Category Archives: Westminster

Standing Together: Tackling Loneliness

Standing Together: Tackling Loneliness

What is Standing Together and who is it helping? The Mental Health Foundation’s Standing Together Project aims to improve the emotional health and community connections of older people living in supported housing, as well as to reduce loneliness and isolation. From late summer 2015, project staff have been facilitating weekly self-help groups for periods ofContinue Reading

European Patient Ambassador Programme

European Patient Ambassador Programme

The European Patient Ambassador Program (EPAP) is a free online programme that will introduce you to some of the skills and knowledge you may need to represent yourself or others successfully. You will be able join an online community of ambassadors where you can discuss shared experiences and receive information on opportunities to influence healthcareContinue Reading

Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain sessions in Kensington start on 16th May and run every Tuesday for 12 weeks (except 11th July) at St. Peter’s Church Kensington Park Road, W11 2PN (Opposite Stanley Gardens) from 3pm – 5pm. People with dementia and their carers from Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea are welcome toContinue Reading

Adfam’s Older Carers Project

Adfam’s Older Carers Project

Are you over 55 and affected by a loved one’s substance use? Adfam facilitates a peer support group for older carers affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use which meets monthly near Old Street. People offer one another practical and emotional advice, help and support in a friendly and non-judgmental environment, and some sessionsContinue Reading

Improving patient transport

Improving patient transport

You are invited to discuss proposals on how people will access patient transport across North West London hospitals at a Patient Transport Workshop. This follows on from a previous workshop held in October 2016 where people identified the most important elements for a common assessment process for hospital patient transport. When: Thursday 27 April 2017Continue Reading

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) launch the new Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) website.  https://www.beadproject.org.uk/ Bereavement through a loved one’s drug or alcohol use is a devastating, challenging and often isolating experience. BEAD’s peer support volunteers have had an immense impact improving the emotional wellbeing of a number of individuals bereaved in thisContinue Reading

Westminster ‘City For All’ Plan

Westminster ‘City For All’ Plan

The new leader of Westminster City Council, Nickie Aitkin, has launched her ‘City for All’ plan for 2017-18. The plan draws particular attention to people in need of affordable housing and those claiming benefits. Five new programmes start this year, including a focus on affordable housing and cleaner air. You can read the outline here

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