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Rainbow Mind-LGBTQ+ Wellbeing & Support Service

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

Rainbow Mind is a brand-new LGBTQ+ group in East London.

Our main aim is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ people can social-ise free from discrimination and are able to have open discussion about how their gender and/or sexual identity intersects with their mental health. Individuals can take part in weekly group workshops , where we hope to reduce the stigma and prevent isolation through sharing of ex-periences and furthermore acquire skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life.

We welcome all members of the LGBTQ+ community to join our group starting on Monday 7th January from 6.30-8.30pm at The Wellbeing Centre, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED (snacks and refresh-ments will be provided)

To confirm your place and find out more please contact Aryeh at aryeh.wolfson-west@mindchwf.org.uk or call 07525990002

Rainbow_Mind_LGBTQ_Support_Group_flyer_.pdf


Spaces to hire at the Old Fire Station Stoke Newington

Source By: The Old Fire Station

We are a community building with several spaces to hire on a sessional basis, ranging from halls to rooms. 

 

Our weekday rates start at £7.50 per hour for a room.  Please check out our website for further details; www.oldfirestation.org  

 

One of our long-term hire spaces has also just become available to hire on a long-term basis, so if you are a charity or a not-for-profit organisation, please contact us to view this space by emailing us info@oldfirestation.org 

 


New funding to tackle LGBT health inequalities

Source By: gov.uk

Deadline 7th December

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/5d666489-5e12-479a-b461-c1c5337b683f

They  are seeking to fund up to £1,000,000 of projects aimed at tackling LGBT health inequality.

The Fund is in response to evidence that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals not only have poorer health when compared to the wider population, but also report poorer interaction with health services.

GEO commissioned the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) to synthesise evidence on inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender groups in the UK. One section of the report focuses explicitly on health inequalities. It also draws on research published by Public Health England (PHE) on the health inequalities faced by men who have sex with men.

The research by NIESR found that:
• There is evidence of inequalities in health outcomes, with LGB people's general health worse than that of heterosexual people.
• Higher rates of mental health problems amongst LGB people, compared with heterosexual people. Mental health problems included attempted suicide, self-harm, anxiety and depression, but extended to probably psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and phobias. Mental health services were most often perceived to be discriminatory by LGB people.
• Other than in respect of HIV and men's sexual health, LGB&T people's experience of health provision is less good compared with heterosexual people's and cisgender people's experiences and also, where needs differ between LGBT and other people, there are gaps in NHS staff's knowledge and provision.
• Evidence suggests that the sexual health of lesbians and bisexual women is neglected, both in terms of prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and of sexual fulfilment.
• Dissatisfaction with health services is higher amongst LGB people than heterosexual people.

The National LGBT Survey (of 108,000 respondents) found that large numbers of LGBT respondents had difficulty accessing healthcare services and especially gender identity clinics. It also showed many respondents had experienced inappropriate questioning and curiosity relating to their sexual orientation or gender identity from healthcare staff, and that some respondents felt their specific needs were ignored or not taken into account when accessing healthcare.

In light of the strong evidence base on the health inequalities experienced by LGBT people, the Government will fund projects to reduce these health inequalities.

We are not specifying what area of LGBT health inequality should be tackled by the fund. Projects could consider issues that affect the whole LGBT population, such as reducing suicide or self-harm; or be aimed at specific sub-sets of the LGBT population, such as improving the health of lesbian and bisexual women. Projects could also focus on improving the skills or knowledge of the health or social care workforce, such as working with older LGBT people specifically (proposals are not limited to these areas).


Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund- Closing date 3rd December at 12 noon

Source By: East End Community Foundation

The Ben Ogden Memorial Fund has been established by Allen & Overy in memory of Ben Ogden who was on his way to becoming a very successful solicitor. He passed his Legal Practitioners Course with flying colours and at the end of his two year training contract with Allen & Overy he was taken on in their employment and pensions department. It was during his qualification break that he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012.

East End Community Foundation is distributing grants of up to £2,500 on behalf of the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund to improve access to and opportunities in education, employment and training for residents in the London boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

GUIDELINES

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 3rd December. If you would like to apply please contact the Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after the application deadline.


City and Hackney Neighbourhood Health and Care Services Project (Previously known as Community Service 2020), 4th December at 4pm-5.30pm at Hackney CVS

Source By: HSCF, Hackney CVS

We are looking to gather organisations that work or support people with higher needs , who are at risk of going into or being discharged from hospital , and organisations who deliver  community health services, hospital services, social care, Community Mental health and enhanced services to come together to discuss a joint approach re the City & Hackney Neighbourhood Health and Care Services tender.

Background Information

  • The Community Health Services (CHS) Contract with the Homerton Hospital is being extended until March 2020.
  • The current model of CHS that is commissioned in the City and in Hackney is essentially the same as the model transferred from the PCT in 2013.

  • Other CCGs have set a precedent for competitively tendering CHS service and/or transformed CHS by commissioning the in innovative ways and by increasing integration with other services.

  • The expiry of the CHS Contract presents an opportunity for the ICBs to transform community services in City and Hackney so that it supports the Neighbourhood model and to better integrate  health and social care services.

Date: Tuesday 4th December 2018

Time: 4pm-5.30pm

Venue: Hackney CVS, 24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ

Click here to book- https://crm.hcvs.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=310&reset=1 


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