National Park City Festival: Community Activity Grants Are Open!

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Applications are now open for National Park City Festival community activity grants.

The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation, other partners, and Londoners to make London the world’s first National Park City this year. We’ll be marking this moment with the National Park City Festival in July. Now we’d like you to help make it happen.

The festival runs from 20-28 July and will celebrate London’s great outdoor spaces. There’ll be fun activities from culture and health and fitness to wildlife, the environment and more. We will also encourage Londoners to discover new spaces and find fresh ways to get in touch with nature. We want to give all Londoners, community groups and businesses the opportunity to take part. With your help, we can make our city greener, healthier and wilder.

The Mayor is offering community activity grants of £200-2000 to support organisations that want to hold festival activities in their local area. We particularly want to reach out to broader networks and attract audiences who traditionally under-use outdoor space.

Applications are open now with the deadline of 5pm on Friday 15 March. All activities must take place during the National Park City Festival in July.

We would love to hear your fantastic ideas for festival activities from sing-a-long trails and wildlife-hotel building workshops, to park parkour and canal paddle boarding. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.london.gov.uk/national-park-city-festival-grants. Please also feel free to share with any relevant organisations who may be interested in taking part.

If you don’t need grant funding for your activity, you can still add it to the event listings and programme. We’ll be posting more details soon.

Elane Heffernan, New Development Worker at HAFCAC introduces herself and her work

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I am writing to introduce myself as the development worker at Hammersmith & Fulham Coalition against Cuts.  HAFCAC is a social model group—we are made up of Deaf and disabled people. Non-disabled people can get involved as supporters.   We believe that what disables us is not our impairments or health condition, but the way that society does not make adjustments to include us.

My role here is to build on the success HAFCAC has had in fighting to defend services and extend participation of disabled people in local decision making I have lived experience of disability. HAFCAC was at the forefront of the fight to end charging for home care services has been most recently been working to chair the Disabled People’s Commission. This resulted in new ways of the local authority working with disabled people to plan, organise and deliver services—this is called CoProduction.

Because of the lack of services and support for our impairments and the way that everything from electoral registration, to local meetings and consultation by the council and public bodies have traditionally worked disabled people have been excluded from politics and from local decision making.  CoProduction is a big step forward. It is based on the social model of disability—that nothing about us can be decided without us

My work will be to get more disabled people involved in fighting for our rights and speaking up about what we need.

This will involve

  • Running a campaign about voting and lobbying the council to make sure that we get the adjustments to current voting information and practice that we need.
  • Getting disabled people to join HAFCAC and get involved in running the organisation or in campaigning. It can seem hard to get involved but we will be training disabled people who live or work in Hammersmith and Fulham in how to do this. It will be empowering to work with other Deaf and disabled people and there is fun to be had.
  • Training disabled people in how democracy works and how local services work so that they can be confident in checking on if the local council is delivering CoProduction and services in the way they promised
  • Organising with other Disabled Peoples Organisations to meet up and make our voices stronger.

Please get involved. It is free for Disabled People to join as a full member.
Ring me on 020 8960 8888 ext. 21
Email me: Development@hafcac.org.uk

New Editions of Carers Network’s Newsletters

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The new editions of Carers Network’s February – April 2019 newsletters are out now.

  • Download the Westminster edition here
  • Download the Hammersmith and Fulham edition here
  • Download the Kensington & Chelsea email here

We hope you find the newsletter an interesting and enjoyable read.

Mark Bradford
Communications Officer
020-8960-3033
www.carers-network.org.uk

Fundraising Consultant – Opportunity with Family Friends

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LOCAL CHARITY SEEKS GRANT-MAKING TRUST FUNDRAISER

Family Friends is an award-winning charity in North Kensington which supports local disadvantaged families.

We are seeking a fundraiser with two years’ experience to help raise funds from trusts and statutory sources. This is a great opportunity to build fundraising experience and help the local community.

Candidates need to have excellent written and spoken English and be numerate. The consultancy role is for one day per week.

For more information email info@familyfriends.uk.com or call 020
8960 9099.

Deadline Thursday 28th February 2019

Family Friends
73 St Charles Square
London W10 6EJ

Tel: 020 8960 9099
www.familyfriends.uk.com

Registered Office: 73 St Charles Square, London W10 6EJ
Registered Charity number:   1028214
Company limited by guarantee registered number:  2863464

Advance Job Opportunities

Advance LogoAdvance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable. We have expanded our services significantly over the past 2 years, with annual income to over £3m and 75 staff, reaching over 3000 women and their children.

Current Opportunities

  • HR Officer  – Closing Date : 27th February 2019
    Click Here for the link to the Job Advert and information
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker – Closing Date : 25th February 2019
    Click Here for the link to the Job Advert and information
  • Duty IDVA x 2 – Closing Date : 25th February 2019
    Click Here for the link to the Job Advert and information

Closing date for the above positions: as listed above

Click Here to go to the Advance Job website and to download the application form and Job Description for the above and other current roles.

Triborough Palliative care review – feedback deadline 13 February

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The survey for the palliative care review is still open and we’re keen to gather as much feedback as possible from people who have had an experience of these services across Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster.

Update on the review
Thank you to those who I have met already to inform this review. Since the review opened I have met with a number of groups of professionals and talked to over 40 people individually ranging from specialist level providers in both acute and community and inpatient settings, community nurses, GP’s, local authorities, CCG’s and Continuing Health Care teams, key national organisations and other experts in the field.

I have also met a number of patients at local Patient Reference Groups, Healthwatch meetings and am in the process of going into hospices to meet with patient and carer groups. More of these events and a dedicated focus group organised by the BME forum are still to come.

We would welcome any further opportunities to speak directly to patients about their experience of palliative care as part of this call to evidence. If you know of any opportunities to do so, we are keen to hear from you, please do get in contact.

Complete the survey
The survey can be completed in less than 5 minutes, for patients, carers and relatives it can be accessed here http://bit.ly/palliative-care-views. For staff and other interested parties including providers and key stakeholders it can be accessed here http://bit.ly/palliativecare-services . Alternative formats continue to be available on our website. Please continue to help to share this widely, the deadline of 13 February 2019 is approaching.

Click the links below for the relevant poster
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Penny Lansford
Independent Chair, Palliative care review
NHS North West London Collaboration of CCGs
web: www.healthiernorthwestlondon.nhs.uk
twitter: @HealthierNWL

Conversation Club, Computer Skills and more – Refugee Council

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The Refugee Council are running sessions for adult refugees who’s second language is English. We are currently running an outreach class in the Clem Atlee community hall in Fulham (click Here for a map) for adult refugees to come and practice their English and make friends.

 

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Help shape the future of North End Road – give your views in H&F Council’s online survey

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Hammersmith & Fulham Council is investing in a community-led redesign of North End Road in Fulham – and would love to know what you think.

Since 2014, the council has been working hard with businesses, traders and residents to improve North End Road as a thriving retail and food destination.

And now it is ready to move to the next stage.

“We want to do things with residents and businesses, not to them,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts. “This is why we’re asking local people and businesses to share their ideas and suggestions on how we can improve North End Road to live and work in and visit – all part of our plan to make H&F the best place to live, work and play in Europe.”

Complete the online survey here: Tell us what you think

Survey closes on Friday 22 February

Give your views directly
H&F Council has already been talking to shopkeepers, market traders, community representatives and local community groups.

Based on what they said, the council is putting together an initial wish list of possible future improvements. Some of these will be small and quick, others will be long-term projects which need more investment.

All residents are invited to view and give their opinions on the wish list on 8 February (from 2pm to 6pm) and 9 February (from 10am to 2pm) at St John’s Church, North End Road, Fulham (Click Here for a map)

Based on the responses to this and the online questionnaire, the council will come up with a plan for the way forward, which will involve further consultation.

Find out more
You can follow the progress of this project at www.northendroad.com or contact us at northendroad@lbhf.gov.uk.

Applications are open for support from Pilotlight

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Pilotlight have just opened for applications from ambitious charities and social enterprises based in London, the South East and the Home Counties to start working with them from March onwards.

Pilotlight is an award-winning charity that connects the charity and business worlds to create positive social change. Our programmes enable organisations and their leaders to develop the strategic business skills needed to become more effective and sustainable. The programmes are free of charge.

Deadline for applications is 28th February.

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Contact
Georges Lebreton
email: glebreton@pilotlight.org.uk 
tel: 020 7283 7022