H&F Civic Honours – Your chance to say thank you!

There’s a lot to be proud of in Hammersmith & Fulham and it’s all thanks to our fantastic community. That’s why we’ve launched the H&F Civic Honours: for contribution to civic life – giving you the chance to celebrate those who make you love to live in H&F.

To nominate someone, just fill out this short form.

“I’ve lived in the borough for most of my life, and our committed, compassionate community makes me proud to call Hammersmith & Fulham home,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of H&F Council.

“These awards are our chance to say thank you to those people who make a difference – so get in touch and tell us who you are proud of.”

International Day of Disabled People 2017!

HAFCAC, Action on Disability and Safety Net People First

Invite you to

Join us to celebrate
When:            Sunday, 3rd December 2017
What time: 3.30pm – 6.00pm
Where: Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, Hammersmith, W6 0QL

Places limited – book your place now!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-day-of-disabled-people-2017-disabled-people-and-democracy-tickets-39521160856

Or phone Julia Watkins at Action on Disability – tel. 020 3080 0393

Accessible venue. BSL interpreters and speech-to-text typist present.

Supported by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Lyric Hammersmith

Advance Jobs

Female* Fundraising Manager   Closing date: 5pm on Friday the 27th November 2017
For more information please click here

Female* Health IDVA- Brent   Closing date: 10am on 17th  November 2017
For more information please click here

Female* Team Manager – Brent    Closing date: 10am on  17th November 2017
For more information please click here

Heavily Subsidised Small Charity Training in London

With support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the FSI is delivering a heavily subsidised three day training event in London on November 21-23 offering small and local charities and community groups full & half day courses and workshops on key fundraising & governance skills. A sampling of training courses include Gift Aid: Tricky Issues & Tips to Boost Take Up, Financial Planning & Management, Annual Appeals & Regular Giving, Demonstrating Your Impact and a variety of workshops. We also have standalone training days in London on November 30 and December 13, as well as workshops on December 7 and 8.

Places fill up fast, so book your place today to access this fantastic training opportunity:
Nov 21-23: https://goo.gl/V3CL32
Nov 30: https://goo.gl/oDyfyq
Dec 7: https://goo.gl/AgyvXV
Dec 8: https://goo.gl/CrfScK
Dec 13: https://goo.gl/XzyRur

Dinner & a workshop on GP services

We are looking for your help. Have you had experience of any of the following in your own GP surgery or in a GP surgery near you:
•    Electrocardiogram (ECG)*?
•    Warfarin monitoring?
•    24 hour blood pressure?
•    Dressings of wounds?
•    Lung test (spirometry)**?
•    Pessary fitting or removal***?

Your CCG is looking to ensure that local residents’ views help to form any new ways of working in GP surgeries in Hammersmith and Fulham, both involving the services above and more widely. For example, you might want more GP support in doing more exercise, eating more healthily, or drinking less alcohol. Or you might want to see GPs work with you or people you love to stay well and out of hospital.

You don’t need to be an expert on NHS health services – you just need to come prepared to share your ideas with us!

Where: St Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9PJ
When: 30 November, 6pm – 8pm

Dinner and other refreshments will be provided. 

Please tell us if you are going to attend, as there are limited spaces at this workshop.

To RSVP or find out more, contact Hannah Hanfy: 020 3350 4559,  hf.ccg@nw.london.nhs.uk

Making your community project ideas come alive on the H&F Hive

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has set up the H&F Hive to help local groups and individuals raise funds for community projects. It’s part of crowdfunding platform, Spacehive. In addition to raising money from friends and neighbours, projects can make a pitch for a share of the £200,000 which H&F Council has made available to support great initiatives. The H&F Hive opens up opportunities to anyone in the borough who has an idea that could make a real difference to the local community.

Projects must fit into one of six categories:

  • Sport and play
  • Parks and gardens
  • Art and culture
  • Buildings
  • Food and farming
  • Streets and infrastructure.

If you have ideas for a community garden, an art project with local children, a community café in the disused hut in the local park, an outing for elderly residents, or bringing people from different cultures or age groups together through poetry or sport, take a look at the H&F Hive to see how you could make it happen.

If you want to talk through your idea first, contact Cat Priddey, Community Engagement Officer at H&F Council. Tel: 020 8753 1770, email: cat.priddey@lbf.gov.uk

Vision Care for Homeless People

Vision Care for Homeless People is holding a Dinner on 23rd November at the Lansdowne Club and your colleagues may wish to attend.

For those who are yet to hear about Vision Care for Homeless People, we run opticians clinics for homeless people in London (3 clinics), Brighton, Birmingham Manchester, Exeter and Leeds. Using optometrists, dispensing opticians and eye care assistants, most of them volunteers, we provide glasses free of charge to 1,800 homeless people each year. Of those, only a third are eligible for NHS funding, so we make up the difference by using volunteers, through gifts in kind and with charity fundraising.

Homeless people are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to obtaining sight tests, glasses and eye care. They suffer a higher level of eye problems than the general population. They also find high street opticians difficult to access and are prone to losing or breaking their glasses.

We are proud of what we do but are keen to do more because our research suggests that nearly 20,000 homeless people are in need of glasses each year. We want to reach more homeless people, so have embarked on an ambitious expansion programme – we have launched two new clinics so far this year.

We are holding a Dinner in support of the charity at the Lansdowne Club, on Thursday 23 November. Guests will hear from our founder about why the charity’s work is so vitally important and get a preview of our exciting plans for the future.

Enjoy a fine three course dinner with wine, friends and colleagues and the opportunity to make new ones in a relaxed setting with live music.

Tickets are priced at £50. Tickets can be booked here until 7th November.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to book a table please email harry.todd@vchp.org.uk or 02032864186.