Justice For Grenfell

Healthwatch are collecting the questions and concerns of those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.

As Healthwatch we have statutory power to hold the NHS and the Local Council to account. By law organisations who plan, run, and regulate health and social care services have to listen to our comments and respond within 20 working days. You can read the statement that we submitted to the local Council and NHS (West London Clinical Commissioning Group) here: Healthwatch CWL Grenfell Statement July 2017

It is the deadline for week one responses 

For more details and ways to get involved please click here

PEACE Project Press Release

The PEACE (People, Ethnicity, Age and Community Engagement) Project, a cross borough partnership between Nubian Life Resource Centre and PLIAS Resettlement funded by The Big Lottery will be launching a Peace Wall as part of an intergenerational project. The intergenerational project has worked with communities from all cultural & faith backgrounds in Brent and Hammersmith and Fulham. The Peace Wall aims to remind, inform, educate and raise awareness about the importance of peace.

For more details please click here

NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG invites you to our Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 12 September 2017. The meeting begins at 5.30pm, but if you arrive at 5pm there is an opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including tea and coffee) and to find out more about what our individual teams, Healthwatch, Sobus, and our small grant project leads are working on at our market place stalls.

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
Time: 5.00pm to 7.30pm
Venue: St Paul’s Church, Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9PJ

The purpose of the AGM is for the CCG, stakeholders, partners and local people to come together and enjoy a lively discussion about the CCG’s key achievements so far, and plans to improve healthcare in Hammersmith and Fulham. We will present our annual report and accounts, which are also available on our website, then take questions from stakeholders, patients and members of the public.

Our achievements include:

  • Full rollout of our successful GP access scheme offering bookable appointments with GPs and practice nurses on weekday evenings and at weekend
  • 24 hour Single Point of Access (SPA) telephone number for patients or carers of patients experiencing a mental health crisis went live
  • Launched Child Health scheme to train GPs to act as local champions for child health and help children get the best start in life


Our future plans
Our vision for health services is to develop personalised, localised, integrated and specialised care for local people and over the last 12 months we have continued to deliver real improvements to local services. We have played a key role in driving forward transformational activity at a local level as well as being a leading player in the agenda set out nationally by Simon Stevens in the Five Year Forward View. At the AGM, you will hear about the progress and the achievements we have made. We will present our annual report and accounts (available on our website). If you have a query to which you would like a formal response, please submit this to hf.ccg@nw.london.nhs.uk up to 48 hours prior to the AGM. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the CCG Governing Body on the evening

RSVP
In order to cater for the event, we would be grateful if you could indicate whether you are able to attend. Please respond by following this link to our Eventbrite page.

Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation Branding competition

Help us decide on the brand which we take forward as our first!

The options are attached and you can vote in two ways:

  1. Head to our Facebook page and make your selection  – Click Here to go straight to the poll
  2. Email your selection to logo@yhff.org.uk

We’ve been inundated with response and the servers at YHFF Towers (my laptop) is struggling to cope but please do keep (start) those votes coming in!!

Job Vacancy: Domestic Violence: Office Manager

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) coordinates the ground breaking coordinated community response to domestic violence and abuse in London. We are looking for an Office Manager to organise and coordinate administration duties and office procedures.

This is a key role within a dynamic team and would suit a proactive and motivated team player. We are looking for an Office Manager to organise and carry out administration duties and office procedures. Ideally you will have previous experience working in a similar role with good inter-personal skills and excellent IT skills (knowledge of MS Office and Outlook is essential). You will be required to support managers and project coordinators administratively in their duties, ensuring the smooth running of the office.

Salary:  £23,000pa/ Pro rata for part time hours (Including London weighting)
Hours: Flexible 25 – 35 hours per week
Closing date for completed applications: 9:00am Tuesday,19th September 2017.
Interview dates:  During the week commencing 25th September 2017

To apply download the application pack from our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk. For more information, contact  admin@standingtogether.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improved GP Service H&F

Local GPs are reminding residents in Hammersmith & Fulham that it is easier to make a GP appointment at a time that suits them, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

In addition to existing GP services, GPs and nurses can now offer patients appointments from 6pm-9pm, Monday to Friday and from 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday.

For more information please click here

Job Vacancies

Health and Social Care are never far from the news and it’s an area that impacts on most of us. Joining Healthwatch Central West London will give you the opportunity to work as part of a skilled and expert team making the voice of the consumer heard. Healthwatch uses evidence from local communities to shape or challenge how the provision of health and social care, is planned and delivered, across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It’s a busy time in these boroughs with the chance to make a difference.

  1. Programme Manager- 40k salary, full time. The application deadline is 9:00am on 11th September
    For job description and more information on this role please click here

  2. Engagement Coordinator RBKC- 30k salary, full time. The application deadline is 9:00am on 11th September
    For job description and more information on this role please click here
  3. Volunteer and Engagement Officer- 26k salary, full time. The application deadline is 9:00am on 11th September
    For job description and more information on this role please click here

To register your interest, please submit your CV (via CharityJob website – links above) and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description. This should be no longer than two sides of A4. The full Job Description is available to download.

See behind-the-scenes at LAMDA!

LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) offers exceptional training to actors, directors, technicians and stage managers. The Academy has recently completed a £28.2 million redevelopment of their drama school campus on Talgarth Road. Join them on Sunday 17 September from 10am to 5pm as they open their doors to their neighbours and the local community as part of Open House 2017.

  • Explore the newly-built centre for drama training, including rehearsal studios and the two new theatres: The Sainsbury Theatre and The Carne Studio Theatre
  • Learn about what it’s like to train at the UK’s oldest drama school
  • Discover LAMDA Examinations and the range of communication and performance qualifications
  • Free special activities on the day include stage combat and screen acting demonstrations
  • Storytelling and prop-making will be on offer for younger visitors
  • Book tickets to upcoming performances with a special Community Day discount
  • A delicious range of teas, coffees, drinks, sweet treats and snacks will be available to purchase

Admission is free and all are welcome!

Fulham Men’s Shed, Anyone?

Would you be interested in setting up/or being part of a local men’s shed?

Fulham Good Neighbours would be happy to become a host and support organisation to a group of local men (and women) who might be interested in coming together to create a meeting place, where ‘Shedders’ can engage in wood work or other activity, or simply in putting the world to rights over a cup of tea.

Tuesday, 26th September 2017 at 6PM

For more information click here

Job Vacancy: Philantropy Manager

Salary £33,000-36,000 p.a

Closing date: midday on Monday 11th September

Interviews during the week of 18th September

Click here for more info on this job vacancy

Please send CV and personal statement to: recruitment@helpcounsellingcentre.com

or by mail to: Board of Trustees, Help Counselling, 57 Portobello Road, London W11 3DB