Emergency help over Christmas

The Hammersmith & Fulham council have compiled a useful list of emergency out of hours information for anyone struggling with a housing, mental health or amenity problem.

For out of hours’ emergencies, contact 020 8748 8588, available from 5pm to 9am, Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and bank holidays.

 

Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank opening hours during the Christmas holidays are:

 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th Dec.

closed

Tuesday 28th Dec.

10am – 12.30pm

St Matthew’s Church, SW6 2TX

Wednesday 29th Dec.

10am – 12.30pm

St Katherine’s Church, W12 0SD

Thursday 30th Dec.

1pm – 3pm

St Simon’s Church, W14 0DA

Friday 31st Dec

10am – 12.30pm

St Michael & St George Church, W12 7QR

 

See further details of their Christmas and New Year opening hours here: Christmas opening hours .

 

H&F CAN Helpline

The helpline can be contacted for emergency assistance on 0800 145 6095

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December: 10am – 3pm

Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st December: 8am – 6pm

 

Homelessness or rough sleepers

If you’re worried about someone sleeping rough, download the Streetlink app or visit the website at www.streetlink.org.uk to make an alert and help them connect with local services for support.

 

Further information for anyone at risk of homelessness can be found on the council’s website: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/housing/risk-losing-your-home-or-already-homeless

The Advocacy Project Job Vacancies

You can find out more about what it’s like to work for The Advocacy Project in our recruitment pack, and hear Judith Davey, CEO, being interviewed in a recent podcast about leadership. All staff and volunteers need to have a DBS check before beginning work with us; read our DBS and recruitment of ex-offenders policy for details.

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Children’s Charity Seeks Volunteers

Free to Be is a growing London based charity supporting children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and helping to create lasting change for vulnerable children’s emotional health. We regularly need warm, fun, motivated volunteers to join the teams on our Thrive Outside and Flourish projects. Occasionally, we also need support with behind the scenes administrative tasks, logistics and fundraising work. 

If you’d like to volunteer with us, please complete our volunteer application form to get the ball rolling. You can also check back regularly here or sign up to our newsletter to be notified of our forthcoming projects throughout the year.

All volunteering positions with Free to Be are subject to a successful interview and references. All volunteers will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check and attend specific project training.

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Covid Vaccination Events at Chelsea F.C. and Wembley Stadium

Dear all

To help as many people as possible get fully vaccinated against covid, we have two large vaccination events this weekend.

  • Saturday 18th December – Chelsea Football Club – 10am-6pm
  • Sunday 19th December – Wembley Stadium – 10am-6pm

Whether you need your first dose, second dose or booster, please book your appointment now and help give covid the boot.

  • 12-15 year olds can get one vaccine and must be accompanied by an adult
  • 16-17 year olds can get their first dose and a second dose (12 weeks after the first)
  • Anyone 18 and over can get their first dose, a second dose (8 weeks after the first) and booster (3 months after the second)

It is really important that anyone who has not yet had a booster, and three months have passed since their second vaccination, comes forward. Two doses of the vaccine are not enough to offer the protection we all now need.

If you are eligible, we encourage you to book an appointment as soon as possible.  You can walk in without an appointment but if you want to guarantee a slot and reduce your waiting time then you can book here: 

If you can’t make this weekend, the details of all our walk-in services, where you can have your Covid-19 vaccination be found here: https://bit.ly/NWLondonVaccine. or  head to nhs.uk where there are many more vaccination centres and pharmacies where you can book your vaccine appointment.

 

Free Introductory Digital Service Design Course


Are you taking your first steps into digital service design? If you need some support, sign up for a free Design Hop! The five-week course from CAST is delivered across three 1.5 hour sessions and 10-14 hours of self-study while working on your own project. The course teaches a step-by-step method for user centred digital design, helping participants tackle genuine organisational challenges. You’ll complete the course having gained a clear understanding of the design process, insights into user needs – and a ‘starter solution’ to take away. The course is suitable for ‘digital beginners’ from UK nonprofit organisations. Find out more and sign up for the January or March Design Hop sessions here.

Meet The Funder Event

There will be a Meet the Funder event on 13th January at 11:30 – 12:30. The Funder will be the Childhood Trust and the fund is aimed at young people’s groups dealing with child poverty.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89341095133

Community Organising Update: Old Oak, White City & Wormholt and Fulham, by Sobus Community Organiser, Sharon Tomlin

The work of community organising has contributed to local residents, organisations and businesses to work together to create social change locally.

This update shows residents and organisations highlighting local needs through determining major issues and emerging themes that have led to residents identifying needs to tackle. For many residents working through systems and processes have led to change through development that have come through understanding local needs. This has contributed towards the drive to grapple with systems and structures to create long lasting change. Read on



Carers Caseworker Vacancy

Carers Network are seeking an excellent candidate to join our growing and dynamic team of Carers Caseworkers. Please follow link below.

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