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Press release update on PIP

Source By: Gov.uk

Please click on this link to access the press release update on PIP - Government to end unnecessary PIP reviews for people with most severe health conditions.


For Later Life Conference: A Later Life worth Living

Source by: Age UK

Health and Social care: Families – should they do more?

Our flagship conference ‘For Later Life’ brings together health and social care teams from across the country to discuss the future of health and social care in the UK.

This most recent Care and Support Alliance (CSA) survey highlights the threat of not having sufficient care; with unnecessary pressure being placed on the NHS and family who step in to try to fill the gap are both being pushed to breaking point. Why should older people rely on their families for care? What about older people with no family?

Book now to join Age UK and expert speakers to discuss the Government’s green paper on care and support for older people. We’ll be discussing and debating family care in our parallel session: 'Families – should they do more?' 

Other parallel sessions include:

  • Can technology revolutionise care?
  • Workforce challenges in health and social care
  • Care in a changing World
  • What’s fair for older people – how will we pay for care? 

View the full programme here >


Thousands of claimants failed by DWP 'culture of indifference'

Source By: Parliament UK

Employment and Support Allowance is supposed to help those in need. Yet a major error by the Department for Work & Pensions has resulted in an estimated 70,000 people being underpaid for years.

Those affected have lost out on an average of £5,000 each. It is appalling that over 20,000 of those most in need are owed around £11,500 and some as much as £20,000.

This unacceptable and entirely avoidable situation stems from multiple failures on the part of the Department.

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New health project seeks Hackney families to appear in documentary film

Source By: Public Health Hackney

Blueprint Film Foundation have been funded by the Healthier City & Hackney Fund to enable young people from Hoxton to make a documentary exploring cultural and other influences on the health and well being of children and young people.

Calling Families in Hackney

Blueprint: Film Foundation are making a documentary about ‘Health in Hackney’ and we’d like to invite families with children and/or young adults to get involved.

We want Hackney families to help us to understand what would make a ‘Healthy Hackney’ and what is important to ensure children and young people are healthy and happy.

Some of our lines of enquiry could be…

What you enjoy cooking at home?
How easy it is to keep your family healthy in Hackney (what are the barriers?)
What your questions or concerns are around ‘being healthy’?
What the local council could do for the better health of your family
Or even, if, ‘being healthy’ is a big concern for you

Ultimately, however, this is an opportunity for the families we work with to express their views and opinions about what is important when it comes to their family’s health.

We can talk to you about your involvement, whether this is a short interview with one family member or a filming session involving the whole family. We appreciate any involvement, no matter how big or small.

The finished documentary will be screened in venues across Hackney, as well as used as an informative/educational tool for Hackney Council and other local organisations.

We are particularly interested to hear from families living in the Hoxton  West, Hoxton East & Shoreditch, Brownswood and Victoria wards of Hackney.

We’d love to hear from you!

Please contact Laura - laura@blueprintfilmfoundation.co.uk or call the office on 0203 371 1060

If you’d like to know more about us and what we do, please go to our website www.blueprintfilmfoundation.co.uk


Mayor names first community projects to benefit from Culture Seeds

Source By: Mayor Of London

£40,000 awarded to brilliant grassroots cultural projects in nine London boroughs

  • Grants of between £3,500 and £5,000 allocated to individuals and small organisations
  • Culture Seeds funding is available for two years and is part of the Mayor’s commitment to culture for all Londoners

 

The Mayor has announced the first nine projects to benefit from his £1million fund to support community cultural projects across the capital.

 

The Culture Seeds funded projects include visual arts workshops in Kensington and Chelsea for volunteers who helped the local community in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire; music and singing in residential care homes in Redbridge; and in Lambeth, a creative industries summer school for local children.

 

As part of the Mayor’s commitment to support culture in all corners of the capital, Culture Seeds will continue to award funding for community-led arts, culture and heritage activities on a rolling basis, with grants available from £1,000 - £5,000 until May 2020.

 

The first £40,000 of Culture Seeds funding has been awarded to:

  • Learning Through the Arts (Brent) who will run ‘Cultural Connections’, arts workshops for users of Ashford Place community centre to inspire and promote friendships.
  • Polkadots on Raindrops (Bromley) for their photography project, ‘Belonging’, which is aimed at young people facing exclusion from mainstream education.
  • Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation (Camden) whose Queens Crescent summer holiday project will provide healthy meals and training in music, visual arts and photography to young people from Queen's Crescent Estate.
  • Chantelle Clarke (Hackney) whose project ‘Echoes of Love’ will use monthly writing and storytelling workshops to help BAME women living in Hackney to share stories.
  • Quernmore Road Summer Festival (Haringey) who will host a one-day festival featuring music and dance performances, workshops for children and a performance from the local community choir.
  • Will Ashcroft (Islington) whose ‘Whitecross Street Mandala Project’ will unite residents of Whitecross Street Estate to create hand-painted wooden benches and planters.
  • Congo Great Lakes Initiative (Kensington and Chelsea) whose project ‘Soul of Art for our Beloved Ones’ will offer visual arts workshops to volunteers who helped in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire.
  • Bisoye Babalola (Lambeth) who will run a summer school for local children aged 14-17 introducing them to the creative industries.
  • Redbridge Music Lounge (Redbridge) for ‘Music of the Mind’ which will take music and singing activities to people in residential care around the borough.

 Read more - https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/first-projects-to-benefit-from-culture-seeds


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