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Student Volunteering Week: Meet Aliki

This Student Volunteering Week, we wanted to hear from our wonderful volunteers, without whom our work would not be possible. We asked Aliki Myrianidi, who joined us as a Dignity Champion Volunteer, to share her motivation for volunteering and her experiences of working with Healthwatch Central West London. Why I chose to volunteer with Healthwatch …
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Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Are you under 18 and care for a family member or friend? Do you help them with practical tasks, such as shopping, cooking and cleaning? Or perhaps you give them their medication, while also getting them dressed in the morning? If this sounds like you, then you are a young carer. Help from the council …
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Caring for Your Future

Every day 6,000 people become carers. Carers Rights Day is focusing on supporting people to prepare for the future by: Making carers aware of their rights Letting carers know where to get help and support Raising awareness of the needs of carers Where can you get support? Carers UK provide information, support and advice to …
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Volunteers Week 2018: Meet Jacky

The 1st – 7th June is National Volunteers Week. To celebrate the work of our volunteers, and to highlight the benefits of volunteering, we spoke to Jackie, one of our Dignity Champions, and active member of her Patient Participation Group. What inspired you to become a volunteer? In 2014 I was asked to represent my …
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World Autism Awareness Week

In the week leading up to World Autism Day, March 26th to April 2nd is dedicated to raising money and awareness for people with autism. Anyone can get involved this week: Autism Speaks is asking people to wear blue in support of campaigning for autism awareness Help fundraise Get involved with campaigns to support work, …
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Student Volunteering Week 2018: Meet Maryam

During February, organisations across the UK celebrated student volunteering week. We caught up with Maryam, a student at UCL who recently joined us to support our communications. What does your role involve? As part of my role I work with Flora to support communications and social media activity, and to look how Healthwatch CWL communicates …
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Healthwatch Annual Meeting 2017

On the 7th November we welcomed 100 Healthwatch members to our fourth annual meeting. Across the evening we heard from Healthwatch staff, volunteers, and trustees talking about the work we have achieved in the past year. This included updates from each borough, and focused presentations around Grenfell Tower and Charing Cross Hospital. We were also very …
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Let’s Talk Mental Health in Hammersmith & Fulham

This year mental health was identified as a key focus area for Hammersmith & Fulham. Therefore, we decided to hold an event that would facilitate a dialogue around mental health services, as well helping us to find a more specific mental health focus. After running a survey asking people what they would like a mental …
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