Men’s Health Week and Windrush Day
Last week was Men’s Health Week. Did you know that one in five men die before the age of 65? There are many reasons for this: some don’t access services that they need, many don’t speak to others (especially friends and family) about poor mental health and others don’t know how to check and challenge their mental health. Men’s Health Forum published a Hayne’s Manual called the Man MOT for the Mind packed with challenges and helpful tips for keeping a check on your mental health. Men’s Health Forum also offer a range of support specifically for men who were assigned ‘female’ at birth and/or those who identify as trans men in their Your Body, Your Health book, written by trans men. There are a range of topics, including how to maintain a healthy diet, exercise and all about your mental health.
Last month as part of Carers Week City Connections held it’s first male-only event. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Newsletter as from July we’ll be hosting a ‘City Gents’ Men’s Support Group.
Last week, Monday June 22, was Windrush Day. The day honours the British Caribbean community, and the half a million people who travelled to the UK after the Second World War. The first Windrush Day was held on June 22 2018. More people than ever before are taking part this year to support the Windrush Generation, and show sympathy with the hardships they have endured.
Hoxton Health Toenail cutting service
The Neaman Practice are advertising a toenail cutting service delivered by Hoxton Health a registered charity. The service, which costs £15, is available to City and Hackney registered patients/residents deemed as vulnerable, over 55, living alone or a carer – at risk of mobility issues or falls.
To refer someone, phone Hoxton Health on 020 7739 2533 and supply the person’s name and their phone number. Hoxton Health will then contact people direct to make an appointment.
Clinics are available at:
Hoxton Health, St Leonard’s Hospital, Nuttal Street, N1 5LZ
Fountayne Road Health Centre, 1A Fountayne Rd, Cazenove, London N16 7EA
Nightingale Practice 10 Kenninghall Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 8BY
Home visits: The service is available to people unable to attend clinic. Please note you must be able to independently sit up, remove shoes and socks, and handle money, or you must have a carer present to use the service. https://hoxtonhealth.org/foot-health/
The Neaman Practice continues to offer the NHS GP referral service. The podiatry clinic at the Neaman Practice is still running, this happens every six weeks and is available via GP referral.
The information above is taken from the Healthwatch City of London website
Public Health Update
Walk-in Vaccination Clinic – No NHS Number Required Saturday 19 June / 8.30am to 7.30pm
There will be a no questions asked walk-in vaccination clinic delivering the Pfizer vaccine this coming weekend in Tower Hamlets:
Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, E3 4QY, Tower Hamlets
Vaccine Available: Pfizer
Eligibility: People aged over 25 (No NHS Number or proof of identity required)
Transport: Closest Tube Station is Mile End, Bus routes 277, 339, 425, D6.
The clinic will run without the requirement for an appointment, NHS number or any form of ID from patients – we are hoping to attract people who do not have access to a GP/who are undocumented – so please do forward this onto any partners or direct beneficiaries who could benefit from this information.
Bangladesh50 Celebration Event – Stories of 71 – Walking Tour & Celebration Event – Sunday 4 July
With lockdown finally easing and the sun making an appearance, Toynbee Hall is delighted to open its doors on Sunday 4th July – inviting you to two events celebrating the history of Bengalis (in the UK and Bangladesh) during the liberation struggle in 1971.
With storytelling and music as a powerful and important aspect of Bengali culture, we’ve been working with Swadhinata Trust, Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives and Shamim Azad to capture some of this heritage in an exciting and interactive way. So come join us on Sunday 4th July for a performative story & music walking tour around the East End in the morning or a community celebration in the afternoon – or both!
If you have questions about the events, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories of 71: Performative Music and Storytelling walking Tour Sunday 4th July – Meet at 10:45am outside Toynbee Hall 11am – 13:30
Join local storyteller Shamim Azad, musicians Paul Burgess and Amith Dey, and the Swadhinata Trust as we journey through the local area, visiting places that hold a connection to British Bengali Heritage and the 1971 War of Independence. At each location, Shamim will lead a short story & musical performance to capture some of this important heritage. This is a free event but booking is required as numbers are limited Please register on Eventbrite here
Stories of 71: Celebrating Bangladesh50 at Toynbee Hall Sunday 4th July 14:30 – 17:30
Come join us for an afternoon of music, food and community storytelling at Toynbee, where our historic halls were an important meeting site for Bengali activists during 1971. This is a free event but booking is required as numbers are limited Please register on Eventbrite here
Help Improve COL Accessibility
The Strategic Transportation and Road Danger Reduction Teams are doing some work on improving accessibility on our streets and are looking for volunteers to take part. They are investigating how features like crossings, kerbs, surfaces and street furniture affect different disabled people and their carers.
They are particularly interested to talk to people with the following characteristics, as they are currently under represented: • Mobility Scooter Users • People with dementia and their carers • People who are registered visually impaired but do not use a guide dog or long cane.
See further information on the flyer below.
City of London Police – Block nuisance calls
Public Health Updates
Over 40s Covid-19 vaccine clinic at St Leonard’s Hospital
This new clinic will take place in Block E, St Leonard’s Hospital, N1 5LZ every Thursday from 10am- 3pm starting 3rd June and run until the 1st July. To guarantee your appointment please ring 020 8356 3111, no NHS number is needed and you will only need to give a few straightforward details to book a place. You can also walk in without an appointment at any time between 10am and 2.30pm and you will be vaccinated subject to availability.
Take part in Debt Free London Workshops