Mayor of London Sadiq Khan created a new health inequality strategy that will help and connect people who experience inequality because of health problems.
The (SMI) Outreach Annual Health checks is a new intervention that Ashford Place and Brent Commissioning Group are working together to deliver.
Its main focus is to invite all Brent residents living with severe mental illnesses to have their annual health checks. We are aiming to reach almost 4000 registered patient with SMI.
We have recently delivered a training session for all GP surgeries` administration staff in Brent who will be supporting us to communicate this intervention and invite patients to have their annual health checks.
Further information can be obtained from
Mental Health Annual Check Lead
Ashford Place | 60 Ashford Road | London | NW2 6TU
tel: 020 8208 8590 ext 238 l mob: 07494528138
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Our West London project provides a safe place for you to make new friends and start relationships.
Our aim is to bring people together from the local area. We focus on dating but we believe friendship is just as important!
We interview all our members so that you can feel confident about our matches.
To become a member of happily you have to have a learning disability or autism, be over the age of 18 and live in West London. Click on membership to find out more.
Call Brent Council to book a free COVID-19 test
It’s now easier than ever for people who live or work in Brent to book a free COVID-19 test in the borough if they have symptoms.
The council has a certain number of appointments to give out to people of Brent each day at the Wembley and Harlesden walk-through testing sites. These can be booked by calling 020 8937 4440 (the line is open from 9am-5pm, seven days a week).
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
A high temperature
A new, continuous cough
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
If you have any of these symptoms, you must stay at home – which is sometimes called self-isolation – and book a test straight away. This will stop you from spreading the virus to others and putting your loved ones at risk.
If you don’t have symptoms, don’t get a test. We all need to play our part to protect the NHS Test and Trace service for those who really need it.
Information, guidance and resources
Test and Trace support payment
Residents who have tested positive for coronavirus, or have been in close contact with someone who has, could be entitled to a support payment of £500.
This is for residents on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result.
Keep London Safe website
London Councils have launched a Keep London Safe website so you can see what’s being done across the capital to protect Londoners and download the latest assets to help share the Keep London Safe message.
London moves to local COVID-19 Level ‘high’
Attached are a series of simple assets and posters explaining what the new rules mean.
Call Brent Council to book a free COVID-19 test
Attached is a digital leaflet and shareable assets promoting the booking process.
Ways to improve your wellbeing
Doctors of the World, in partnership with Thrive LDN, has produced wellbeing guidance to support migrant communities during COVID-19.
The information is available in 27 languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Polish, Romanian, Somali and Urdu.
Visit Doctors of the World’s website to find more translated resources, including the latest government advice on COVID-19 and motion graphic videos with key information for migrants.
Translated Hands, Face, Space and Test and Trace videos
Hands, Face, Space:
Test and Trace:
NHS COVID-19 app
To help encourage as many people as possible to download the NHS COVID-19 app, the council has put together a series of explainer videos in some of the most commonly-spoken languages in Brent.
The videos can be viewed and shared via YouTube:
English – Dr John Licorish
NHS Test and Trace have also made further communications materials available on their website, including translations, easy-read versions and multimedia materials.
If you would like any materials printed, please just get in touch.
Please support friends, family members or neighbours who do not speak English as a first language by offering to translate this email for them. Alternatively, click the orange ‘Speak’ button or ‘Translate this page’ on our website to translate any page into one of 90 languages.
If you have any questions about any of the above, please reply to this email and we’ll do our best to help.
Brent ‘high’ alert level resources
Mental Health Services Directory
Please find below a link to a Mental Health Services Directory created for Brent people and professionals.
What is this about?
You are receiving this because the directory may be useful to you as a resource to signpost you to mental health and well-being services, which Brent people can access. It was created by statutory and voluntary sector mental health services, service users, Brent CCG and Local Authority working together. We want to get this cascaded far and wide and would be grateful for your help in doing so please. Thank you in advance for forwarding on to your contacts within the borough.
What does it offer?
The directory is comprehensive, listing the mental health services that meet different levels of need from low level worries and anxiety to crisis. The services are categorised by age group, from children through to older aged people and includes the range of access points including on the phone, face to face and online for each service.
Who is it for?
The directory is intended as a resource for Brent people, GPs, social prescribers, care co-ordinators, community response teams, front-line staff, community groups/leaders and volunteers for signposting to services as appropriate. It lists the mental health services that meet different levels of need from low level worries and anxiety to crisis. The services are categorised by age group, from children through to older aged people and includes the range of access points including on the phone, face to face and online for each service.
The directory is intended as a resource for ordinary people, GPs, social prescribers, care co-ordinators, community response teams, front-line staff, community groups/leaders and volunteers for signposting to services as appropriate. The booklet can be downloaded at this link: https://brentccg.nhs.uk/news-publications-events/news/mental-health-services-directory-meeting-your-needs-during-covid-19-pandemic
CNWL Integrated Sexual Health Services are open for Business- Supporting vulnerable patients to access Integrated Sexual Health services during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
For further information download the Safeguarding Partners Communication (125KB PDF).
The Carers Respite Grant is Ending
We would like to hear your opinion on the changes to the respite grant if you are a carer in Brent. Brent Council, NHS Brent CCG, and Brent Carers Hub are jointly updating their strategy for carers and would like to hear your views. Click here to read the full article.
How can carers give their ideas about improving services that promote health & well-being?
Brent Council, NHS Brent CCG, and Brent Carers Hub are jointly updating their strategy for carers. Carers can provide comments directly through:
Brent Council customer services: 020 8937 1234
Brent Carers Hub telephone line: 020 3802 7070
NHS Brent CCG enquiries email: BRECCG.Brentenquiries@nhs.net
New Brent Art Group
exciting new art group for young people aged 16 – 30
who have a learning disability
Click here for further details. (2207KB) PDF
Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) is an arms-length management organisations (ALMO) and community housing company owned by Brent Council.
While the council owns the homes and takes responsibility for housing policy and strategy, we are responsible for the day-to-day management of
housing services to over 9,500 council tenants and 3,000 leaseholders (12,500 altogether
as well as learning new skills and receiving work experiences. Previous volunteers have recently moved into employment,
so the project provides a great opportunity for those looking to get into work. Find out more.
Disability Rights UK
wants to share some exciting information with you about The Leadership Academy Programme;
Please visit our website for more details of the outcomes from the first year’s programme; http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/leadership
Places are offered on a first come first served basis and payment will be expected as soon as your provisional offer has been made.
For further information or if you are interested in applying? please request an application from The Leadership Academy Executive; Katrina.email@example.com
The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, celebrates 20 years of giving with 20 special grants
To mark 20 years of grant giving in the Capital, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has awarded an exceptional £20,000 grant to Brent Mencap
Click here for further details. (98KB) Word Doc
The BASIL service has come to an end.
You can continue to get advice and help from the following organisation:
Citizens Advice Brent (CAB)
270 – 272 High Road
You can visit the CAB at any one of 13 Children’s Centres if you have children under 5 years old.
Visit CAB at Brent Housing Partnership if you are a council tenant.
Visit CAB at Catalyst Housing Association if you are a Catalyst tenant.
Visit CAB at Westminister Drug Project if you are affected by drug and alcohol abuse.
Visit CAB at Brent Civic Centre every Monday & Thursday or Call them on 020 8438 1249 Mon to Fri 10am-4:00pm.
You can also check out Brent Advice Matters (BAM) Website http://www.bam.org.uk
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