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Women on Screens

Source By: Hackney Museum

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Women On Screens:
Printmaking, photography and community activism at Lenthall Road Workshop 1970s-1990s

From making posters of women racing in wheelchairs and protesting in the streets, to teaching printing and photography, this collective made a unique contribution to the feminist and community arts movement both locally and nationally.

Discover stories of activism, skill-sharing and empowerment through this striking collection of posters and more created at the workshop.

Curated in partnership with former workers. On display until 31st August 2019

City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board Lay Member

Source By: City & Hackney Safeguarding Adult Board

Who the Board are and what we do?

The Safeguarding Adults Board (Board) is a multi-agency partnership which has statutory functions under the Care Act 2014. The primary objectives of the Board are to assure itself that there are local safeguarding arrangements in place to ensure that adults at risk of abuse or neglect are protected within the community and to promote awareness of safeguarding adults across the City and Hackney.   

What does the Board want to achieve

The Board is focused on outcomes rather than just the process of safeguarding. This means making sure that the persona’s wishes, beliefs and values at the core of safeguarding.  The following aims are central to this:  

● To promote well-being and prevent abuse and neglect from happening in the first place

● Ensure the safety and wellbeing of anyone who has been subject to abuse or neglect

● Take action against those responsible for abuse or neglect taking place

● Learn lessons and make changes that could prevent similar abuse or neglect happening to other people (e.g. through learning and development programmes for staff).

The role of the Lay Member

The City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults Board is looking for two Lay Members to join the Board, one on a permanent basis and another on an interim basis. The role of the Lay Member is to represent the communities of interest (people who have an interest in safeguarding because they  may have care and support needs or care for those with care and support needs) within City and Hackney on the Board as well as hold the partners on the Board to account for their actions. As Lay Member you will:

  • Attend City and Hackney Board meetings to represent your community of interest

  • Attend and promote, where relevant, safeguarding events put on by the Board

  • Report safeguarding issues affecting people living in City and Hackney to the Board

  • Provide feedback on the work being undertaken by the Board

     What qualities do you need to have?

To become a Lay Member on the Board you will need to show that you:

  • An understanding of adult safeguarding, specifically:

    • the key principles of safeguarding,

    • who an adult at risk of abuse or neglect may be

    • what abuse is and indicators of abuse

    • the importance of reporting safeguarding concerns

  • Have a good understanding of issues affecting your community of interest in Hackney and/or the City

  • Are able to represent the views of the peers within your own interest group (so have a way of communicating with them)

  • Understand the importance of ensuring that the adult at risk of abuse or neglect is at the centre of safeguarding practice

  • Are open and transparent, particularly when things go wrong  

  • Are able to challenge peers in a constructive and professional manner

  • Are comfortable engaging with people from all walks of life

  • Are comfortable in contributing to discussions in group settings

    How to apply for the role

To apply for the role you will need to complete the attached form and return this to by 1 August 2019. Please ensure that you provide full answers to the questions set out in the application for.

Please note to apply for the role you will need to obtain the support from peers within your community of interest, your application will not be considered if you cannot show this.

Successful applicants will be contacted to attend an informal meeting with representatives of the Board. 

Important Information


The Board is committed to providing on-going support to the Lay Members, and will ensure that successful applicant receive the following:

  • An induction to the Board, its members and the work it is undertaking

  • Any training requited and/or relevant to the role

  • Quarterly mentoring meetings with the Safeguarding Adults Board Manager to ensure on-going support is provided

  • On-going access to the Independent Chair and Safeguarding Adults Board Manager in the event of any significant concerns or issues arise in the course of undertaking the role

  • Reasonable adjustments for any candidate that requires this


This role is voluntary, however reasonable travel expenses will be paid to facilitate attendance to Board related meetings. Lay Members will be able to attend Board funded and Adult Social Care provided training free of charge.

Click here for the application form- Lay_Member_application_form.docx

FREE Legal Advice at Kings Legal Clinic

Source By: King's College London

Our law students provide free legal advice to staff, students and our local communities. King's College law students use their legal knowledge and skills to give back to the community.

King's law students use their legal knowledge and skills to give back to the community


Access to legal aid has been reduced due to changes in law and funding cuts to legal centres and services.


King’s law students are improving access by offering free legal advice to our local communities through King’s Legal Clinic.


Clients contact King’s Legal Clinic to obtain legal advice on a diverse range of issues, including housing, immigration, family or employment.


Under the supervision of qualified lawyers, our law students interview clients, analyse and research their legal issues. They then draft an advice letter outlining actions they may take to resolve their problem.


To find out more and for contact details please view on Kings website here.

£5 million fund to develop support for unpaid carers

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The £5 million Carers Innovation Fund will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services.

This funding will be used to improve support across the country and help build more carer-friendly communities.

Examples of the kind of projects the fund would invest in include:

  • technology platforms – for example, to help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities
  • support groups – like carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds, which develop peer support groups and offer short courses to help reduce isolation

Projects will be expected to show a positive effect on:

  • carers’ health and wellbeing
  • carers’ ability to manage work alongside caring responsibilities
  • carers’ ability to take a break from their caring role
  • reducing loneliness and social isolation

Applicants will need to demonstrate their idea is a fresh approach that is better than existing provision, will benefit the local community and can be expanded and replicated.

The voluntary sector, charities, SMEs and commercial organisations can all bid for funding to prove their concept, with the aim of securing longer term funding from other sources.

Carers and other experts will sit on the evaluation panel to make sure proposals are feasible.

The fund was first announced last year as part of the Carers Action Plan, a cross-government programme of targeted work to support unpaid carers over the next 2 years. Initially the fund was worth half a million pounds. However, funding was later increased to £5 million.

The fund supports the ‘ageing society’ Grand Challenge, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, to harness the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society. The NHS is also working to better identify and support carers across England, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Click here to find out more


Source By: Young Hackney

Summer holidays are around the corner and that means a lot, as in A LOT, of summer fun to get stuck into!

Summer has to be the best school holiday…the sun’s out, you can petty much eat ice-cream any time of the day, it doesn’t get dark till really late, it’s the longest break from school and there are so many exciting things to do in the borough.

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