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New: Grenfell Community Assembly meeting

The Grenfell Community Assembly is holding its next virtual meeting on Monday 25 January, at 18:00.   The Assembly, which is run by Kensington & Chelsea, offers a forum for the Grenfell community to come together and discuss important issues.   Each meeting focuses on a different theme. The next meeting will focus on activities …
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All For Youth January newsletter

All For Youth have published their January newsletter!   The newsletter has details of a new a new art competition for young people to get involved in. There are also two new groups open to young people in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea, the Young Peoples’ Participation Champions Group and the News Crew.   You …
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Update from Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea on support available for young people with SEND

Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea have shared an update for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) on the support available during the current lockdown.    You can read the update by clicking here. More information is available on the support pages for parents and carers in Westminster …
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‘Bridging the Gap’: mental health survey of young people in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster

Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea are looking for young people between the ages of 16-25 to respond to their consultation on local mental health services.   The two Councils are developing a new health and wellbeing service aimed at local young people. The proposed service would offer mental health support alongside additional advice and support …
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Our statement in response to the NHSE consultation on the future of the ICS

Healthwatch Central West London has today published a response to NHS England’s consultation on the future of Integrated Care Systems (ICS).   As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England invited all interested individuals and organisations to share their views on the future of the ICS.   We are pleased to have the opportunity …
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Important information about COVID-19 vaccination scams

A number of fraudulent calls and texts related to the COVID-19 vaccination programme have been reported locally.   Local people in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea have told us that they have received calls from scammers offering the COVID-19 vaccine for a fee.   North West London University NHS Trust has issued the following statement: …
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Updated COVID-19 information and guidance

  We have updated our ‘Coronavirus’ help and support pages to account for the latest government guidance.   Under our statutory duty as a Healthwatch, we maintain an online information and guidance page, a page devoted to care homes to aid local residents, and provide opportunities for people to share their experiences of living through …
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Disability Confident Employer

  We are pleased to announce that we are an accredited Disability Confident Employer. This means we are committed to: ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. communicating and promoting vacancies. offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required. supporting any existing employee …
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Vision 2020: Your Experience Matters: Summary and Visual Recording

  Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed their ideas to our first virtual stakeholder engagement workshop on Wednesday 2nd September. The workshop brought over 50 service users, health professionals and local stakeholders together to discuss the Westminster Borough Plan and the future of health and social care provision in the borough.   As …
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2020 Vision: Your Experience Matters

Everything you need for the 2020: Vision Your Experience Matters (Shaping the Westminster Borough Plan) event. Thank you to everyone who has registered for our event on Wednesday 2nd September, from 1.30-5pm. Please see below for links to all of the documents that you will need for our session. Your Experience Matters Westminster Borough Plan …
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