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Healthy Next Generation fund now open

Public Health and the CCG are offering grants of up to £8,000 to groups that want to deliver short-term projects or one off activities focusing on addressing the wider influences of childhood obesity.

Applications for funding for 2018/19 open on Wednesday 29 November for projects to be delivered form May 2018. The deadline for application forms is 12 noon, Friday 12 January.

For 2018/19 we're interested in grant applications that explore:

  • cultural attitudes on being a healthy weight
  • what a healthy weight is
  • what a healthy weight looks like throughout childhood

We want to further understand these cultural attitudes to ensure our messages and services concerning healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight are suitably delivered to support communities in achieving a healthy weight in Hackney.

For more information on the sort of applications we are interested in for 2018/19 and to access the application form Click here.  

Dates set for the next Children's Disability Forum parents Groups.

Source By: City and Hackney

The Children's Disability Forum for City and Hackney runs parent support and information groups where parents of disabled young people can come together and meet each other. The following dates have been set and we ask that you forward any information to parents you know or are working with that may benefit from meeting other parents of disabled young people in City and Hackney. 

All meetings are held at The Huddleston Centre between 11am and 1pm on the set dates: Refreshments are provided.

12th December  - Create your own Christmas cards (materials provided) Come and enjoy a fun time with other parents...there will be cake! Toddlers are welcome! 

16th January - A presentation about Down's Syndrome by Jill Ellis, Paediatrician Consultant at Hackney Ark will be giving a presentation to parents. There will be a chance to ask questions and meet other parents. 

February 14th - A presentation and discussion around Sickle Cell. (speaker yet to be confirmed) Come and share your stories and meet other parents.

All sessions are open to all parents of children with any disability.  

safeTALK Suicide Prevention training 2018 FULLY FUNDED

Source By: Tower Hamlets CEPN

CLICK HERE to register for the forthcoming Suicide Prevention Training co-ordinated by Tower Hamlets CEPN for all North East London partners, including local authorities, housing and others. This is a fully funded programme running from January - March 2018.

safeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone's suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps - Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.

Date: Various dates being offered across from January – March 2018

Time: AM & PM options available

Venue: Education Centre, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG  

Free flu vaccinations for adult social care staff

Source By: NHS England

Who is eligible for a free flu vaccination

The free flu vaccinations will be available to:

Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza, meaning those patients/clients in a clinical risk group or aged 65 years and over.

NHS England have confirmed that this includes staff directly involved in the care of vulnerable people who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza who are working for registered:

  • residential care homes;
  • residential nursing homes;
  • domiciliary care services;
  • Shared Lives schemes;
  • extra care housing services;
  • supported living services.

Where and how do those eligible access a free flu vaccination

Staff can get the free flu vaccine at their local pharmacy or GP surgery. Not all GP surgeries will be able to offer the flu vaccination to social care staff so staff are encouraged to call and check before they visit their GP surgery.

To prove that they are eligible for a free flu vaccination, eligible staff will need to take identification with them when they get the vaccine that shows their names and the name of their employing organisation. This could be:

  • an ID card of badge;
  • a letter from their employer;
  • a recent payslip.

More information and resources

For more information on the free flu vaccinations for social care staff visit the NHS England website.

NHS Flu Fighter Social Care is a free resource for social care providers to encourage their staff to get a flu vaccination to protect themselves and people using services from the flu virus.

Empowering Parents - School Education Matters

Saturday 3 February 2018 2-5pm

Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24 to 30 Dalston Lane. London E8 3AZ

A child’s education is a human right. Parents can feel let down, defeated and powerless to address school education matters. Parents need not suffer in silence.

Parents and family support advocates are invited to attend the Empowering Parents to address and to find out how to access practical support in a half day workshop.

Attend and share your situation, the complications and get the tools, tips and techniques required to effectively communicate your concerns to gain positive educational results.

Everyone benefits from working together, find out how schools are listening and changing. Address issues and change outcomes in key areas;
• How to address the poor results for disadvantage and BME communities
• How to ensure disabled children get support with the education and health care plans
• How to access to the right resources
• Find out advisors and organisations that help parents to buck the trend

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