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Community Bulletin Newsletter Part 1 and Part 2
Summer newsletter, our quarterly update on everything we’ve been doing in the local community and what’s coming up at the British Library.


During Learning Disability Week the Camden Experts by Experience we will be teaming up with UCLH and Royal Free NHS Trusts to raise awareness of people with learning disabilities at hospitals.

This year we are also teaming up with a similar group in Islington called “Power and Control” - part of the Elfrida Society. Also we will be joined by Mencap.

This year’s focus is Health and the Mencap “Treat me Well” Campaign, which aims to help make Training mandatory for all Healthcare professionals.


SPEAKING OUT A celebration of HIV PRIDE:

Thursday 21st June 6.00 – 8.00,  Mortimer Market Centre WC1E 6JB

  • How do you tell people about your status?

  • How do you tell partners, friends, family or employers 

  • How do other people deal with disclosure?

Come and meet people who have decided to "go public" telling their story on TV, telling their children, announcing it on social media or at the United Nations.

Featuring an exclusive preview of a documentary about speaking out -  starring Bloomsbury Patients!

To book: 020 3317 5177


There has been some significant changes announced by the government concerning Universal Credit.  In a statement (7th June 2018),  Esther McVey,  says that the government intends to make the following changes-

  • timetable for managed migration - this has been extended by 1 year.  It is now due to run from July 2019 - March 2023. 

  • transitional protection and the severe disability premium- some good news!


John’s Campaign was founded in November 2014 by Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones. Behind its simple statement of purpose lies the belief that carers should not just be allowed but should be welcomed, and that a collaboration between the patients and all connected with them is crucial to their health and their well-being. John’s Campaign applies to all hospital settings: acute, community, mental health and its principles could extend to all other caring institutions where people are living away from those closest to them. In the time since the campaign was founded, over 1000 institutions have pledged support and a lot of progress has been made - but there is a lot yet to be done.


The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have today published their annual budget survey. This report gives an overview of local social services directors views of their budgetary situation, and how they plan to manage their budgets over the coming years. https://www.adass.org.uk/adass-budget-survey-2018


The majority of people who stayed as an inpatient in hospital were happy with the care they received, had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them and had a better overall experience, according to a national survey from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

However, survey respondents were less positive about arrangements and information received when leaving hospital, and those with a mental health condition reported a poorer than average experience across most question areas, repeating a trend found in previous patient surveys.


Promoting Community Cohesion and Celebrating Diversity with music, stalls, funfair, dance and instruments

Sunday 15th July Coram’s Fields 93 Guilford Street WC1N

Mela 12-6.00pm. Parade from 2.30-3.00pm   

To participate in the parade on the day please meet by the stage in Coram’s Fields at 2:00pm.

For further information and stall bookings please contact:

Nasim Ali Tel: 07852 223403 or  Email: Nasim.ali@kcbna.org.uk



Newsletter June 2018

Contents inc. Do you know about the free directory enquiries - 195 service?


CPPEG Open Meeting – Tuesday 12 June (14:00 – 16:00) and will be held at St Pancras Hospital in the conference room.


The agenda for the meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board to be held on Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 at 4.00 pm has just been published.

Meeting venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE

You can view the agenda and associated papers on the Camden web site.


Headway is a free service available in Islington, Camden, Hackney and Haringey which offers bilingual health advocacy to refugees and migrants (whatever their immigration status) who have difficulties communicating in English and speak one of the following languages: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Pashtu, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.

The aim of the project is to support clients who are facing physical and mental health difficulties and a language barrier to:

  • Better communicate their health and wellbeing needs in relevant appointments,

  • Access relevant services and understand how they work,

  • Overcome specific barriers to health and wellbeing,

  • Facilitate access to specialist services when required,

  • Support social inclusion. 


Senior Care Helper is a collaborative effort by seniors and their caregivers to share resources about health and wellness, finances, and other topics that relate to living as a senior and caring for elderly loved ones.

Who Are We?

We are a community of seniors, family members, and caregivers who understand the unique demands of this stage of life. Some of us are helping aging parents. Others are caring for spouses, or managing our own needs. We created “Senior Care Helper” to provide support and share resources with others navigating the world of healthy aging and senior care. Through our blog and other online resources, we have built a home where you can connect with others who are also walking in your shoes. Chime in using the comments to get to know others who share your interests and passions.

Senior Care Helper is here to accompany you as you navigate the world of aging with dignity and grace.


‘Glass Half Full’ is an innovative alcohol harm reduction campaign for Camden and Islington, which will run throughout June 2018. It’s about making positive, small changes to drinking that can have a beneficial, life-changing impact. It is targeted at increasing and higher risk drinkers who are 45 and older, and we have worked with residents and used their own words in the campaign.

Have a look at the website here: OneYouCamden.org. And keep an eye out for the campaign online, at bus stops, on buses and phone boxes near you!

If you would like to promote the campaign or have any questions about it, please contact: Angelina Taylor, Public Health Strategist, Camden and Islington Public Health (Email: Angelina.Taylor@islington.gov.uk / Tel: 0207 527 1324)