Cold weather puts young children, people over 65 and those with heart and lung conditions at risk from low temperatures.
To prepare for cold weather:
look out for friends and family who may be vulnerable to the cold, and ensure they have access to warm food and drinks and are managing to heat their homes adequately
try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have a long-term illness or are 65 or over
stay tuned for weather forecasts, ensure you are stocked with food and medications in advance, have deliveries, or ask a friend to help
take weather into account when planning your activity over the following days
if eligible, seek entitlements and benefits - power and utility companies have schemes which make at-risk groups a priority for reconnection following power cuts
avoid exposing yourself to cold or icy outdoor conditions if you are at a higher risk of cold-related illness or falls
discuss with your friends and neighbours the need to clear snow and ice from in front of your house and public walkways nearby
Stay Well This Winter contains useful advice on staying warm this winter.
Universal Credit will be rolled out across Camden this month. The council have produced a UC guide which provides further information as well as a leaflet for residents that provides a summary of what UC is, who is likely to be affected and where to go for budgeting and digital advice and support. Camden's UC team have also produced a useful presentation to help you understand UC. KWUG also provide self help in Camden for claimants.
Sir David Sloman, one of the longest serving chief executive’s in the NHS, has announced he will be stepping down from his role at the Royal Free London.
Today: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 Venue: St Pancras Hospital, Conference Centre, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE
Chair: Hilary Lance, Adelaide General Practice PPG member. You will find attached the agenda for this CPPEG public meeting.
THE UK’s first dedicated service for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse opened on Wednesday (Dec 5) in London.
The Lighthouse will deliver medical, advocacy, social care, police, and therapeutic support to children and young people who have been victims of sexual abuse.
Public Involvement Update from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Welcome to the (attached) December edition of our Public Involvement update from the Public Involvement Programme (PIP) at NICE.
For more information about how we involve patients and the public in NICE’s work please visit our get involved page on the NICE website. If you would like information on all of NICE’s work, please subscribe to our newsletters and alerts. NICE is also on Twitter – for news and updates please follow @NICEComms. For messages specifically from the PIP follow us at @NICEGetInvolved.
Changes to the welfare benefit system, a shortage of affordable housing and increased private rents are all having an impact nationally, contributing to a homelessness crisis, which in the worst incidences can result in rough sleeping.
You can read the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy online now. The online consultation is now open and will close on Monday 18 February 2019.
If you would like to make more detailed comments or have any queries please email: HomelessConsultation@camden.gov.uk
What are your priorities for our roads, cycle paths and transport networks in Camden? The Council has a new plan for transport in Camden from 2019 to 2041 and wants to know your views. Have your say in the consultation by Friday 14 December.
Cllr Gould will also be answering questions live on Twitter the morning after the event, Friday 14 December, between 9am and 12noon using the hashtag #AskGeorgia.
Camden Disability Action is a user-led organisation which aims to promote the equality of deaf and disabled people living or working in Camden
The focus group meeting is about disabled people's experience using information and advice services in Camden. We are looking for 6-8 people and there will be refreshments plus £40 thank you from the organisers. Contact Brendan 07930 669 417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part.
Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE)
CQC responds to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints
It’s more important than ever that those in charge of running and commissioning care services actively listen and learn from people’s experiences, concerns and complaints. Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
The HemingwayDesign team are working with Camden Council on a vision for the future of their community street markets and we welcome your ideas and thoughts.
Camden has a borough-wide vision for 2025 which states:
'Together we want to make Camden a better borough – a place where everyone has a chance to succeed, nobody gets left behind, and where everybody has a voice.'
With this goal in mind, we want to explore ideas on delivery approaches for our street markets and development links to Camden's wider street market portfolio. Your engagement in the design process is paramount to its success, so thank you in advance for taking part.