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Evaluation of sexual health and contraceptive services in Primary care

Source By: Public Health

The public health commissioners for Hackney and City have commissioned PHAST , a not for profit organisation to evaluate sexual health services in primary care.



Please circulate the following to your networks or client groups. The Survey closes on 11th February 17:00 hours 




The link to  the survey is


Event invitation to ‘Spending Review 2019 – threats and opportunities for London’s voluntary sector’

Source By: London Councils

When: Wednesday 20 February 2019 09:00 - 12:45

Where: Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH


London Funders and London Councils would like to invite you to an event in central London to discuss the threats and opportunities posed to London’s voluntary sector by the Government’s Spending Review 2019.


The Government has announced a major Spending Review which will set the overall amount of money it spends on public services for the next five years. It is expected to come into effect from the Budget in November 2019.


The run up to the review presents a major opportunity to influence the Government’s thinking on the funding of local services provided by the statutory and voluntary sector in London.


London Funders and London Councils would like to engage the voluntary sector across London to:

  • Raise awareness of the Spending Review and its importance to London and Londoners
  • Develop a coalition between the voluntary sector and boroughs to influence the Review.
  • Share ideas on how we best work together to meet Londoners needs.

We would very much like your organisation to attend.

Please register your interest in attending the event at

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences, Disability and Social Inclusion seminar

Source By: City University of London

Thursday, February 21st, 2019, 1pm–2.15pm


A Better WCA is Possible: How to reform the Work Capability Assessment


Venue: Room C312, Tait Building, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB (entrance through main Northampton Square University Building)


To book a place please email Doria Pilling:


Speaker: Ben Baumberg Geiger, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Kent.


The Work Capability Assessment has been such a failure that some people seem to have abandoned hope that a better WCA is possible. The cause of WCA reform has not been helped by the absence of concrete, deliverable proposals for replacing it. Yet it is possible to create an assessment that more accurately assesses people’s capacity for work, using best practice from other countries and adapting them to suit the UK. This talk sets out how such a new assessment works, producing transparent and fair decisions based on the real demands of work in Britain.


Ben has worked extensively on issues around disability and the benefits system, including regular conversations with disabled people’s organisations, disability and social welfare charities, official bodies such as Select Committees, The National Audit Office and the Office for Budget Responsibility, and has had a short period on secondment at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)hh. He wrote the 2018 Demos report A Better WCA is possible




Baumberg Geiger, B. (2018) A Better WCA is Possible, Demos. Available at:



Other publications by Ben Baumberg Geiger can be found at: 


Please let us know if you have any special requirements


Directions to the venue at: 

Supporting Refugee Community Organisations

Source By: Refugee Council

Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) play a vital role in facilitating refugee integration. With funding from City Bridge Trust, Refugee Council’s Supporting RCOs project is helping RCOs to develop services that best meet the needs of their communities and make their voices heard.

The Way Ahead: Civil Society at the heart of London 

London Funders, with funding from City Bridge Trust, commissioned research into the support needs of London’s civil society, including London’s diverse voluntary and community sectors. The resulting report, Way Ahead: Civil Society at the Heart of London, proposes a vision and system that puts London’s communities at the heart of the way Civil Society works. The Supporting RCOs Project is designed to enable RCOs to shape the development and implementation of this vision.

This means we are helping RCOs to:

  • Gain a stronger voice to express and meet their needs
  • Access support to adapt, evolve and innovate in a more challenging funding environment to sustain their programme activities
  • Collaborate and share information, intelligence and best practice to address the issues facing refugee communities across London

Find out more about The Way Ahead here

Free training and networking events to strengthen your organisation

We provide free organisational development training to RCOs. This includes fundraising and other forms of income generation, partnership development and collaboration, and measuring and demonstrating impact.

We also organise pan-London events to facilitate debate, share best practice and address common challenges. Involving refugees, RCO leaders, mainstream providers, policy makers and funders, they give RCOs the opportunity to contribute ideas on how best their needs can be met.

See upcoming training and events here

Click here to read more-

Thomas Wall Trust

Source By: Community Matters Yorkshire

The Thomas Wall Trust was established in 1920 for the "encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service" Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals and registered charities. To apply you should create an account on the website and request a form. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered at Trustee meetings held twice a year usually in July and November.


Click here for more information-

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