Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (H&F CCG) has commissioned Sobus to manage a Health and Wellbeing grants programme for voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver projects in Hammersmith and Fulham.
The funding will be for 12 months and the success of this programme will be evaluated during the course of 2017/18 in order to determine whether it should continue in 2018/19.

Deadline for application – 10:00am, Monday 8th May 2017

Please find Application Guidance and Application form below-

Application Guidance
Application Form

For further information click here 

In November the NHS in North West London was awarded national funding to continue improving maternity services in-line with new national maternity guidelines.
Before we start investing and improving services over the next two years, we want to hear from women who have recently used maternity services. To do this, we have today launched a  new online engagement site encouraging mothers-to-be and new mums to share their experiences of maternity care in North West London.
The attached press release has been issued and we would be grateful if you can share this engagement site link through your networks, so we can reach as many mums as possible.

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The NHS in North West London was awarded national funding following work that has already taken place to improve maternity services across our eight boroughs.
In 2015, improvements were made providing all women with better access to senior doctors, a better environment to give birth in and more time with midwives whose numbers have increased since the changes were made. These improvements have made sure that North West London is already delivering many of the standards set out in the new National Maternity Guidelines ‘Better Births’, and with the help of national funding we can make sure we have better continuity of care during all stages of pregnancy, birth and support for mother and baby.

You may also wish to read the recent Healthwatch Hillingdon maternity review.

Press release

Sobus will soon be opening a second, larger site in Kensington and Chelsea on Freston Road. Freston Road Hub is a modern shared office space for enterprises, charities and social business offering over 40 workspaces and with 4 high quality meeting and training rooms, gallery space and mailing services. Watch this space for our opening date!

For more details click here. For enquiries, please email info@sobus.org.uk.

There is funding available for distance learning, including the new Challenging Behaviour course. Please look at our flyer attached or visit www.wefindanylearner.co.uk. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

For more information, please call 01226 958 888 / 07403 765 278 or email nick@wefindanylearner.co.uk. Alternatively, you can fill an online enquiry form or download a booking form.

To help raise awareness of a digital engagement insight survey that is being launched by NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and NHS Healthy London Partnerships.

The CCG’s commission healthcare across the following Boroughs:

  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Harrow
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

The purpose of the survey is to help NWL CCGs and health and care partners understand, plan and deliver better digital health services to our communities.
Key areas of insight will include:

  • The online health services people value most, what would motivate them to use them, and what tools and services are most beneficial to which population groups;
  • What populations want from digital services;
  • How different population groups would like to interact with digital services; and
  • How best we can create and sustain demand through understanding the behavior of different population groups.

We very much need your help in gathering this invaluable information from you and your networks. Please direct them to our survey at http://www.research.net/r/NWLdigital


In a political world where leaks are routine, Theresa May’s announcement of an election campaign seems to have caught everyone by surprise. Charities will not have made detailed plans for an election, so it’s worth thinking about what we should be doing to make sure we’re part of the debate.

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Please see posters for some inspiring and engaging activities related to online banking that Open Age is running at the Second Half Centre, St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London W10 (nearest tube: Ladbrooke Grove). The activities will take place on Thursday 27 April.  Please encourage your users to come along!

Please find the new activity programme for Hammersmith & Fulham for the spring term-

Hammersmith & Fulham Activity Programme April – June 2017
Debate with Santander Bank
Drama Workshop
Tea, cake & a chat…


Female* Housing IDVA
Contract: Fixed term contract until March 2018
Salary: £28,191 inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week
Work location: Based at Hammersmith & Fulham Housing and the ADVANCE Hammersmith office

Closing date: 5th May at 12pm
Interviews: 10th & 12th of May

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A Hammersmith and Fulham care provider has launched its first Community Grant scheme and is making available £250 to a community group or initiative that works with older people within LBHF. The group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds. Bluebird Care is a local provider of care in the home and Nathan Hartley is coordinating the scheme on their behalf. He says: The Community Grant will also come with support and advice. We want to work with a local project that gives older people an opportunity to try something new and that will add benefit to their lives.  Examples of the type of projects we are looking for could include gardening, leisure, recreational or musical activities.”

For more details, and to receive an application form, email hartleypr@hotmail.co.uk



Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust is offering to run free talking therapy workshops based on cognitive behaviour therapy to interested organisations. We can run these workshops on your premises. Topics covered include ways to manage stress and worry, living with long term health conditions, improving unhelpful thinking habits and much more. If you are interested, or want to know more information, please contact CNWL Talking Therapies Westminster: 030 3333 0000 / westminster.iapt@nhs.net