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Posted: 18 Oct 2018
This national hate crime awareness week, Safer Merton and partners are asking local residents to tell them whether they have experienced hate crime, where they able to report it, and what help and support would help more people report hate crime. Safer Merton are urging all local organisations to share this short survey with their members and service users to help understand people's experiences of hate crime and what possible barriers to reporting might be. You can find out more about... read more
Posted: 18 Oct 2018
Merton CIL are very pleased to be able to invite voluntary sector colleagues to their AGM and panel discussion on the Future of Social Care. 25th October 11am - 1pm followed by light lunch Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden   RSVP here.   Merton CIL are really looking forward to the discussion and are asking panellists to share experiences and ideas, as there are lots of really good examples from around London and elsewhere which may translate well into a Merton context.   Merton CIL... read more
Posted: 17 Oct 2018
It was a triumphant evening for Merton last night, as our volunteers won four awards at the highly regarded Team London Awards.  The ceremony, hosted at City Hall and in the presence of the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social mobility and Community Engagement, Matthew Ryder, is held annually to acknowledge and recognised the contribution of London’s volunteers. Each year thousands of Londoners volunteer their time, skills and experiences, to help make London a better place to live, work... read more
Posted: 11 Oct 2018
Vestry Hall would like to invite you to attend Vestry Hall’s commemoration of 100 years since WW1, this includes the special unveiling of the “Tommy” . On the 9th November from 3.00pm Vestry Hall will be giving you a guided tour of the area, tea and a very special talk to celebrate the end of World War 1 and to honor all those who fought and lost there lives.  Please click here to see more information 
Posted: 11 Oct 2018
Dear All   I have sent out the Stakeholder Survey and would appreciate it if you can raise awareness within your teams.  I have sent this to all Drs, Heads of Nursing, matrons, ward managers and asked for it to go on both insite and the external website and to the mental health interface group members.   The Trusts Drugs and Therapeutics Committee are in the process of developing the next medicines optimisation strategy, an enabling strategy to the Trusts overarching strategy.   The use of... read more
Posted: 10 Oct 2018
Join us for our AGM on Tuesday 23rd October.  We will celebrate a year of partnerships with the Voluntary and Public Sector.  Hannah Doody, Merton Council’s Director of Community and Housing, will give the Keynote Speech Find out about our key milestones over the last year, our plans for the future and hear MVSC's current services.  We look forward to seeing you there!   When is the AGM 23rd October, 2018 2:30 PM   to   4:30 PM   Where is the AGM Vestry Hall 336 London Road Mitcham London... read more
Posted: 10 Oct 2018
Today, 10th October 2018, is world Mental Health Day and an ideal time to reflect on how we can promote positive mental health and wellbeing in our work places. Below are 5 simple tips to create a healthier work place: •    Set up a wellbeing committee to raise awareness and promote mental health & wellbeing issues.  •    Carry out an anonymous employee survey to gauge colleague’s sense of wellbeing and identify any issues or potential issues.  •    Insist that colleagues take breaks,... read more
Posted: 9 Oct 2018
Merton Council’s Strategic Partner Funding Programme has opened for bids from voluntary and community sector organisations.  This fund comprises five separate elements: Information and advice Voluntary sector infrastructure support Wellbeing services Carers services Healthwatch Merton The outcomes and strategic delivery models that being sought are set out in the Funding Prospectus.  More detail on each element is set out in the relevant sections of the Prospectus. The Council are looking for... read more
Posted: 9 Oct 2018
AFC Wimbledon's Sunday Funday! Sunday 14th October between 10:00 and 12:30. Meet first team players, penalty shoot outs, 5k minithon and more! Please click here to find out more information
Posted: 9 Oct 2018
The Trusts Drugs and Therapeutics Committee are in the process of developing the next medicines optimisation strategy, an enabling strategy to the Trusts overarching strategy.   The use of medicines is the most common healthcare intervention in the NHS. Medicines optimisation is a person-centred approach to safe and effective medicines use, to ensure people obtain the best possible outcomes from their medicines.   We want to work with our stakeholders across South West London (Sutton, Merton,... read more

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