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Residents urged to get free flu jab

Source By: NHS City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group

City and Hackney residents at additional risk from seasonal flu are being urged to have a free flu jab to avoid life threatening illness.

Flu, which is infectious, can affect anyone but it can be much worse for older people, children and those who have a long-term health condition where complications from the virus can lead to death.

Passed on when a person with the flu coughs or sneezes, flu includes symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. As Flu is a virus, it cannot be treated with antibiotics.

The best protection available against the flu is to have a seasonal flu jab or for children aged two-three, a nasal spray.

People most at risk from flu eligible for a free flu jab and include:

  • Everyone aged 65 and over (this is a new and improved vaccine)
  • Everyone under 65 years who has a long term health condition such as a heart problem, kidney or liver disease, lower immunity or diabetes.
  • Children and babies over six months of age with a long term health condition
  • All pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
  • All two and three year old children
  • All children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Everyone living in a residential or nursing home
  • Everyone who cares for an older or disabled person
  • People living with someone who has a low immune system
  • All frontline health and social care workers.

If you belong to one of the groups mentioned above, it is important that you have the flu vaccination even if you were vaccinated last year. The flu virus changes so the vaccine is different from year to year.

Speak to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist to book a vaccination appointment to get the best possible protection. For pregnant women, the vaccine may also be available through maternity services and for frontline health and social care workers, arrangements can be made through their employer.

For more information, visit:

To search for pharmacies providing the flu service in London, visit:

Free Online training - Learn My Way - Online Centre ID is 8003249

Source By: Hackney CVS

Hackney CVS is now registered as a member of the UK Online Centres Network, which would enable us to offer free online training to people coming through our door or receive our newsletters and bulletins.

People can access the free online training by quoting our centre ID (8003249) when registering their account either:

  1. By using Hackney CVS resource area

  2. Or remotely; from their preferred work stations.

There are more resources at reception should you need to offer a guide to people on how to access the online training.

Free online trainings include the following and have multiple sub-courses:-

 You can find more information about the available subjects on this link

Please do forward on to your relevant colleagues. Thank you.

Any questions regarding this training please contact or call us on 020 7923 1962.


Sporting Hackney Mind 2019

Source By: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest






E9 6EA

If you're interested in signing up, please call 07877097577 or email

Get fit and make friends with football this spring- sessions are open to all ages and abilities!


Citizen-Led Engagement Programme

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This year we are once again inviting community groups to apply for grant funding to facilitate their own community-led research projects, in collaboration with the Greater London Authority (GLA).

The Mayor’s Community Engagement team launched the Citizen-Led Engagement Programme in 2017/18 to begin to address inequalities. The programme commissioned six community-based projects and delivered a tailored learning programme.

The Mayor is committed to making the capital a city for all Londoners, where every community can thrive. He is committed to making London fairer and more inclusive, and to encouraging active citizenship. 

This will only be possible in collaboration with London’s communities. We know there are some communities in London that have not historically engaged with City Hall and this has led to a gap in the GLA’s insight and relationships with these communities.

The aim of the programme is to: 

  • strengthen connections and engagement with communities whose voice and influence on public policy is under-represented
  • improve insights into communities who do not currently have a voice in City Hall
  • identify and develop community leaders within community groups and support capacity building within these groups
  • generate valuable insight to inform policy and practice in City Hall
  • build on the learnings from the pilot round of the Citizen-Led Programme, as a way of engaging communities and groups in the work of the GLA

More Information available here-

Administration and Communications Officer

Source By: Volunteer Centre Hackney

Responsible to: Head of Volunteering

Salary: £21,000 pro rata

Hours: 15 hours a week (2 days but can be taken flexibly)

Contract duration: Maternity cover from mid-March to September 2019, with possibility of extension to December 2019

Click here for the Job Description- Job_Description_Administration_and_Communications_Officer_Jan_2019.doc

Click here for the application form- JOB_APPLICATION_Form_Administration_and_Communications_Officer_Jan_2019.doc

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