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The Crisis in our Health and Social Care

Source By: OPRG

The Crisis in our Health and Social Care

Older people are bearing the brunt of squeezed budgets in both the NHS and local government. Care homes are closing in unprecedented numbers.  Councils are increasingly unable to afford home care. The NHS is under great strain, with waiting lists lengthening. Accident and Emergency services are chockablock and local Clinical Commissioning Groups are being asked to find hundreds of millions in savings.
It is time to come together and raise our voices..

 City & Hackney Older People’s Summit

A major summit that brings together City & Hackney residents, community groups and older people organisations to take a stand for decent, public and fully-funded provision of care.

Thursday 22nd June
Our Lady & St Joseph’s Church Hall
100a Balls Pond Rd, N1 4AG


Speakers include:
Dot Gibson (National Secretary Pensioners’ Convention)

Dr Coral Jones (Hackney GP)
Jane Caldwell (Chief Executive, Age UK East London)
Dr Cynthia White (Chair, City & Hackney Older People’s Reference Group)

All residents, community groups and older people organisations welcome!
To book your place, please click here:

For more information on this summit, please contact the City and Hackney Older People’s Reference Group:
David Holland
Mobile. 07810771692

NHS City and Hackney CCG- Health Equality Discussion

Source By: NHS Community Voice & NHS City & Hackney CCG

~ Come and tell us about your experiences of using health services in City and Hackney ~

We are committed to reducing health inequalities and making sure that health services are accessible to everyone in City and Hackney.

To hear YOUR views on health &equality we are hosting a number of focus groups on Tuesday 2 May 2017, 5-7.30pm at the Graeae Theatre Company (138 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DY ). We would like to hear from

 City and Hackney residents with experience of using mental health services

 City and Hackney residents with experience of living with conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels (e.g. stroke, heart attack, irregular heart beat or chest pain)

City residents with experience of using community health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy or district nursing.

We would in particular like to encourage participation from across different age groups, religious groups and ethnic backgrounds as well as from LGBTQ+ residents , those who identify themselves as having a disability and people caring for others.

Friendly and informal environment with light refreshments provided. To find out more or to reserve your place, please email or telephone 0203 816 3227 by Wednesday 26 April, including which discussion you would like to take part in. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

We want this workshop to be accessible for all. When booking, please let us know of any language, communication, access or dietary requirements you may have.


Partners for Health - a new grant programme for 2017

Source By: London Catalyst

London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund have come together to launch the 2017 ‘Partners for Health’ grant programme. Grants of up to £10,000 will be considered for social action projects tackling the effects of poverty and health inequalities in London, where the organisation concerned will be working in partnership with a health expert or health provider. There is a particular interest in the areas of mental health and addiction.

You can find more information, and the online application form, on our website at:  

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 25th May 2017.

This year, ‘Partners for Health’ is only open to registered charities. If an organisation is not a registered charity, they may be eligible for a general London Catalyst Project Grant instead – check the criteria and find out more here.  

Introduction to Campaigning half day workshop - 10th May

'Campaigning Essentials' is a half day introduction to the core principles of effective campaigning. Whether you are new to campaigning, or have never had formal training in the basic building blocks of a good campaign, this workshop is for you.

Wed 10th May 2017 | 2.00 - 5.30pm

Course details

Mental Health workshop for schools

Source By: African Community School 


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