Community Sector & Volunteering
Wearing face masks to hospital appointments.
As part of the measures, visitors and patients coming to hospital for planned and outpatient care will need to wear face coverings when in the hospital setting to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus to other patients and staff.
Patients will be issued with one if they don’t have one on arrival.
Please click here to see details.
We have written to providers of independent learning disability and/or autism services, independent dialysis services and independent ambulance services to update them that from Friday 5 June, we will start to roll out a new part of our approach to regulation during COVID-19, our Emergency Support Framework (ESF).
The framework is already being used in adult social care and primary medical services, and it will be further adapted for roll out more widely across other sectors.
You can also read the letter in full
15/06/2020 H&F Non Urgent & Urgent District Nursing Team Phones: Monday-Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm; Out of Hours = Senior Nurse via 111 (see also: Community Matron contact details for Monday to Friday only)
Public Health England has published the findings of an inquiry commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care into disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19.
The review looked at different factors including: age and sex; where people live; deprivation; ethnicity; people's occupation; and care home residence.
The largest disparity found was by age. Among people already diagnosed with COVID-19, people who were 80 or older were 70 times more likely to die than those under 40.
Risk of dying among those diagnosed with coronavirus was also higher in males than females; higher in those living in the more deprived areas than those living in the least deprived; and higher in those in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups than in White ethnic groups.
Please see copy of COVID-19 restoration of community health services for children and young people: second phase of NHS response. This document supersedes the prioritisation guidance for community health services first published on 20 March and subsequently updated on 2 April and has been welcomed as it prioritises the role of health visitors as an essential part of the country’s support structure for children and their parents during this public health pandemic.
The HHP (Homeless Health Project) is a health
project commissioned by LBHF which aims to
improve the access to healthcare and reduce
the health inequalities of people experiencing
homelessness across Hammersmith and
Fulham. This includes rough sleepers, people
living in supported accommodation and those
who may be at risk of homelessness.
To view more information please click HERE
Change Grow Live Registered Office: 3rd Floor, Tower Point, 44 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YR. Registered Charity Number 1079327 (England and Wales)
and SCO39861 (Scotland) Company Registration Number 3861209 (England and Wales)
The Alcohol Service is a free service to the residents of, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. We are a welcoming service for people having trouble with alcohol use or who are affected by alcohol use issues. We offer a range of services including Family and Carers, Older peoples, and Counselling.
TO view full document please click HERE
The Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Service (HHPA) supports people experiencing homelessness to address health issues. We work to improve people’s confidence in using health services and increase their ability to access healthcare independently.
To view the full document please click HERE
This is a free online resource to support the vital care that unpaid carers provide. We hope the e-learning will help you take care of yourself and carry out your day to day caring role.
Who is it for? Anyone who provides care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem or other health and care needs. For more information please click on this link.
To download the leaflet please click HERE
For more information about NHS staff parking please click HERE
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has launched a new Community Aid Network (CAN) to co-ordinate an army of volunteers to help during the coronavirus crisis. Please see link below to regsiter as a volunteer.
Please see link below to register to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Helping patients receive their medicine supplies regularly by helping them to arrange electronic repeat dispensing and enlisting the support of local resource (this could be co-ordinated through your social prescribing link worker or equivalent) and voluntary sector partners to collect and deliver.
- Those people most at risk have been advised to access help by visiting www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable.
- You can refer people to receive the support of an NHS volunteer responder via www.goodsamapp.org/nhs.
To view full document please click HERE
NHS services and Community joint links in H&F
Apologies if this has already been received but please see attached links and resources which the link workers and our practice staff may find helpful.
To help encourage communities to use the NHS if they need to, Imperial College London medical students in partnership with the BME Health Forum and the North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). It was quality assured by the CCGs. It is also available in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish and Sylheti. The purpose of the video is to reassure the public that NHS services are safe to use. Please view the videos at the links below:
- Arabic: https://youtu.be/DCcXQhGXwDs
- Farsi: https://youtu.be/bypKDz3YQlA
- Kurdish: https://youtu.be/598S2DIoN4Q
- Sylheti: https://youtu.be/wfTAq_JZI9U
- English: https://youtu.be/AZZldKPeNY8
- People have been asking us for more information about visiting their dentist during the lockdown period. To help, we have published the answers to the most frequently asked questions on our website.
- Find attached the weekly Health Homeless Project newsletter with information on mental health awareness week, staff training opportunities & local updates.
- Healthy Hearts and Kick It continue to support the community and residents during these times. They’ve started a new Adult Weight Management course in partnership with Open Age and their clients. If clients are eligible, they can still register to join this course.
- If an organisation has any opportunities for partnership in any capacity, then please do get in touch with them, website www.healthyhearts.org.uk/apply or call 020 3434 2500. They offer:
- Cook & Eat courses
- Adult Weight Management courses
- Physical Activity Classes
- 1-1 Care Planner Assessments
- Stop Smoking Support
To view leaflet click HERE