Croydon BME Forum is carrying out work on reducing social isolation and want to here from YOU!

 

Croydon BME Forum is interested in hearing from Croydon people who are African, Asian, Caribbean, mixed race or other ethnic minority.

 

Croydon BME Forum,  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

 PLEASE EMAIL anna@bmeforum.org

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

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Dying well takes planning – call for volunteers in Croydon

The Creating Conversations in Croydon project, commissioned by Croydon CCG, seeks to work with community groups with the aim of helping everyone have a good death by recording their End Of Life Wishes.

The project has specially trained volunteers who seek to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying.

Volunteers give talks, workshops, presentations and facilitate Death Cafes within the London Borough of Croydon to help break down this silence around death and give the people of Croydon a voice and to start thinking, talking, planning and recording their wishes.

FREE training for volunteers

The next round of training is now available. Could you commit to four days of free training and join the team of volunteers, delivering this programme?

Training will take place on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm in central Croydon on September 12, 19, 26 and October 3.

Click here for full details and an application form.

You can also contact Carol Trower for more information by emailing c.trower@stchristophers.org.uk

 

Why is this project important?

Spending a short time now thinking about what you’d like to happen on the event of your death, writing your will and discussing your funeral wishes with your family can allow you to get back to the important things in life like spending time with family and friends, building good memories and even plan a bucket list.

For full details of the project, see: http://www.stchristophers.org.uk/creatingconversations/

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FREE first aid training in Croydon – 9 September 2017

The Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation is holding FREE first aid training on 9 September 2017 at Croydon Methodist Church, 93 London Road, CR02RF.

Contact manju@msfoundations.co.uk to book your place.

www.msfoundations.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manjushahul/

Twitter: @MSHFoundations

Young Healthwatch Day – Croydon – 22 August, 2 to 4.30pm – BOOK YOUR PLACE!

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Are you 16-25 and from Croydon? Get your voice heard about the health services you use at Young Healthwatch Day together with Croydon Council’s Public Health team.

You will get the opportunity to tell Croydon Council about the sexual health services that you need. You will hear about opportunities to volunteer with local organisations which will help your job prospects, as well as advice on health, housing and happiness. Throw in some free food, a goody bag and entertainment and it’s an afternoon you do not want to miss!

Places are limited so book your place today and let your voice be heard!

 

 

 

Healthwatch Croydon
Carers’ Support Centre
24 George Street
Croydon
CR0 1PB

www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk
Twitter: @HealthwatchCR0
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acebook: Healthwatch Croydon

Grassroots funding opportunity from Healthwatch Croydon – Round 1 closes 21 August 2017

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Would you like to run an activity or event for local people that is fun AND allows the NHS to speak to individuals about their experiences of health services? A maximum of £750 per event is available. Examples of events include tea dances, pottery classes, pizza and movie afternoons or cultural activities.

Healthwatch Croydon would like to fund activities and events that would be enjoyable for Croydon residents and give them an opportunity to share their views with a member of staff from the NHS.

Healthwatch Croydon is particularly interested in events on the following:

  • Children and young people.
  • People with learning disabilities.
  • People with mental health conditions.
  • Older people.
  • People for whom English is not a first language.
  • Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
  • People with physical disabilities.
  • Transgender people.
  • LGBT communities.
  • People from different races and of different religions.
  • Carers.
  • Socio-economically deprived communities.
  • Those affected by cancer.

 

For further information on how to apply for the Grassroots funding, please read the guidance notes for applicants and complete the application form.

The closing date for the first round of applications is Monday 21 August 2017 by noon Please sent to the completed application to yinka.alowooja@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk

Guidance notes: Grassroots Application Guidance

Application form: Grassroots Application form 17-18

 

Healthwatch Croydon
Carers’ Support Centre
24 George Street
Croydon
CR0 1PB

www.healthwatchcroydon.co.uk
Twitter: @HealthwatchCR0
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acebook: Healthwatch Croydon

Croydon BME Forum’s meeting on domestic abuse – Thursday 20 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm

 

Domestic abuse can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and religions.The Croydon BME Forum

The Croydon BME Forum is working with Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid.  They want to reduce incidents of Domestic Abuse in Croydon for women. They also want more women from the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to come forward and seek support for domestic abuse.  They would like to hear your views and recommendations on how they can better the services for BAME women.

The meeting will be held at Croydon BME Forum,  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE EMAIL monique@bmeforum.org

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.