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Government pledges new Mental Health Act after review urges shift in balance of power from professionals to patients


For full story from Community Care click here

Read NSUNs response here

Two reports about the social prescribing pilots in Homerton Hospital

From Social Prescribing news

Here are  two new reports about the Social Prescribing pilot in Homerton Hospital, London. The Proactive Care team at Healthy London Partnerships commissioned Family Action to deliver this social prescribing service between Dec 2017-June 2018. There is a far more extensive evidence base for social prescribing in the GP/primary care space and so we hope this focus on secondary care will be welcomed and of real interest to wider NHS organisations nationally, as well as the research community.
The ‘How to Guide’ aims to practical advice to commissioners looking to develop social prescribing in secondary care and what an effective model looks like, and the evaluation report outlines the outcomes of the pilot with patient case studies and an indication of the wellbeing value of the service.

Help improve signage in Hackney Libraries

“Dear colleagues

 Hackney Library Services is currently working on a project to improve the signage and way finding across all Hackney Libraries. 


We are working with an interior design company to create a Design Guide for all signage within Hackney’s libraries. We are keen that this is accessible to disabled people, so we are keen to get input from a range of disabled people.


Please e-mail to let me know if you would be interested in attending a focus group to discuss this.


Best wishes

Catherine Hay

Project Manager

Neighbourhoods and Housing

Hackney Council

Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street 
London E8 1DY  

Tel: 0208 356 7929

Xenia: Women Learning English Together

Saturday 15th Dec, 10am-1pm
Saturday 22nd Dec, 10am-1pm

Xenia run workshops that bring together women learning English and English-speaking women to share and learn. All women are welcome!

Find all workshop dates here.

The Diana and Allan Morganthau Charitable Trust

The Diana and Allan Morgenthau Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations undertaking a range of charitable projects, including those in the following areas:

  • Health.
  • Education.
  • Overseas aid.
  • The arts.
  • Reduction of poverty.
Applications should be made in writing and sent by post to the Trust’s Administrator. The trust does not maintain a website or state any maximum or minimum funding.
Allan Morgenthau The Diana and Allan Morganthau Charitable Trust
274a Kentish Town Road
0207 4931904

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