Gentle Dusk

Advance Care Planning – Taking care of your Future Workshops

The materials from the Advance Care Planning – Taking care of your Future Workshops in Westminster on 25 March 2015 and Hammersmith on 2 April 2015 are now available to download:
Gentle Dusk Powerpoint Presentation
Gentle Dusk Advance Care Plan

Healthwatch Tri-Borough Forum District Nursing & Community Health Services

Date: 14 May 2015

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: St Pauls Church, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9PJ

Come along to the first Tri-Borough forums, these meetings are an opportunity for everyone to hear about local services, give their feedback and help work on ideas to improve services. At this meeting you will hear about local district nursing services. This group is open to anyone with an interest in health and social care services across H&F, K&C and Westminster, and replaces the previous ‘Out Of Hospital’ group. For more information contact or 020 8969 4852

In March 2015, NHS England announced a new Mental Health Taskforce which will develop a five year national strategy for mental health, covering all ages. The strategy will align to the Five Year Forward View and will be informed by a wide range of lived experience and professional expertise.

The Taskforce wants to ensure that a wide range of stakeholders have the opportunity to feed in, therefore Mind and Rethink Mental Illness are running a survey, the results of which will feed into the Taskforce.

The survey is now open at 

They would very much welcome your input into the survey.
The survey will close on 15 May 2015.

There is further information about the Mental Health Taskforce and how you can get involved available on Mind’s website.

Adfam’s new peer support group for older people affected by a loved one’s drug, medication or alcohol use meets for the first time on Thursday 30 April, 12.30 – 4pm at AGE UK London, 21 Saint George’s Road, London SE1 6ES (on the corner of Oswin St). The office is approximately two minutes from Elephant and Castle underground station.

The session will comprise of lunch, a facilitated peer support session, followed by a mindfulness session. All travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Adfam know from consultation that this group experiences a high level of need on this issue, and that affected individuals value peer support. If you know of anyone you think would benefit or like to attend, please forward these details. Those wishing to attend can contact Adfam via this email or on 020 7553 7640. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them.

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Following a successful pilot phase, Carers Trust and The Children’s Society Young Carers in Focus partners are launching the Young Carers in Schools programme across England on Thursday 30 April.

They are planning a range of media activity to take place on the day to promote the launch including engaging national and trade sector press, and using social media.  They will also be celebrating the success of 15 pilot schools across the country who have been working towards and achieved the Young Carers in Schools Award.

Further information is available here

If you have any questions about the programme or plan to use the resources provided below please contact Emily Carter, Schools Policy & Development Manager at Carers Trust.

Novus Homeshare is a scheme that matches people that need support and companionship in their home with people looking for accommodation and willing to help.

For more information please visit 

Homeshare flyer A5 2015

No Voice Unheard No Right Ignored: Come Have Your Say

13th May 2015
9.30 – 12.30
1 – 3.30
London Councils,
59 ½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL
Refreshments Provided

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