NEWS AND INFORMATION UPDATES

City Connections is a service that supports City residents and workers, to find and access the information and services they need, by linking them to health and wellbeing services in the Square Mile.

 

Nationality and borders Bill Event

nationality and borders bill

Minimum of 6 months, 2-3 hours per week.

 

New Nuffield Helath Barbican Fitness & Wellbeing Centre

The New Nuffield Health Barbican Fitness & Wellbeing Centre would like to extend a warm welcome to all businesses and residents in the local area by offering you a complimentary 1-day pass in February for their Feel Fit in Feb event between 2nd to 6th February. Get a chance to experience their all-new fitness and wellbeing centre with a spacious gym floor, the latest equipment with integrated smart technology and an indoor running track. You’ll also find a 25m indoor swimming pool, spa facilities and four group exercise studios for all your favourite classes, along with an on-site medical centre offering physiotherapy, private GP and a travel clinic.

 

To arrange your free pass, please visit the centre at 97 Aldersgate, EC1A 4JP, or contact them on barbican.management@nuffieldhealth.com or call 020 3038 8410

 

(28.01.22)

Nuffield Health Barbican - Open Week

 

Asian Women’s Resource Centre Service

AWRC helpline leaflet (2)

  • All volunteers will be supported by experienced volunteer co-ordinators.
  • Join and participate in peer support groups and meet other volunteers.
  • Relevant training will be provided.

AGE UK Empower Energy Awareness Workshop

Empower Project Coordinator Ruby will be running her next free Energy Awareness workshop in February. She will be sharing tips and tricks on how to save money on your electricity, water and gas bills, while staying comfortable and warm at home. Topics include lighting, appliances, understanding tariffs and bills, and assistance schemes and grants. There will be plenty of time to ask any questions and to arrange a one-to-one meeting with Ruby to discuss any areas you want some personal advice on, regarding your energy usage and costs.

When: Monday 7th February, 14.00-15.30

Where: Online – Zoom

Open to: Anyone living in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and the City

Contact: Ruby Farrell (Empower Project Coordinator for Age UK East London) directly at ruby.farrell@ageukeastlondon.org.uk, or on 07432 736 495.

To receive the Zoom details on the day, please complete registration via this online form, or contact Ruby if you would prefer to do this over the phone: Form Here

24.01.22

London Wall West – Public Consultation

London Wall West is the site of the current Museum of London, which the City plans to redevelop following the Museum’s move to its new home in West Smithfield. The redevelopment will be a mixed- use, office-led scheme, including cultural and community uses, transformed public realm, and a broad public benefits offer.

You can find more about the development at londonwallwest.co.uk

We recently launched public consultation on the plans, which will continue into the new year.

As part of this phase of engagement, we want to understand what key stakeholders would like the site to offer in terms of inclusive, accessible and welcoming public space that supports the City’s objectives for sustainability and biodiversity.

Tuesday 18th January, 13.30 – 15.00 (virtual)

Understanding what key stakeholders would like the site to offer in terms of inclusive, accessible and welcoming public space that supports the City’s objectives for sustainability and biodiversity.

Thursday 20th January, 10.00 – 11.30 (virtual)

In collaboration with Culture Mile, understand what key stakeholders would like the site to offer in terms of a sustainable learning and skills offer, prioritising access for young people, that complements, supports and enhances what already exists.

These sessions have been opened up to City Connections clients on a first come, first served basis.

Please contact Georgie Bowers georgie.bowers@barbican.org.uk. if you would like to attend.

Chat works Hackney – Black mental health

Chat Works Hackney is managed and curated by and for the local community. As a Black-led entity it amplifies the voice of non-mainstream perspectives on black mental health. Strongly rooted in the borough by generational family ties, Chat Works integrates into current African Caribbean cultural life. The aim is to improve life outcomes and facilitate better mental health and well-being. Conversational, relatable, interesting and engaging content to read, watch, listen to and share widely.

A dedicated space for people of African Caribbean and dual heritage to improve their health and well-being.

Visit the website or call 0207 953 8354 for more information.

(05.01.22)

City & Hackney Crisis Line – Urgent Mental Health Crisis Support

Support and help if you are having mental health problems; accurate information and advice about local mental health services; communication with other services on your behalf if you wish; non-directive support to encourage you take control of your own life and come to your own decisions.

Call this number if you are in need of urgent support only and you need to talk to a mental health professional: 0800 073 006

(05.01.22)

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Free Therapeutic Support for Carers in the City of London

Contact City Connections or Adult Social Care for referral:

kevin@cityconnections.org.uk
020 3957 9844

adultsduty@cityoflondon.gov.uk

(05.01.22)

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Smokefree City & Hackney

Throughout January 2022 Smokefree City & Hackney will be running a “New Year New You” campaign. Local people who smoke will be encouraged to quit with the service and start the year happier, healthier and wealthier.

Smokefree City & Hackney is the stop smoking service for adults (18+) who live, work or study in the City or Hackney (or who have a City or Hackney GP). The service offers medication (free to those who don’t pay for prescriptions) and free one-to-one support for up to 12 weeks. With support and medication, a successful quit is three times more likely.

For more information about New Year New You 2022 and Smokefree City & Hackney visit www.smokefreecityandhackney.org or call us on 0800 046 9946.

(05.01.22)

Smokefree

Safe Connections

Our Suicide Prevention Helpline number is: 0300 561 0115 and currently operates Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. We are a self-referral service that provides a warm and safe space to explore suicidal feelings, triggers, and the underlying causes. We will support callers to find and access other local services in the community, that can support to manage, or reduce suicidal feelings.

Anyone who calls outside of our operating hours can leave an answerphone message and we will get back to them as soon as possible. Or, if making the first call is challenging for someone, then people can email us at safeconnections@mithn.org.uk and we can call them to start conversations and connections.

(05.01.22)

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