LB Hammersmith & Fulham Council in partnership with West London Trust are launching a Mental Health Community Grants Programme on Tuesday 14th December 2021 The grant programme is to support projects in the voluntary and community sector addressing health and mental wellbeing of residents in LB Hammersmith & Fulham. To attend the launch and find […]
News in general:
Below is a selection of the latest news from Sobus and the organisations that we work with. Click on the news article for more information.
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For information about COVID-19, please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Message from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham for the 3rd sector
13th March 2020
I’m writing to you about the work we’re doing to support vulnerable residents in the borough. We are currently coordinating a borough-wide approach involving organising welfare calls, meals for residents, shopping trips and other ways that we can help people at this time of uncertainty and worry.
We have a great network of voluntary sector partners in the borough, and are really grateful for the support your staff and volunteers can offer to supplement the work we are doing to look after our residents. Please get in touch with on email@example.com, LBHF’s Strategic Commissioner in Adult Social Care if you can offer any additional support.
The council is also sharing all Public Health England’s current guidance and information with frontline services to explain how to reduce and delay the spread of infection. To view the latest information, which is updated live, go to the home page of the council’s website, and below. www.lbhf.gov.uk
We have a large supply of A5, A4 and A2 posters covering NHS advice on handwashing and sneezing, which we are very keen to share across the borough. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to receive a supply.
No doubt you are all also updating your Business Continuity Plan in respect of this virus. Please could you send your updated plan Lisa so we can record and review – we’re here to help.
PHE guidance which will assist professionals in providing advice to the public on how to prevent spread of Covid-19 infection, what symptoms to look for, and what to do if they become unwell in a variety of settings – are here:
Thank you again for all your assistance.
Lisa Henry, Strategic lead – commissioning, Adult social Care
Translated information is available, which has been approved by Public Health England and London Councils:
Business continuity planning for Coronavirus/COVID-19
The continued increase of UK residents developing COVID-19 is a high concern, and will present a challenge if the spread of the virus expands as it has in other locations. Organisations should have a robust business continuity plan in place, which considers the impact of a reduced workforce – both paid staff and volunteers, on their ability to deliver their services and how they would ensure particularly vulnerable residents will cope should the service be unavailable, reduced or provided in a different way.
For information on what to consider in business continuity planning, please take a look at this guide. COVID-19 business continuity planning
Additional advice and resources for the charity sector are available from NCVO: http://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus
Changes to local services
If you are introducing temporary changes to your services as a result of COVID-19, please let us know . We will post information on this page from local 3rd sector organisations about these changes, and circulate the information to groups and organisations in the borough.
It is anticipated that the impact of COVID-19 will have a significant impact on all local services, including the local authority, health services, emergency services, shops, services, and of course local community and voluntary sector organisations. The Council has a robust and detailed business continuity plan in place, but it may be that volunteer help would be sought to help support and protect the most vulnerable residents. If such help is sought, information will be emailed to local groups registered with Sobus, and the council will also have information on their website: http://www.lbhf.gov.uk
Pimlico Million are now recruiting two Community Engagement workers. For more information, click here.
A January update from London Sport, including news, funding, health & wellbeing, jobs and more. Click here
Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16. But we can all play a part in protecting children and getting them the right help. That’s why it’s important to know how to spot the potential […]
Carers Caseworker Application deadline: 28/01/2022 Full-time, Permanent Salary: From £24,000.00 per year We are seeking an excellent candidate to join our growing and dynamic team of Carers Caseworkers. Carers Network is a charity that supports over 5000 unpaid carers in three central London boroughs. We are seeking an excellent candidate for the role of Carers […]
John Lyon’s Charity is providing grants of up to £5,000 to create opportunities for young people to engage with arts that have been curtailed by restrictions due to Covid-19. Applications are invited from arts and cultural institutions in London with registered charity status that has previously been funded by John Lyon’s Charity; and state schools […]
The Charity Commission has outlined its priorities for the coming year, which will include developing a trustee portal, starting the process of registering churches and cathedrals, making better use of their data and improving the Register of Charities, and a number of internal changes and improvements. Click here to find out more.
Applications can be made at any time. The Lloyds Bank Foundation is inviting applications to its Racial Equity Fund from charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England and Wales. Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support are available to enable organisations with a yearly income of £25,000 […]
Apply at any time for one of four annual meetings, usually in March, June, September and December. Applications arriving too late for one meeting will be postponed to the following scheduled meeting. A change of focus for the Vintners’ Company has resulted in the majority of funding being awarded to selected charities, however some funds […]
The VINCI UK Foundation will be inviting charities and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Republic of Ireland to apply for grants that will help them improve access to employment, mobility and housing for people suffering from social exclusion. Grants may be used to purchase, upgrade or refurbish transport, equipment, ICT, tools, furniture and […]
The Mayor of London has announced a new £1million Community Grants Fund to help communities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Charities and voluntary organisations with an annual turnover of £200,000 or less can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support community-led activities and projects that help those most adversely affected by the pandemic, […]
Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank is at an exciting stage of development and we are looking for an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to invest in our existing team of volunteers and bring in new volunteers to help us reflect our community. Open until 2nd Feb. Find out more
The fund aims to help organisations prepare a community share offer, to support their recovery from COVID-19. Grants available include: Development grants – up to £5,000 to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark. Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound […]
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