Every health and care system in England has been tasked with implementing a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). STPs will become the single application and approval process for accessing NHS transformation funding, with the best plans receiving funding allocations first. Getting the approach right to local plans is key to making the vision a reality, ensuring changes drive better health outcomes, better patient care and sustainable transformation in service delivery. Our interactive and engaging conference Making STPs a Reality: Action to Deliver Better Care will support care providers, commissioners and local councils improve health and care in their area.

This conference will support care providers, commissioners and local councils improve health and care in their area. Our conference agenda has been designed to not help organisations drive better quality and more sustainable health care services but understand how to collaborate to deliver improved population health and wellbeing.

October 24th, 2017 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Royal Garden Hotel, London

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We are conducting a survey for Equalities and  Health Inequalities Impact Assessment of Choosing Wisely – Reducing prescribing of medicines and products that can be purchased without a prescription in NW London CCG and repeat prescription process.

You can answer as many questions as you wish but please do go to the end and press done to submit your response.


Experienced Couple and Family counsellors.
Relate London SW is seeking experienced counsellors to work with couples and/or families at various locations across SW London.
Experienced candidates can begin working for Relate without additional training if their qualifications meet the Relate Assessment of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) requirements. #
Applicants will received further information about our APEL scheme.

Salary: £14.70ph daytime rate and £18.92 evening/Saturday rate.
To apply please request an application pack from: Donna Clarke, Service Manager, Relate London SW, donnae@relatelondonsw.org or call 01302 380932.
Closing date: Initially 14 July 2017 (may be extended).

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Healthwatch Central West London Statement:

The quality of public services available equally to all citizens should be one of the key factors against which we judge how our society is functioning.
How then do we see life in central and west London in the aftermath of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower?
The shock continues to be felt by the community, and is now joined by a deep sense of injustice, sadness, and perhaps even shame that this could and should have been avoided.
The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has sadly demonstrated that voices from the local community regarding the provision of service are not always heard or acted upon.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to provide information on where to find help, support the network of community groups we work with, ask questions, and gather people’s experiences of health and social care through this difficult time.
The role of Healthwatch is to champion the community voice in health and social care, and to support those communities to challenge, influence, and change how health and social care is provided.
Grenfell Tower shows the importance of not only listening to people’s experiences, but also acting on what they say, and as Healthwatch we are determined to play our part in making sure that the public’s experiences of health and social care are voiced and heard.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all of those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.’

Information and Advice: Mind Kensington & Chelsea has put together information on where to find emotional support for if you have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. This includes community support, listening services, and useful tools to manage your mental wellbeing. You can view and print their leaflet by using the link.

If you are concerned about your mental health, NHS England has produced a trauma leaflet to help support your wellbeing following the tragedy. We have also put together an easy read version of the leaflets for the NHS. Please click here

Hi, I am a London based actor. I have written a One Man play about the life of Martin Luther King Jnr.

About the production:
Throughout the performance a slide-show projects still images onto a screen. The images are of people and places mentioned in the play such as Rose Parks, Martin’s parents etc. There will be pre & post show music. The play runs for 55 minutes.
Dream of a King will be on tour across the UK from September 2017. If you would like to book Dream of a King please contact me by email: tajahchristopher7@yahoo.co.uk or call me on mobile: 07960542487

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Join us for our upcoming seminar as we focus solely on the latest developments in the social housing sector. 

Our expert housing solicitors, Graham French and Caroline Brosnan, will look at the key changes in housing legislation and judicial decisions in the last 12 months. One of our charity solicitors, James McCallum, will reflect on how other legal changes may require adjustments in policy and process. 

This seminar will provide tips for best practice in possession claims as well as;

  • when article 8 applies to housing associations in housing cases
  • suspended possession orders post Cardiff v Lee
  • discrimination and Almshouses
  • Right to Rent requirements and penalties
  • challenge or opportunity – new rent models and the extended Right to Buy
  • the duties of the directors of charitable housing associations with respect to property dealings
  • impact of recent regulatory and legal change on governance and risk management

Register here

Bishop Creighton House, a charity on Lillie Road, Fulham has two offices to let.

Large office: £10,400 pa
400 square feet, £26 per sq. ft. pa, can accommodate seven/eight people.

Small office: £2,444 pa
94 square feet, £26 per sq. ft. pa, can accommodate one/two people. 

Both offices: inclusive of utility costs, exclusive of business rates, one month’s deposit required.
Contact Anthony Francis, Centre Co-ordinator, 020 7385 9689, afrancis@creightonhouse.org  

From Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, One Westminster and Sobus

 Dear Colleagues,
We are writing today to let everyone know about the plans we have as a voluntary sector, to play our part in supporting those affected by the dreadful fire at Grenfell Tower.

We are pulling together a Directory of Voluntary Sector Services available to the community in the short, medium and long-term.  The directory will provide family link workers, social workers, the British Red Cross, statutory partners and other voluntary organisations with vital information on local services available. The directory will provide vital information on local services available to support the victims, their family and friends or the wider community affected by the fire.

Please complete the survey form by clicking here providing information as to who you are and what services you can provide, where and to whom.  The first draft of the directory will be pulled together as quickly as possible to support front-line staff with vital information.  The survey is focussing on organisations that can confirm they have current capacity or will have capacity in the future.

The three organisations above will determine which information is included in the directory to ensure consistency and safety.  We will assume that all those who respond to the survey will have all the main policies and procedures in place so that families and individuals can be directed for support to safe and secure organisations.

Over time the directory will be updated and refined, but the immediate task is to provide people with useful information so that as many as possible can be supported to access vital voluntary and community services.

The role of the local voluntary sector and volunteers over the past week has been extraordinary.  The need for support will be on-going and may last many years.

Thank you for your help in providing this much-needed information.  In view of the urgency, please complete the questionnaire by 28th June 2017.

All volunteer involving organisations are invited to our quarterly Volunteer Organisers Forum

Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Refreshments at 9.45am for a 10am start
Venue:  Dawes Road Hub, 20 Dawes Road, London, SW6 7EN

1. Introductions
2. Linda Thomas from Public Health talks about the Community Champions projects in Hammersmith and Fulham
3. Alex Hill talks about recruiting and manage volunteers at Barons Court Project and how success in involving volunteers in a variety of roles, has enabled service expansion.
4. Gabriella Notarianni Costa from the Austin Forum talks about her experiences of managing a volunteer led ESOL programme.
5. AOB

Open Forum Events would like to invite you to our National Mental Health: Making Forward Plans a Reality conference. This will be our sixth in the series of successful mental health events that we have organised. Our brand new conference has been designed to give all delegates an invaluable update on the road map to improved mental health care, with real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care.

On the day you will hear from our guest speak Frank Bruno MBE. In 2003 Frank Bruno was sectioned for the first time and diagnosed as having Bipolar disorder. His well documented illness put Frank in the public eye and he has used this media attention to help with the stigma attached to mental health and to help raise the standards of care given to those living with mental health issues.

To book your place and for more information please click here