Carers Network is hiring

Carers Network is looking for two people to join their team as Carers Caseworkers. Three out of five people become an unpaid carer at some point in their lives, looking after a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without them because of an illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction. Most do so …

Operation Cup of Tea is back!

In the summer of 2017 following the Grenfell Tower Fire, Operation Cup of Tea created a regular hub in Tavistock Square to provide a friendly face, local information and a heart-warming cuppa to anyone who’d like it. The Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea are relaunching Operation Cup of Tea starting from Friday 20th July 2018 at Tavistock Square. The stall …

What does your GP mean to you?

The Royal College of General Practitioners, which represents family doctors in the UK, want to hear how you think the future of general practice should develop.

Whether you’re a GP, patient, or another healthcare professional, they want to hear your thoughts.

Take the survey

By completing this survey, you’ll be helping to influence the future of patient care, clinical standards and the GP workforce.

The survey should only take a few minutes.

Discover: North West London’s Health Research Register

Discover is a register of adults 18 and over living in North West London who are interested in health research and want to find out more about health research opportunities. Health research can range from participating in surveys, to having your blood tested, to testing new medical devices and phone apps, and sometimes participating in …

Summer in the City

Summer in the City is a guide to the hundreds of events and activities taking place for children and young people this summer. Most listings are open to residents of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster, unless otherwise stated. Activities include: Music cafe Performing arts Wellbeing workshops Swimming courses Soft play Adventure playground …

Closed: Places of Safety Lived Experience Research

 Please help to improve the service and environment at Places of Safety in North West London

The NHS is planning improvements to the service and environment at Places of Safety across the eight North West London boroughs (Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster).

The police can use the law (sections 136/135 of the Mental Health Act) to take people from a public/private place to a Place of Safety if they seem to be unwell and in need of care. At the Place of Safety mental health staff can assess a person’s needs and work out the best next steps for them.

We need to know from people with direct experience of Places of Safety (s136/5) in North West London what they think is most important to meet people’s needs in future.

What can you do?

  • If you have direct experience please consider giving your time to take the survey (below).
  • If you know someone with this experience, please let them know about the survey.
  • If you would like to arrange to take the survey in a person-to-person meeting or over the phone, please contact: samantha.holmes@rethink.org

Take the survey online