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Friendly Places Training, Castle Point, 163 Bennett's Castle Lane, Dagenham, RM8 3YJ - 2pm - 4pm FaithAction is offering Friendly Places training, which will focus on how faith groups and places of worship can ensure they are welcoming and accepting to people who might be struggling with their mental health. It’s really about offering good hospitality, which many faith groups do quite naturally – but there might be further small steps they can take that could make a big difference. The training is suitable for representatives from all faith groups; in the past, professionals from local NHS mental health trusts have also attended and found the opportunity to think about faith and meet local faith groups very useful. The session covers: Being a Friendly Place and introduction to the Friendly Places Pledge Exercise: what a good welcome does and doesn’t look like Facts and figures about mental illness and dementia Action planning: what things could your group do to become a Friendly Place? Signing the Friendly Places Pledge Opportunity to network Light refreshments will be provided Click here to register
Personalised Care Conference, The King’s Fund, London - 10am-4pm This is an exciting time for the NHS England’s Personalised Care Group and this conference will preview the vision for Personalised Care over the next 10 years. This will outline how better joint working at the health and social care interface is vital to improving outcomes and where people are seen as the best integrators of health and care services. Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Social Care, and Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England are already confirmed to speak. Delegates will hear from areas at the cutting edge of delivering personalised care as well as the latest evidence and the impact made so far. Places are limited at this free event and it is expected that national leaders and key senior managers from across the health and social sector will be attending. Click here for more details and registration Click here for the agenda
Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships / Integrated Care Systems and the VCSE - 10:30 – 11:30am This webinar from NHS England will explain the current state of play for Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems. It will look at how NHS England has been working with the Health and Wellbeing Alliance and other organisations to support voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’s engagement in system change. To register your interest in this webinar and receive log in details, please email email@example.com with STP webinar in the subject header.
15 May 2018, Department of Health and Social Care, Victoria Street, London - 08:30 - 10:00am Youth violence is dominating news, with much debate as to how best to prevent it. Join this special session focused around implementing a public health approach to preventing violence in the lives of children and young people, hosted by Race Equality Foundation (REF), FaithAction’s partners in the Health and Wellbeing Alliance. This work draws on the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance’s framework as well as the deployment of the evidence-based Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities parent education programme. The session will explore evidence-based social action to prevent violence in the lives of children and young people. This session will draw on the work of REF with a range of statutory and VCSE partners in places like Waltham Forest, South Leeds and Hertfordshire. It is open to policy leads and also the VCSE sector. You are welcome to bring breakfast along with you. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Please e-mail HWAlliance@dh.gsi.gov.uk to register.
Here at FaithAction, we're really please to see the launch of a new initiative between the Police and faith communities. Our own Rodie and Heather attended the launch at Parliament on Monday, which was hosted by Holly Lynch MP. #FaithAndPoliceTogether is a collaboration between a number of faith-based organisations - with a long track record of working alongside the Police - and statutory bodies that support community transformation on police-related priorities. We heard from representatives from different faith groups about their work, impact and needs of their own and wider communities, and from Deputy Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Paul Netherton who highlighted the response of faith groups to disasters, including the Grenfell Tower fire. We also heard about some grassroots faith-led projects, including ROC Conversation - who bring communities together to plan ways of meeting their needs - and Bus Oasis - a group in Calderdale that support isolated and young people. Debra Green OBE, founder and Executive Director of Redeeming Our Communities, comments, I was delighted to attend the #FaithAndPoliceTogether network event at the Houses of Parliament on April 18th. Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) are members of the network and are passionate to play our part…