friends, family and colleagues. To take part click here.

Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation Secures Charitable Status

What happens next? Now the work really begins. Currently the Board of Trustees are engaged in recruiting the CEO. Funding has been secured from John Lyon’s Charity and Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council and further applications are in progress. The Board of Trustees are elected for a limited period of six months with the view to creating a strategic and diverse body that will be fully representative and able to drive the Foundation forward. Already there has been significant interest from across the borough for people to become involved, so watch this space. If you are interested then contact Nigel Jacques at Sobus.

For further information click here.

Free Cholesterol Workshop for Men: Stay Heart Healthy

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Come and join a free workshop for men to learn all about cholesterol and how to make healthy dietary choices that work best for you!

When: Sat 4 March 2017, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 224 Acklam Road, W10 5YG

For more information and to register for this activity please contact Davendra on 020 8969 6300 / 07535 256 047 or email davendra@dalgarnotrust.org.uk

Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) Research Study

Do you have dementia or provide support to someone who does?

Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) is a research study involving people with dementia, and the people who support them (a supporter could be a family member, friend or neighbour). They are looking at the possible benefits of a programme of occupational therapy for people who have been diagnosed with dementia and those who regularly support them.

Find out more and how you can be involved here

Find Out More About Diabetes

If you have diabetes and want more information, or simply want to share your experiences with those in a similar situation, you can attend two different groups in Hammersmith and Fulham, which are affiliated with Diabetes UK and sponsored by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Hammersmith Group: White City Community Centre, India Way (Off Australia Road) W12 7QT

Fulham Group: NHS Walk-In Centre, Parsons Green SW6 4UL

Find out times and more information here

Free Online Nutrition Course

Carers UK has teamed up with Nutricia to develop an e-learning course which aims to help carers understand the role of nutrition both for yourselves and for the person you’re looking after. Topics covered include:

  • what is good nutrition
  • our nutritional needs throughout life
  • identifying and managing a nutritional gap in the person you care for
  • ensuring you as a carer are meeting your nutritional needs

You can access the free course here

Free for Carer’s: Drawing & Mindfulness at the National Gallery

There are a limited number of free places available for carers to enjoy a relaxed talk followed by some drawing and a mindfulness session in front of a painting at the National Gallery! No artistic skills are required for you to take part and enjoy this session.

When: Thursday 30 March 2017, 11am – 1:30pm
Where: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN

If you would like to register for this opportunity, please email mark.bradford@carers-network.org.uk or call 020 8960 3033 as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.

Fundraising Marathons for Carer’s Network

Find out why Mike is running the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April to raise funds for the local charity, Carers Network and support his campaign if you can here.

There are a limited number of places available in this October’s iconic Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 8 October.
If you would like to apply for a place to run as part of Team CN and help raise funds to support even more local unpaid carers, please email mark.bradford@carers-network.org.uk or call 020 8960 3033 to request an application form.

National Demonstration: Save Our Hospitals

Join the national demonstration against cuts and privatisation called by Health Campaigns Together.

March to Parliament on Saturday 4th March. Assemble at 11am at Lyric Square or 12pm at Tavistock Square. For further information click here.

H&F Disabled Residents Survey

Earlier this year, Hammersmith & Fulham Council set up a Disabled People’s Commission to look at how to make life easier for disabled people living and working in the borough. The Commission is made up of local disabled people from across the borough.

We want to know about your experiences as a disabled person of local services and support and have put together a survey called ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ , which may be viewed here. For help with completing the survey contact Kevin Caulfield (Policy Officer to Disabled People’s Commission) at Kevin.Caulfield@lbhf.gov.uk or call 07789 095049. Closes 20th Mar 2017.