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NEWS & INFORMATION UPDATES

Falls Prevention in the City

The FREE Staying Steady programme (based on the Falls Prevention program by Laterlife Training) lasts for 24 weeks and takes place in Golden Lane Community Centre on Tuesdays 11am -12pm. It has been designed for those over 55 years old.

The classes focus on building and maintaining strength and balance to prevent you from having a fall. We work on strengthening the legs, developing a flexible back, improving posture and balance, and building more confidence. We will also provide you with a resistance band and an exercise manual so you can practice some of the exercises at home.

To attend our programme speak to your GP about getting a referral to MRS Independent Living or you could fill in the self-referral form on our website mrsindependentliving.org/staying-steady and email or post it to us.

For more info please contact Charlotte Seirberg Lead Postural Stability Instructor at MRS Independent Living at charlotte.seirberg@mrsindependentliving.org or leave a message on her mobile 07931557173.

(15.10.21)

Healthwatch City of London events

See below the next scheduled dates for Healthwatch City of Longon regular events for ‘Listening to City Carers’ and Mental Health and Wellbeing focus groups.

Listening to City Carers

Overview: An opportunity for Carer’s to provide feedback on their experience of Health and Social Care.

Date: Friday 22nd October

Time: 11am – 12noon

Link to join: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85823840940?pwd=cWYyZ1pWeDkrSXNWanMzWGorVE9yUT09

Meeting ID: 858 2384 0940

Passcode: 855067

Mental Health and Wellbeing focus group

Overview: The event is open to everyone and we will be discussing mental health provision in the City of London, identifying access issues and any gaps in the services provided to you. We will be joined by colleagues from MIND, East London Foundation Trust and City Connections.

Date: Thursday 18th November

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Link to join: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82400703243?pwd=Q0N4THRkTEVzNzZWbUYzQ0lkc2VtZz09

Meeting ID: 824 0070 3243

Passcode: 390856

Domestic or Sexual Abuse - Free & confidential support in the City of London. Support is also available in Bengali/ Sylheti.

Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial which takes place within an intimate or family relationship.

Abuse can include neglect, controlling behaviour, forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation. If you are being abused, remember you are not alone and that there is life after abuse.

We can help you by providing advice and support with:

• Improving your safety

• Housing and homelessness

• Finances and welfare benefits

• Access to legal services

• Parenting and children

• Emotional support

0203 795 5067

cityoflondon@solacewomensaid.org

solacewomensaid.org

(11.10.21)

Safe and Active in Later Life: Falls Prevention Virtual Event

In collaboration with East London Business Alliance

Learn strength and balance exercises to help prevent falls within the home

Both people in later life, and their families, have informed us that they would like better support to prevent falls. Did you know that falls are responsible for four out of five accident-related hospital admissions among people who are over the age of 65? The good news is that they can be prevented.

Maintaining an active lifestyle, and especially keeping good levels of strength and balance, can help to prevent falls. Simple adjustments to the home environment can also reduce your risk of falling.

With our partners, the RSA Group, and in collaboration with East London Business Alliance, we are pleased to announce that we will be running a free online Safe and Active in Later Life: Falls Prevention Event, on Thursday, October 14, at 1pm.

This free-to-attend event will focus on the role of strength and balance exercises in helping prevent falls, with a demonstration of specialist, evidence based effective exercise lead by Bex Townley from Later Life Training. Professor Dawn Skelton, from Glasgow Caledonian University, will be on hand to answer questions.

Are you in later life yourself? Do you have a family member or work with people in later life? Whichever applies – this event will have something for you!

Register here

COVID-19 vaccine updates

If you’re 16 or over and haven’t been vaccinated yet, please book your appointment straight away. You can also call 119 or simply walk-in to one of the local clinics listed on the Council website, see clinics across East and North London on the NHS grab a jab site. Those aged 12-15 will be offered the vaccine via their school or GP.

COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic

City Wellbeing Centre, 75-77 Middlesex Street, E1 7DA, Wed 13 October 10am–4pm. Pfizer vaccine, first doses for ages 16+ and second doses 8 weeks after the first.

Booster Covid-19 vaccines

Over 1.5 million people are being invited for a COVID-19 booster vaccine. When you get your invite, you can book online or by calling 119. Find out more about the Covid-19 booster and who is eligible on the NHS website. Find out more.

Flu vaccination

Help protect the NHS from being overwhelmed this winter by getting a flu vaccination. Those eligible for a flu vaccination, such as over 50s or those with a medical condition such as diabetes, can get a free flu jab at their local pharmacy or GP. Contact your GP to book a flu vaccination or use the NHS pharmacy search to find an appointment at a local chemist. Find out more.

(11.10.21)

ADASS Carer schedule of events

Hard work, dedication, compassion and loyalty of Carers across the Capital has ensured the Adult Social Care sector has continued to deliver high quality care over the past 18 months.

Within LondonADASS we would like to thank you for all your efforts by coordinating a schedule of amazing events https://londonadass.org.uk/events/

With the carers schedule, we are always working on adding events and refining. If you know anyone who has events for carers, please let us know! Just email Tristan.brice@LondonADASS.org.uk or programme.support.officer@LondonADASS.org.uk and we will add them to our schedule!

Weekly SingAlong

Every Friday 11:00 – 11:15 - a singalong for people with dementia and their carers. We can't wait to see all of our regular and new faces at our weekly SingAlong - it's really something special!

To join the Zoom Meeting click the following link

Meeting ID: 915 0495 3986 Passcode: 863427

(11.10.21)

Mela in the City

26 September | FREE Aldgate Square

Celebrate Bengali arts and culture this September at Aldgate Square. Have a go at Bengali dancing, make a rangoli design or get a henna tattoo, and enjoy a day of music, dance and poetry performances. Bursting with live performances, fantastic food and interactive workshops, Mela in the City is a free and fun outdoor event that offers something for all the family.

melainthecity.co.uk

(24.09.21)

Aim4Work

Shaw Trust's Aim4Work program supports City and Hackney Residents with common mental health problems back into sustainable employment.

We offer a free employment program where we support with CVs, Cover Letters, applications, interview prep and support around confidence building and wellbeing.

We also offer up to 6 months of in work support once a participant goes into work.

(24.09.21)

Mind in North East London, Safe Connections – Local Support for People Facing Suicide

Grief in Pieces is a suicide bereavement service for residents living in the Northeast boroughs: Hackney and the City of London, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering and Barking & Dagenham.

Grief in Pieces offers support through a range of options and is open to anyone who has been bereaved by suicide.

(24.09.21)

Resist, Reclaim and Reimagine: Remembering the Battle of Cable Street 85 years later

Sunday 3rd October, 3PM pm @ Toynbee Hall (DOORS OPEN AT 2pm)

'In an era of rising fascism and anti-Semitism in the UK, on the 4th October 1936, Oswald Mosely and his fascist party, planned to march through the East End, targeting the Jewish community. Despite public outcry and a petition submitted to parliament to stop the march, it was allowed to go ahead. In protest, around 300,000 people including local Jewish communities and their neighbours, Irish Dockers, Trade Unionists and Communists across the East End and London came together to challenge Oswald Mosely from marching across Cable street, galvanised by the slogan No Pasarán! (They Shall not pass).

Today we celebrate the 85th anniversary of this historic moment of community protest and solidarity. Join us on Sunday afternoon where we will have:

  • Archival material documenting the event itself and following protests in the local area throughout the ages.
  • A pop up stall by the East End Women's museum
  • Creative protest art workshop run by Riot Soup, a collective of black and brown women artists in London.
  • Practical self-defence session run by Bender Defenders to challenge hate crime
  • We will also have panel discussions that reflect on the Battle of Cable Street and what it means for the current struggles our communities face. Contributors include from Nijjor Manush (a Bengali led grassroots campaigning organisation) and Queer Night Pride (reclaiming the streets for LGBT), Yoav Segal (Arts Foundation award-winning film and theatre maker and social-action creative), David Rosenberg (Radical historian and author, of East End Walks).

Further speakers to be announced.

Get a chance to meet other people, share food and spend time at Toynbee's historic halls.

This event is free and open to the public but we do ask you to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/resist-reclaim-reimagine-remembering-battle-of-cable-street-tickets-171830919907

CALL OUT: If you have a personal family connection to the Battle of Cable Street and would like to share your story, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact farha.bi@toynbeehall.org.uk or call 07398 294110'

(24.09.21)

COVID-19 WINTER PLAN

The government has shared its COVID-19 WINTER PLAN.

This includes guidance on Safer behaviours and actions that reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We have shared below a guide to meeting others safely, which was put together by City & Hackney Older People's Reference Group. We hope this is useful in addressing any concerns you may have. (16.09.21)

National Eye Health Week - 20th - 26th September

"This year's National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 20 to 26 September 2021, promoting the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.

Many people think that a sight test is just about checking whether your vision needs correcting with glasses or contact lenses. But there are other important reasons to have a regular sight test.

A sight test is a vital check on the health of the eyes and includes the detection of eye conditions. Many of these, if found early, can be treated successfully, avoiding potential sight loss.

A sight test can also detect other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes."

Follow the website throughout the week to find information on the daily themes:

Monday 20 September 2021 - How's Your Sight Seeing? Eye test call to action & spotlight on red flag symptoms for poor eye health

Tuesday 21 September 2021 - Focus on Kids’ Eye Health

Wednesday 22 September 2021 - How to be Screen Smart

Thursday 23 September 2021 - Live Well, See Well - how your lifestyle can impact eye health

Friday 24 September 2021 - Help us light up social media with stories of why Vision Matters.

Saturday 25 September 2021 - Vision and Falls

Sunday 26 September 2021 - Good Vision for Driving

Find Your Local Optician

Eye Health Calculator

London Vision - Managing Sight Loss

Managing Sight Loss Being told you have sight loss can be scary and confusing for both you and your friends and family. But talking to people in a similar situation can really help. London Vision hosts Managing Sight Loss sessions both over the telephone, computer and in face-to-face groups to help people who are adjusting to life with sight loss.

The content of these sessions explains where to get help and advice, how to contact your local sensory team and how to explore simple solutions to everyday living with sight loss. The sessions also address the benefits of being registered as blind or partially sighted, introduce you to assistive technology and advise on how to get out and about with confidence. Most importantly, the sessions are an opportunity to hear from you and other participants, as well as any friends and family you would like to join.

If you would more information or to attend a session, get in contact on: 0203 761 3651 or info@londonvision.org

Details of the sessions are below:

  • 17 September 1pm – 2pm Lunchtime assistive technology drop in
  • 22 September 6pm – 7pm The joy of listening to books on a smart speaker
  • 24 September 1pm – 2pm Lunchtime assistive technology drop in
  • 29 September 6pm – 7pm Getting about confidently
  • 30 September 6pm – 7pm Life hacks for everyday living
  • 14 October 6pm – 7pm Theatre, arts, TV, hobbies and more

(15.09.21)

Dragon Cafe in the City - Activity Schedule

Visit the website for more information and to register.

(09.09.21)

Healthwatch City of London - Upcoming Events

Covid 19 booster and Flu vaccination programme update webinar

Wednesday 15th September 6pm – 7pm

Following the success of our COVID 19 vaccination programme webinar, on 10/3/2021, we’ll be hosting a second giving you the latest on the COVID 19 booster and flu vaccination programme that will be rolled out from September.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 15th September between 6pm – 7pm. We are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health, City of London & London Borough of Hackney, Dr Mark Rickets, C&H Chair NEL CCG and Clinical Lead Primary Care - NEL CCG & Health and Care Partnership.

This in an opportunity for you to find out the latest information on this initiative and ask your questions. Please spread the word to others who may not get our newsletter.

To join the webinar you can register on our Eventbrite page or to submit a question to the panel please email info@healthwatchcityoflondon.org.uk

Healthwatch City of London Annual General Meeting

Thursday 16th September 2pm – 4pm

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th September between 2pm – 4pm in which we’ll present our annual report, our annual accounts, giving an overview of our work from the previous year and outlining our plans for the coming year. We’ll be showcasing our top seven local priorities based on feedback from you and our own work. Core to our mission is making sure your voice is heard in the changing landscape of the delivery of health and social care provision across the City so please do join us.

Everyone is welcome to attend to meet the Healthwatch City of London team and to ask questions.

To join us you can register on our Eventbrite page or you can email info@healthwatchcityoflondon.org.uk

Annual Public Meeting

In October we will be holding our Annual Public meeting which is an opportunity or you to find out more from those who deliver our services. We are lining up some exciting speakers and we’ll publish the details as soon as they are confirmed, so watch this space!

EloPE

In October we will also be welcoming the team from the East London Cardiovascular Prevention programme to talk about their work across East London and how you can prevent and improve your cardiovascular health. We’ll be announcing details soon, so please check on our website.

City Connections September Newsletter

Bags of Taste Cookery Classes

(03.09.21)

Carers Trust - Working for Carers Event - How to mentally prepare yourself for getting ready for work

September 16th 10:30 - 12:30

About this event

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

This session is for unpaid carers aged 25 or over who are interested in moving closer to employment and will cover:

  • Information on mental health
  • Employer’s responsibility towards their employees
  • How to Mentally prepare & get ready to return to the work
  • How to develop Resilience at Work
  • How to Negotiate things with the employer-Be Assertive

This online session will be run using zoom - once registered, and eligibility criteria checked, we will provide you with the link to join the session.

Eligibility criteria: - Unpaid carer or former carer - aged 25 and over - living in London - not in any paid work

Register here for tickets

(23.08.21)

Job Vacancy at Toynbee Hall

Community Advocate Coordinator

Contract type: Permanent Working hours: Part-time 17,5 hours per week – includes some regular evening and weekend work

Salary: £27,000 per annum (pro rata) = £13,500 per annum Location: 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS and undertaking outreach in and around City of London

Deadline for applications: Monday 20 September 2021 (9.00am) Shortlisted candidates invited to stage 2 and given tasks brief: Thursday 23 September 2021 Stage 2 tasks: Thursday 30 September 2021

Click Here for more Info: Toynbee Hall

Please submit application to application@toynbeehall.org.uk

(17.08.21)

London ADASS Singalong - Every Friday

Click Here for the Zoom link

(17.08.21)

Upcoming Healthwatch City of London Events

One of Healthwatch City of London’s purposes is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. To do that we need to hear from you so we provide a number of regular events where we can exchange views and raise issues or concerns. Ideally, we’d like to hold them face to face, but because of the current pandemic we are restricted to Zoom events.

Please see a list of our events below with joining details.

Change of date Listening to City Carer’s event – Friday 27th August

Overview: An opportunity for Carer’s to provide feedback on their experience of Health and Social Care.

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Joining details:
https://zoom.us/j/96737224444?pwd=bWE5R3l3OGVvY21tbDRpcURqOXFmdz09

Meeting ID: 967 3722 4444 Passcode: 364136 Dial in: 0208 080 6591

Vaccination walk in centres

There are a number of walk in, pharmacy and vaccinations centres across the City and Hackney where you can just walk in for a vaccination. Vaccinations are available for anyone over the age of 18 for first and second doses through out August.

Just turn up or secure an appointment by calling 119 or going to nhs.uk/ coronavirus

Pharmacy clinics:

Bees Pharmacy. 199–201 Rushmore Road, E5 0HD

AstraZeneca-Oxford or Pfizer

Monday–Friday 9am–6.30pm Saturday 9am–4pm

Boots. 120 Fleet Street, EC4A 2BE

Moderna

Monday–Friday 8.30am–5.30pm Closed for lunch 12 noon–1pm

Clockwork Pharmacy. 398–400 Mare Street, E8 1HP

AstraZeneca-Oxford

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am–7pm Thursday and Saturday 9am–6pm

Day Lewis. 75–77 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8AD

AstraZeneca-Oxford

Saturdays 9.30am–4.30pm

Haggerston Pharmacy. 201 Haggerston Road, E8 4HU

AstraZeneca-Oxford or Pfizer

Monday–Saturday 9am–5pm Sunday (from 15 August) 9.30am–4.30pm

Murrays Pharmacy. 96–98 Murray Grove, N1 7QP

Moderna

Monday–Friday 9am–6pm Saturday 9am–5pm

Silverfields Pharmacy. 141 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS

AstraZeneca-Oxford or Pfizer

Monday–Saturday 9am–6.30pm

Spring Pharmacy. 233 Hoxton Street, N1 5LG

Moderna or Pfizer

Monday–Friday 9.30am–6pm Saturday 9.30am–5pm

COVID-19 vaccine clinics:

John Scott Health Centre. 220 Green Lanes, N4 2NU

AstraZeneca-Oxford or Pfizer

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am–6.30pm Sunday 9am–12.30pm and 2pm–4.30pm

St Leonards Hospital vaccination centre. Block E, Nuttall Street, N1 5LZ

Pfizer

Monday–Friday 10am–6pm Saturday 12 noon–7pm

The Vaccination Centre. 3a Bocking Street, E8 3RU

AstraZeneca-Oxford or Pfizer

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 9am–6.30pm Sunday 9am–12.30pm and 2pm–4.30pm

Pop up Vaccination Clinics

You can attend a local vaccination pop-up clinic by walking in or calling 020 8356 3111 to confirm your appointment.

Community groups across the City and Hackney are running pop-up walk-in clinics for those 18+ who need their first dose and those who need their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

14 and 15 August 10am-3pm, Shoreditch Park, 188 New N Rd, N1 6TA

18 and 19 August 5pm-9.30pm, Clapton Common, E5 9AA

21 and 22 August 10am-3pm, Hackney Marshes, E9 5PF

22 August 12-4pm, Morningside Community Centre, Cresset Road, E9 6SJ

29 August 2pm-6pm, The Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, E5 0PU

1 September 10am-2pm, Ridley Road Market Ridley Road, E8 2PD

8 September 9am-1pm, The Edge Youth Hub 7 Woodberry Grove, N4 1SN

18 September 11am-3pm, Clissold Park, Near Clissold Park House, N16 9HJ

(16.08.21)

Enhanced Self-Isolation Support Service

(16.08.21)

New Online Vegan Lunch Club Sessions

Please see info below for more details:

(13.08.21)

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

020 7332 1224 

(05.08.21)

Volunteer Opportunity at VC Hackney - Can you help us get City residents talking about health?

Join our team of health & wellbeing Volunteer Researchers! Do you have ideas for how the City’s communities could be healthier and happier? Do you think people like you should have a say in what issues should be included as priorities? Would you be up for talking to your friends, family, people in your community, about this too? Our local authority is leading on a strategy for health and wellbeing in our areas. We are working to make sure real people, representing all of City’s diversity, get a real say in what goes in it. The project will run from now until mid-September.

Become a ‘volunteer researcher’.  You would engage with your friends and family, plus people in your wider community, asking them questions about health and wellbeing where they live. You would do this through asking people to fill in a survey, 1 on 1 interviews and maybe even hosting a group discussion or doing a stall at a community event. 

This would involve: Getting trained in how to do this and receiving ongoing support from our staff and the other volunteers; engaging with friends and family and people in your wider community. In total we estimate this to require roughly 10 hours per month for the three month duration of the project. Benefits: a £50 voucher to recognise your valuable input; the chance to play a big role in shaping City’s health & wellbeing strategy; experience which can go on your CV.

Get involved by clicking on ‘Register Interest’ here, or to find out more, please contact Cornelia at cornelia.harrison@vchackney.org or on 07305086348.

(05.08.21)

Toynbee Hall Update

See below for upcoming events and projects at Toynbee Hall

(05.08.21)

City Connections' August Newsletter

Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Survey

'The Drive Partnership are launching a survey on victim and survivor’s views of perpetrator work, so that the upcoming perpetrator strategy has their voices and experiences at its core. They would be really grateful if you could share this survey with your networks, to help them get a wide range of input on this. If you are able to help with this, below are suggested tweets and images if needed. The deadline for the survey is 1st August.

Over 2 million adults experience #DomesticAbuse each year. @DriveProjectUK need to hear from victims and survivors on how to deal with the people who cause abuse. Please complete this survey & share with anyone you think could help.'

Survey

http://driveproject.org.uk

(29.07.21)

Volunteer with Hackney Volunteer Centre

Join our team of health & wellbeing Volunteer Researchers! Do you have ideas for how Hackney and the City’s communities could be healthier and happier? Do you think people like you should have a say in what issues should be included as priorities? Would you be up for talking to your friends, family, people in your community, about this too? Our local authorities are leading on a strategy for health and wellbeing in our areas. We are working to make sure real people, representing all of Hackney and City’s diversity, get a real say in what goes in it. The project will run from now until early September.

Become a ‘volunteer researcher’. You would engage with your friends and family, plus people in your wider community, asking them questions about health and wellbeing where they live. You would do this through asking people to fill in a survey, 1 on 1 interviews and maybe even hosting a group discussion or doing a stall at a community event. This would involve: Getting trained in how to do this and receiving ongoing support from our staff and the other volunteers; engaging with friends and family and people in your wider community. In total we estimate this to require roughly 10 hours per month for the three month duration of the project. Benefits: a £50 voucher to recognise your valuable input; the chance to play a big role in shaping Hackney and City’s health & wellbeing strategy; experience which can go on your CV.

To find out more, please contact Richard at richard.howlett@vchackney.org or on 07305 786174.

(29.07.21)

Free Online Training and Resources for Carers

OpenLearn - Free Learning from the Open University

'This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a carer, whether in a paid or unpaid role.'

'Caring for adults is an introductory course for carers or those considering a care role in a variety of settings. It addresses a number of key questions on topics including: good communication, mental health awareness, palliative and end-of-life care, positive risk-taking and looking after your self.'

You can complete the course in your own time, and in any order. There is no need for registration.

Caring for Adults

E-Learning - Supporting Unpaid Carers

What is it?

A free online resource to support the vital care that unpaid carers provide. We hope the e-learning will help you take care of yourself and carry out your day to day caring role.

Who is it for?

Anyone who provides care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem or other health and care needs.

What does it offer?

Bespoke bite-sized e-learning sessions for carers, developed with expert advice from Carers UK, with links to organisations offering more advice on topics relevant to that session.

Online links and a downloadable resource guide, colour coded by topic, that provide help on issues such as your rights to benefits, support for carers and caring for those with visual or hearing impairment.

Access to Agylia Care who offer free guides and videos on care and support topics, including children’s care, learning disabilities and support for carers.

Specialised e-learning on topics such as dementia, mental health, physical disability, infection protection and end of life care.

Care Matters: A resource to support unpaid carers

Carers UK - Learning for Living

'The interactive e-learning programme, Learning for Living, helps carers develop greater understanding of the unique skills and knowledge they apply on a day-to-day basis in their caring role, and how they can transfer these skills to the workplace.

Previous research by the charity shows 2.6 million people have given up their job to care unpaid for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

The aim of the e-learning programme is to boost confidence amongst unpaid carers, who regularly carry out complex tasks, manage finances and communicate in a range of situations, but often underestimate the value of these skills when job searching or looking at changing roles.

Based on a programme developed by City & Guilds with Carers UK, this edition of Learning for Living was funded by the Department for Health and Social Care and developed with the insight of carers who fed back on the content and outcomes of the learning.

It is a free online resource and has today been made available to unpaid carers across the UK.'

Learning for Living

(29.07.21)

Help To Get Online

If you need help to get online, or you would like to improve your IT skills, one of the following schemes could be for you.

Contact kevin@cityconnections for more information, or to request a copy of the registration form.

(23.07.21)

Summer Scheme - Activities for Young People

Mary Ward Centre - New Courses for September 2021

'Our new programme of courses starting September 2021 is now available to join. There are lots to choose from whether you are looking to learn new skills, get a job or a better job, start a new career, improve your health and wellbeing or try something new and feel good about yourself. Click here to browse the full range. Courses take place at one of our centres or online.'

(22.07.21)

The Reader - A new weekly activity with City Connections

Self Isolation Support

Hackney Council and City of London Corporation are running an 8-week pilot project at Pembury and Woodberry Down estates in Hackney and Mansell Street, Middlesex Street and Golden Lane estates in the City in July and August. The project aims to better support residents who need to self-isolate for 10 days and who struggle to do so. Any household in one of the pilot areas where a positive case is found can access the support.

'If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you live with someone who has tested positive, there is help available!

The Council is running a short-term project offering extra support to people living at Pembury and Woodberry Down, Middlesex Street and Golden Lane estates in July and August.

Call the Covid-19 Helpline on 020 8356 3111, and select option 3 when you have tested positive, or live with someone who has tested positive.

We can offer home delivery of a care package that includes a PCR test and a supply of PPE for your household, welfare calls, advice on how to keep your household safe and free hotel accommodation for household members of a positive case if they cannot successfully self-isolate at home.

Don’t wait - there is support available. Let’s stop Covid-19 in its tracks and keep your household safe!'

(22.07.21)

Stay Safe During The Heatwave

Follow the steps below and check on others. Click here for more NHS guidance

(20.07.21)

Dragon Cafe in the City

DRAGON CAFÉ IN THE CITY WELCOMES ANYONE WHO IS FEELING THE PRESSURES OF WORK OR LIFE IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF LONDON.

Dragon Café in the City runs as a fortnightly programme of events for who wish to release the pressure, break the stress cycle, and build resilience, free and open to all, we welcome you to our sessions.

Please visit our What’s On page for programmes, dates and more.

(20.07.21)

How safe do women feel within the City of London?

'This is a survey being conducted on behalf of CoLP Public Protection Unit to be completed by women who study, visit, work and live in the City.

If you are a woman who visits the Square Mile or lives within the Square Mile, please complete this short survey to help ensure appropriate measures are put into place to keep women and girls safe. It should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. '

(02.07.21)

Volunteer role for City and Hackney peer researchers at Volunteer Centre Hackney

'Join our team of health & wellbeing Volunteer Researchers!

Do you have ideas for how Hackney and the City’s communities could be healthier and happier? Do you think people like you should have a say in what issues should be included as priorities? Would you be up for talking to your friends, family, people in your community, about this too?

Our local authorities are leading on a strategy for health and wellbeing in our areas. We are working to make sure real people, representing all of Hackney and City’s diversity, get a real say in what goes in it.

The project will run for three months and there are two ways to get involved.

Become a ‘volunteer researcher’. You would engage with your friends and family, plus people in your wider community, asking them questions about health and wellbeing where they live. You would do this through asking people to fill in a survey, 1 on 1 interviews and maybe even hosting a group discussion or doing a stall at a community event. This would involve: Getting trained in how to do this and receiving ongoing support from our staff and the other volunteers, engaging with friends and family and people in your wider community. Benefits: a £50 voucher to recognise your valuable input; the chance to play a big role in shaping Hackney and City’s health & wellbeing strategy; experience which can go on your CV.

Join the ‘steering group’. You would be playing the role of ‘volunteer researcher’ and have a bigger say in how this project happens. How should we promote the project to reach all of Hackney and City’s diverse communities? What kind of training will people need so they can do a great job gathering people’s views? This would involve: up to four meetings where you have the chance to shape the project plus occasional phone calls/ emails with our staff. Benefits: a voucher to recognise your valuable input; the chance to play a big role in shaping Hackney and City’s health & wellbeing strategy; experience which can go on your CV.

We estimate the time commitment to be approximately 10 hours per month for the standard role and 14 hours per month for the Steering Group role for the three month duration of the project.'

More information and registration here

(02.07.21)

City Connections Activities for July

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.

https://www.windrushday.org.uk/

(28.06.21)

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

(28.06.21)

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.

(17.06.21)

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 whenwespeak@toynbeehall.org.uk

  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

(15.06.21)

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.

(15.06.21)

City of London Police - Block nuisance calls

(09.06.21)

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.

Find out more

(07.06.21)

Take part in Debt Free London Workshops

(07.06.21)

Become a Public Health Community Champion

See the poster below and sign up here

(27.05.21)

Compassion in Dying

For our Carers Call on 24th May we were joined by Compassion in Dying for a very informative presentation on ways to prepare for end of life care.

Compassion in Dying can help you prepare for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes.  

They can support you to plan for your treatment and care, in case a time comes when you can’t make decisions. This helps you get the support that’s right for you, when you need it. When what matters most to you is known and recorded, it makes it easier for your family, friends and healthcare professionals to follow your wishes, giving everyone peace of mind.

For more information visit Compassion in Dying

If you are interested in attending future City Connections information sessions, contact info@cityconnections.org.uk

(26.05.21)

Blue and Red Badge parking schemes

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national arrangement that offers special parking provision for some people with disabilities, and enables parking for either drivers or passengers closer to the required destination. The scheme is administered by local authorities who deal with applications and assessments as well as the issue of the badges. If you are registered blind or have a mobility disability you may be entitled to a blue badge – contact your local council for details.

The City of London also runs its own Red Badge scheme. This allows residents and workers in the City with registered disabilities to receive parking dispensations within the City or Square Mile. Some of the dispensations under the Red Badge scheme are not covered by the national Blue Badge scheme – so if you live in the City of London it’s a good idea to register for both.

What is the difference between a Blue Badge and Red Badge?

The Blue Badge scheme is a national one, whereas the Red Badge applies only to City of London residents.

As a Blue Badge holder you can park for an extra hour, for free, at payment parking bays after the expiry of the purchased time. Red Badge holders can park at parking and disabled bays without paying.

Blue and Red Badge holders cannot park: in a suspended bay; on single or double yellow lines (Red Badge holders can park on a single yellow line for 30 minutes); where there is a loading restriction indicated by yellow chevrons on the kerb stone; on the pavement or footway; in a bus lane; in a bay reserved for specific users (eg a doctor's bay); where there is a dropped kerb or raised carriageway.

As general guide, for the Red Badge Scheme, you may qualify if you receive the higher rate Disability Living Allowance, are registered blind or have a permanent disability which makes walking very difficult. From 30 August 2019, both the Blue and Red Badge schemes extend to people with hidden disabilities, including those with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health conditions. From this date, people with non-visible medical conditions and disabilities will have the same right to access disabled parking as people with visible disabilities.

To register, download the forms from the City of London website

Telephone : 020 7332 1548 Email: Parking.Administration@cityoflondon.gov.uk

(26.05.21)

Summer in Aldgate

Please below for information regarding the forthcoming 'Summer in Aldgate' event.

(12.05.21)

Mental Health Awareness Week

10th -16th May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Week, this year the theme is ‘Nature’.

The Mental Health Foundation has many ways to get involved, an FAQ sheet and a resource pack available on their website.

See our previous update below for services and resources available to City residents.

(12.05.21)

Healthwatch City of London

Healthwatch are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services: "We’re here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care. Our sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. We focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed. We work to get services right for the future."

To find out more about what Healthwatch do and how they can help you, go their website for a video explainer.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Healthwatch are hosting a Mental Health and Wellbeing Focus Group this coming Friday 14th May, 11:00 - 12:00.

Joining details: https://zoom.us/j/91874111747?pwd=N3N1eCtOTFdpU1dxbEpHaVBSYUQ4Zz09

Meeting ID: 918 7411 1747 Passcode: 276063 Dial in: 0203 481 5240 United Kingdom

(12.05.21)

Mental Health Awareness Week - Services and Resources

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. Please see below for a list of mental health and wellbeing services available to City residents. Do contact us at info@cityconnections.org.uk or call 02039579844 if you would like further information.

City Connections Befriending offers befriending services for those who are feeling socially isolated. Contact info@cityconnections.org.uk or call 02039579844 for more information.

Speak directly to NHS Volunteer Responders 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week) Check in and Chat Service. Referrals can also be made on behalf of a resident to NHS Volunteer Responders.

Talk Changes can help you find ways to manage your mind and make changes, so you can live life to the full. We are a confidential NHS service for adults registered with a GP in City and Hackney. Website Phone: 020 7683 4278

Family Action offer a listening ear, focusing on help or guidance on family issues. They also provide longer-term support through regular Befriending or Counselling. The service runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm. Contact through live web chat, text, phone call or email. Telephone: 0808 802 6666 Text message: 07537 404 282 Email: familyline@family-action.org.uk Website

City Wellbeing Centre has a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre for City residents, offering counselling and psychotherapy. The service is open to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. It is currently online due to the pandemic. Book an initial appointment via the website, telephone or email. Email: appointments@tavistockrelationships.org Telephone: 020 7380 1960 Website

City and Hackney Carers Centre offer counselling sessions on a sliding scale pricing system, starting at £5. The costs go towards covering the running costs of the service. The service is available for unpaid carers living in the City and Hackney. You can refer yourself by completing a form on the website. (Carers Only)

City and Hackney Wellbeing Network aims to build resilience to prevent the onset of mental health problems and to alleviate issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood. The network will also support people with severe and enduring mental health conditions. They can’t guarantee eligibility for 1:1 or face-to-face support. However, they will consider your referral and help to signpost you towards Digital support if that is the case. Website

East London NHS Foundation Trust All services are currently open for business and receiving both routine and urgent referrals. People who are known to the service can contact their Duty Worker, as usual. The Donald Winnicott Centre covers the City of London and their phone number is 020 7033 6100.

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to offer free confidential support to you, whatever you may be going through. Contact via telephone call, email or post. Telephone: 116 123 Email: jo@samaritans.org Website

The City & Hackney Mental Health Crisis Line number is changing to Freephone 0800 073 0006. The helpline is a 24-hour service for people of any age who have long term psychological issues or who have experienced sudden crisis (e.g. bereavement). They offer confidential expert advice and guidance support and referrals to local services if needed.

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. The helpline is for supporting anyone who feels they have reached a moment of crisis. They are open every day from 4.30pm to 10.30pm. Leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and contact number, or email support@sane.org.uk and a professional or senior volunteer will get back to you as soon as practicable. Website

The award-winning Dragon Café in the City is free and open to anyone working or living in the City and provides a (virtual) space for them to release the pressure, try something new, and engage in creative activities designed to foster positive mental and physical wellbeing. The sessions are held on Wednesday fortnightly. The programme of events can be found here at Dragon Café in the City Website

The Mindfulness Association offers free daily Zoom mindfulness sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening, followed by tea and company. Website

Medito is a free app with no adverts which you can download from the App Store or Google Play on a smartphone. They have a range of short mindfulness and meditation clips to listen to, offering space to switch off and better cope with depression, stress, anxiety and other negative states of mind. They have lots of different types of clips, from helping you sleep better, to coping better with the pandemic. Website

Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service for young people aged 11-19 years in City and Hackney. Kooth has no referrals or waiting lists and young people can access it anonymously. It’s open 365 days a year from noon to 10pm weekdays and from 6 to 10pm on Saturday and Sundays. Website

Every Mind Matters A campaign run by Public Health England giving tips and advice to help you look after yours mental health and wellbeing. Website

(11.05.21)

City & Hackney Public Health Updates

AstraZeneca Vaccine bloodcot information leaflet

Community Collect: rapid COVID-19 testing

From Friday 9 April everyone in the UK is being encouraged to get tested for Covid-19 twice a week. As national restrictions ease, rapid testing is a critical way to reduce the spread and keep us on track with the roadmap out of lockdown. Rapid Covid-19 tests are free and provide results within 30 minutes. If you don’t already access rapid testing through an educational setting, or workplace, there are a number of ways you can access rapid tests by:

Ordering home testing kits to your home

Collecting home testing kits from a collection point, such as a pharmacy, community centre, or testing centre. Use the NHS Covid-19 test and vaccination site finder tool

Visiting a rapid testing centre

(10.05.21)

Open Now - New Support for Mental Health

The brand new Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre for City residents* and workers with a workplace located in the postcodes EC1-EC4 is open.

Book here for online counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups who are experiencing any of a range of emotional and psychological difficulties – whatever your income or circumstances

*(and those living in neighbouring boroughs, i.e. Tower Hamlets, Camden, Westminster, Islington, Hackney, Southwark and Lambeth)

How the Centre Can Help

The Centre enables you to explore and address difficulties online such as:

Depression, Anxiety, Struggles with marital and relationship issues and those relating to family and work life, Sexual problems, Self-esteem issues, Life transitions, such as moving towards retirement. If you would like to know more about our service call us:

0207 380 1960

Read the WellBeing Centre Director, Damian McCann’s article on the ways in which the services offer help to workers or residents in the City and surrounding areas. Read more >

(04.05.21)

Community Collect: rapid COVID-19 testing

From Friday 9 April everyone in the UK is being encouraged to get tested for Covid-19 twice a week. As national restrictions ease, rapid testing is a critical way to reduce the spread and keep us on track with the roadmap out of lockdown. Rapid Covid-19 tests are free and provide results within 30 minutes. If you don’t already access rapid testing through an educational setting, or workplace, there are a number of ways you can access rapid tests by:

Ordering home testing kits to your home

Collecting home testing kits from a collection point, such as a pharmacy, community centre, or testing centre. Use the NHS Covid-19 test and vaccination site finder tool

Visiting a rapid testing centre

(29.04.21)

Smokefree City & Hackney is now live!

Free local Stop Smoking support services in City of London and Hackney.

From 26 April 2021, Smokefree City & Hackney is offering free, personal and confidential support to stop smoking for those living, studying or working in the City of London and Hackney, or who are registered with a City and Hackney GP.

Research shows that smokers are three times more likely to quit with support and medication compared to quitting on their own. Smokefree City and Hackney offers a flexible programme, enabling current smokers to access support and medication (free to those who don't pay for prescriptions) to quit smoking. Individuals signing up to the service will access a free high quality evidence based service, one-to-one support with a trained Stop Smoking Advisor for up to 12 weeks, along with access to your choice of medication. Due to the impact of COVID-19, one-to-one support is currently telephone based. For more information about the support available visit smokefreecityandhackney.org/support

Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children Services Committee, Randall Anderson, said:

“This is a valuable service to the City and one that will help many people who want to stop smoking."

“We know that stopping smoking can be hard, but you don’t have to do it on your own."

“There’s lots of support available to give you the help you need to give up cigarettes. You are more likely to stop smoking for good with the right support.”

If you are a smoker and interested in quitting, please contact Smokefree City & Hackney via the online referral form smokefreecityandhackney.org/referral or call our freephone number 0800 046 9946.

(27.04.21)

AstraZeneca Vaccine: How do you weigh up the risks and benefits?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-56665396

(27.04.21)

Coaching for Unpaid Carers - From Bitter to Better Hackney Carers

Hackney Carers

City & Hackney Carers Centre

Main telephone: 020 8533 0951 

Option 1: Friday, May 7, 2021
10:30am-12:30pm (10:15am registration and introductions) Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvfuuvqDwsGNBADxYMCnlabd6C2bUk7I3Y

Option 2: Wednesday June 2, 2021 - 10:30am-12:30pm (10:15am registration and introductions) Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdOCrpjMuHdJJ6i-jxtrLS5aYBlymVOwi

When you’ve been hurt, it can be difficult to let go and move on. But holding onto bitterness and resentment can harm our relationships, and leave us feeling stressed and depressed. If you want to learn how to let go of bitterness and resentment, come along to one of our upcoming workshops with Coaching for Unpaid Carers. You will learn how to release yourself from the cycle of bitterness and resentment, and we will share some techniques for cultivating forgiveness for yourself and others. Lastly, we will share with you some of our top tips for keeping your cool in the midst of conflict. We are running this workshop on two different days. Places are limited so book now to secure yours. 

(22.04.21)

Covid-19 Vaccinations and Blood Clotting Information

Please find some useful information and age related tables: Click Here

(20.4.21)

Unpaid Carer Vaccinations

A reminder that if you are an unpaid carer you are eligible to have the COVID 19 vaccination. You should register with your GP as a carer if you haven't already.

Once you are registered as a carer with your GP practice you will be able to book in your vaccination via the national booking service website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

You will not need proof of ID when booking your vaccination in this way.

Alternatively you can contact your GP or call 119 to arrange your vaccination.

(20.04.21)

Smokefree City & Hackney

Smokefree City & Hackney is your local NHS stop smoking service, and we are continuing our work to help smokers quit during the pandemic: as we cannot currently see smokers in person we are running telephone and email support and advice sessions and arranging to supply stop smoking medications via local pharmacies. You can contact Smokefree City & Hackney by calling 0800 046 9946.

You can also follow Smokefree City & Hackney on twitter @SmokefreeCandH

Or visit the webpage here: Smokefree City & Hackney

(19.4.21)

Toenail Cutting Service

In their March Bulletin Healthwatch City of London provided an update on toenail cutting services:

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.

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.

At Healthwatch City of London are meeting with the Head of podiatry from Homerton Hospital and City and Hackney CCG commissioner of the services, to discuss and resolve the on going issues Neaman Practice patients are experiencing in booking appointments at the podiatry clinic. Let us know of your experience: If you have experienced problems whilst trying to access this service, please let us know by emailing info@healthwatchcityoflondon.org.uk

(15.04.21)

FREE Covid-19 Pop Up Vaccine Clinic for Black and other Hackney and City of London communities

Are you aged 50+? Are you aged 16+ and at higher risk from Covid-19 because you have an underlying health condition that makes you clinically vulnerable (such as asthma, diabetes or HIV) Are you a carer for someone elderly, disabled or high risk? Do you consider yourself homeless or undocumented? Are you unable to access public funds or register with a GP? You are eligible to attend these community pop-up clinics

Thursday 15 April, 10 – 2pm

Halkevi Community Centre

31-33 Dalston Lane

London E8 3DF

Friday 16 April, 2 – 6pm

Pembury Community Centre

1 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane

London E8 1FA

Hosted by Community African Network (CAN) and Support When It Matters (SWIM).

All ethnicities are welcome to the clinic. Pre-booking will guarantee a slot for you. To pre-book, please call Ola (CAN) on 07518020494 or Peter (SWIM) on 07557260174.

CAN will provide language support in French, Lingala, Portuguese, Swahili Somali, Tigranya and Yoruba.

(13.04.21)



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