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NHS Long Term Plan

Source By: City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group

The NHS Long Term Plan is to ensure the NHS is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well.  

The plan has been developed with frontline health and care staff, patients, their families, and other experts, who will continue to shape how it is put in place across the country. 

Following our series of ‘Let’s Talk’ engagement events, over the next few months City and Hackney CCG will be working with patients, the public and partners - including local councils, the voluntary and community sector and social care – to develop local plans to turn the Long Term Plan national ambitions into local improvements for patients, building on the progress we've already made over the last few years.

To read a copy of the NHS Long Term Plan and to find out more, visit the website.


Improving the health and wellbeing of Woodberry Down residents using a community-centred approach

Source By: The Manor House Development Trust

You are invited to a series of Health and Wellbeing workshops at the Redmond Community centre starting from 6th March 2019. There will be 3 workshops with related themes:

 

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing workshop on 6th March,

  • Children, Young people, Adult and Disability workshop on 13th March and

  • Community Capacity Assets workshop on 20th March.

 

The workshops will be held at the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF between 10am – 2pm on each day.

 

If you are interested in booking a stall, you can email me or Emmanuel on emmanuel.wachukwu@mhdt.org.uk

 

Please find attached a flyer for the workshops.

 

About Woodberry Down

 

In the last 5 years Woodberry Down has been tagged as one of Europe's biggest single-site estate regeneration projects. According to Hackney Council, the regeneration of Woodberry Down will see more than 5,500 new modern, high-quality homes built alongside three new public parks, retail space, and a range of new community buildings including a new community library, a new school, a new children's centre and employment space.

 

Development brings loads of benefits and commensurate challenges depending on the area and residents. Woodberry Down has a greater proportion of children and young adults under 25 and middle aged and older adults aged 45 plus. 27.6% of the residents are white, 15.6% Black African and 6.4% Caribbean. There are greater proportions of residents from white other and black African groups and a lower proportion of white British residents in Woodberry Down than in Hackney as a whole. Woodberry Down has proportionately more lone parents (19.8%), one person household (36.5%) and fewer cohabiting couples without children and multi person households than the Hackney average. Around 59.5% of Woodberry Down residents are Council tenants compared to 43.7% in Hackney as a whole. The employment rate in Woodberry Down is lower than the Hackney average with considerably fewer full-time workers. There are greater proportions of students and other economically inactive people in Woodberry Down than Hackney as a whole. 36.7% of Woodberry Down residents are economically inactive; this is higher than the Hackney average.

 

The Need

 

Health and wellbeing has been identified as a major issue of concern within the Woodberry Down community. Residents are not aware of key community assets, the services they provide and how to access these provisions. The Manor House Development Trust (MHDT) will be organising a series of community engagement events and trainings with the theme around health and wellbeing for residents in Woodberry Down. Activities will include; presentations, workshops, training, information stalls, frebbies and referral pathways. Participants will be able to get more information about services available within the community, engage with service providers, build their knowledge and attend a free accredited Mental Health First Aid course.

 

The MHDT as a charitable organisation has embedded itself within the Woodberry Down community to deliver services which are value for money and create lasting benefits for the last 11 years. This series of workshops and training achieves 4 of the MHDT business objectives; empowering people, influencing policy makers, connecting people and organisations and creating space.

 

Workshop Objectives

 

1.    To train 16 Woodberry Down residents as mental health first aiders.

2.    To engage 70 Woodberry Down residents who will become health and wellbeing advocates.

3.    To develop a map of Woodberry Down with annotated locations of health and wellbeing providers and services.

4.    To co-produce a report on health and wellbeing in Woodberry Down.

Woodberry_Down_Workshops.pdf


Good Things Foundation: Financial Support and Employability Survey

Source By: J P Morgan Chase Foundation Research

Good Things Foundation, the national charity for digital inclusion, is doing research for JP Morgan Chase Foundation. We are interested in how people in East London (Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets) get support for work, financial capability and digital inclusion. 

 

Good Things Foundation and SCVO (in Scotland) are working together to better understand how a range of organisations are helping clients and beneficiaries to use digital technology as part of their work. 

We are particularly interested in how technology is currently used to help people who want to:
  • Make the most of their money
  • Find a job or progress in work
Each of these goals might be reached through particular kinds of help, informal support, referrals, or courses that help people to learn in a more structured way. 

We have already done a lot of work to understand the different activities that can help people to achieve each of these goals. This survey is designed to add to our knowledge and test our understanding of how this works in practice.

We appreciate the time that you take to complete this survey (it should take you no more than five minutes). 

Good Things Foundation has a formal partnership with Save the Children. This year so far we have raised almost £2k to support their work.  For each survey returned we will donate £1.

The results of this survey will be fed into a research report to be shared with key stakeholders and potential funders in Spring 2020.
 

Office space to rent in Hackney CVS newly refurbished building

Newly refurbished office space to rent from early 2019

Hackney CVS will have rooms and offices available for rent, including rooms suitable for 2, 4, 5 and 6 people on the ground floor and room upstairs for 6-8 people.

Hackney CVS can offer you and your staff free UK phone calls, a concierge service and use of their existing IT infrastructure (including internet and Wi-Fi). Access to confidential meeting space is also available at no extra cost, and larger rooms are available for rent for the training sessions, meetings and events you hold; as well as daytime, these spaces are also available in the evenings and at weekends.

The building also benefits from an attractive garden, maintained by a local organisation.

Hackney CVS can arrange wall space for your organisation’s logo to be displayed at the entrance. Flexible terms and competitive packages are available for this fully serviced office space.

Join us in the heart of Dalston and see for yourself the advantages of being located with Hackney CVS.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the Operations Director Paul Conway, paul@hcvs.org.uk or ring Paul on 020 7923 1962.


FREE Energy Saving Training

Source By: Citizens Advice Hackney

Workshop presentation on Energy Saving for frontline staff which could save both staff and clients’ money. The funding is until 31/03/19. 

Your staff can show users how to save money when users are approached if they are having financial difficulties. If staff bring their bills with them, we can also demonstrate this by giving live examples.

FREE until 31 March 2019

Workshop on Energy Saving for  staff From Citizens Advice—Hackney

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:-

Mr Rashid Seedat - 020 8525 6370 or email rseedat@eastendcab.org.uk


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