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Save the date 'Tuesday 29th January 2019'  6pm-8pm.

The chair & trustees of Healthwatch Camden cordially invite you to attend our first meeting in public for 2019, at our new offices in Greenwood Place, Kentish Town.
We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Sir Robert Francis; as the Chair of the Healthwatch England committee and a resident of Camden, Sir Robert is keen to observe one of our regular board meetings.
Agenda attached.
As places are limited please confirm your attendance & any accessibility requirements by Wednesday 16th January 2019: email: info@healthwatchcamden.co.uk / Tel: 020 7974 6950
Light refreshments will be available.


Please see attached details of the next Camden Carers' Voice meeting for all unpaid carers in Camden to find out more about help in the community and about how your local councillor can help you and the person for whom you care on:

Thursday 31 January from 10.30-12.30pm (followed by a light lunch) at Charlie Ratchford Centre, 1 Belmont Street NW1 8HF


Please find attached, details on Voluntary Action Camden AGM 2019

Thursday 7th February from 5:30pm

Including a letter from Simone Hensby Executive Director “EC Election Letter 2019”


A supplementary agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Monday, 14th January, 2019 at 4.00 pm has just been published. 

The agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Monday, 14th January, 2019 at 4.00 pm has just been published.

Meeting venue: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD


Developing Urgent and Emergency Care Using Digital Technology

Stuart Crichton  Chief Clinical Officer

MONDAY – JANUARY   14th  2019  5.30 – 7.30pm


Visually Impaired in Camden Newsletter - January 2019

January Members’ event  Tuesday 15 January , 2pm to 4pm, Swiss Cottage Community Centre, 19 Winchester Road, NW3 3NR

Come and meet other VIC members and share experiences, top tips & information with tea, cake and biscuits on tap. This will also be an opportunity to help plan future events so please come with all your ideas!!


We are looking for lay members to join our committee that will be looking at children and young peple with disabilities and severe complex needs.

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 5 February 2019. 

Time commitment:  18 months.


The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. Read our report to find out more.

The NHS Long Term Plan / The NHS Long Term Plan - a summary

#NHSLongTermPlan / @NHSEngland 


Tuesday 8th January 2019

The Falls prevention workshop will be discussing how we can develop a falls prevention strategy to identify and support people earlier.  The main focus for this workshop is how do we reach out and include non-clinical services and groups, how best can we support them in identifying people who might be at risk of falling and what to do when someone has been identified.

If you have experience of Falls please email us to confirm attendance.  The event details are as follows:


The award-winning ‘Antelope’ was based on writer/director Ben Grace’s experiences of mental health and stigmas surrounding a mental health diagnosis after being sectioned at Antelope House, a PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) in Southampton. Content Note: Contains visuals and conversations related to suicide. 

Watch Antelope online - https://www.bengrace.co.uk/short-films/antelope/


Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. Whether it's moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself – One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.

HOW ARE YOU? QUIZ - Get a FREE personalized health score when you complete this 10 minute quiz.


Change4Life - a new campaign to encourage families to ‘make a swap when you next shop’ to help them cut back on sugar. The campaign shows families how making a few simple swaps to their everyday food and drinks can really make a difference. @Change4Life  #MakeASwap 


Animal welfare charity Mayhew has teamed up with production company Iconoclast to produce an online documentary series focusing on the special relationship between homeless people and their dogs.

Are you worried about someone sleeping rough in Camden?

Helping someone who is homeless access healthcare


Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

Christmas and New Year GP & Pharmacy opening times

London Borough of Camden

Christmas and New Year opening hours

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

How to cope with difficult feelings over the holidays (short video)

Debt – don’t let it get you down 

Camden Safer Streets

Are you worried about someone sleeping rough in Camden?

NHS Keep warm, keep well

Cold weather can affect your health. Find out how to keep yourself well and your home warm during winter

Winter wise (Independent Age)

Ways to look after yourself during the coldest months

If you need to talk to someone on Christmas day there are free phone lines that you can call:

The Age UK Advice Line will be open as usual on Christmas Day. Find out what the day is like and how your support means we can be there for people over the festive period: 0800 055 6112

The Silver Line is the only national confidential and free helpline for older people open every day and night of the year. Phone number: 0800 4 70 80 90

The Samaritans open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Free telephone number 116 123

‘Switchboard’ is the LGBT+ helpline 0300 330 0630

‘Childline’ offers online, phone and text service for young people in need of someone to speak to every day. Free phone number: 0800 1111

Domestic violence: a crime for all seasons

Physical or psychological abuse can happen to anyone at any time but, as the Christmas season approaches, tensions may be running higher than usual in domestic, professional and public settings.

  • Women can call 0808 2000 247, the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge

  • Men can call the Men's Advice Line free on 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or ManKind on 01823 334 244

  • in an emergency, call 999


Join the Outside Project for a Christmas Day Dinner for their shelter guests and members of the LGBTIQ+ community who would otherwise be alone. 

Our shelter is opening in Central London on Christmas Eve. We are hosting a community dinner on Christmas Day. Shelter referral: http://stonewallhousing.org/services/referral-form/ … 

Christmas dinner booking: Community@lgbtiqoutside.org

Outside Project LGBTIQ+ community hub in Camden