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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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Advocacy Services in Westminster  

Advocacy Services   Introduction The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities to change their approach from primarily providing services to promoting people’s individual wellbeing. The Act is a single piece of legislation that makes it clear what kind of care and support people should expect. Care Act 2014: Advocacy and the duty to involve   …
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Latest findings from HWCWL’s Your Experience Matters Survey – experiences of people identifying as BAME

When we asked Central West London how COVID-19 was affecting them, we wanted to note any disparities on the basis of race and ethnicity. We already know that COVID-19 disproportionately impacts people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.  We have surveyed people living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea about how they have been …
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Latest engagement findings from HWCWL: speaking to parents of children with SEND in Westminster about the impact of COVID-19

Healthwatch Central West London (HWCWL) is delighted to share our latest findings from our COVID-19 engagement in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been working with the recipients of our Small Grant to conduct discussion groups with under-represented communities in Central West London. Our first report from …
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Agenda for 2020 Vision: Your Experience Matters – Shaping the Westminster Borough Plan

Your Experience Matters Westminster Plan Event – Agenda – V8
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Change to the Pharmaceutical List in Westminster

Please note the pharmacy previously at 9 Candover Street, London, W1W 7DN will start to provide pharmaceutical services from 8 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9SP on 1st August 2020. The pharmaceutical list for the area of Westminster Health and Wellbeing Board will be amended with effect from that date. Details are as follows: Pharmacierge Ltd …
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The latest update documents from our COVID-19 engagement

We have been asking you to tell us how COVID-19 has affected you and your loved ones. We all know by now that there is much more to the impact of this pandemic than catching COVID-19 (Coronavirus).   When we first asked the simple question: “How is COVID-19 affecting you and your loved ones?” we …
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How do we move forward after COVID-19?  

Since April of this year, Healthwatch Central West London (HWCWL) has been asking local NHS service users in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea to tell us how they have been impacted by COVID-19. On Wednesday, 2nd September, HWCWL will be presenting these findings to a group of local patient representatives and NHS decision makers, as …
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