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Posted: 12 Jul 2018
The Merton NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Merton Council set out to test a model of Social Prescribing that would connect medical care with local voluntary and community resources. Its aims were to improve patient health and wellbeing and reduce pressures on local GP and A&E services.  The Merton Voluntary Service Council Social Prescribing Coordinator (SPC) delivered the pilot through two GP Practices: Wideway Medical Centre and Tamworth House Medical Centre. They have niow published... read more
Posted: 3 Jul 2018
The next meeting of the Voluntary Sector Mental Health Forum is scheduled to take place at on Tuesday 10th July, 10.00am – 12.00pm   Agenda items include: Welcome, apologies and introductions Notes and actions from previous meeting (15th May 2018) CCG Commissioning plans - Engagement & Embedding Co-production Josh Potter, Director of Commissioning, Merton & Wandsworth CCG's  Update on delivery of Sexual Health Services  Information Exchange - News and updates on your organisation,... read more
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Do you: Have a good idea for an activity that will benefit Clarion Housing Group tenants and the communities in which they live? Need funding for up to £500? Have a bank account? Live in or work  London South Region – Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton? Next steps- You can email your completed application to: John.Horwood@clarionhg.com John Horwood - Neighbourhood Investment Officer (London South) Or by post to: John Horwood - Neighbourhood Investment Officer (... read more
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Tuesday 3rd July 3.30pm - 8.30pm (Dinner is included!) Oomph! Offices, Hill Place House, 55a High St Wimbledon, SW19 5BA Oomph! can reimburse travel costs up to £10 for the training course. Learners will be trained in 'Walk Leadership in Community Settings' - Accredited by Active IQ and Skills for Care.  Once trained, you will be able to lead local group walks around Wimbledon, Merton and Morden.  Walks are designed to be between 0.2 and 2 mile to suit varied walker abilities. If you don't... read more
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
The impact of austerity measures is having more of a detrimental impact to the clients in our local community. The recent DWP Full Service Survey revealed how much of a hostile environment the UK is in with 47% of claimants either falling behind on their bills, keeping up but continuously struggling or experience hard hit financial difficulties three months into their Universal Credit Claims. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation reported that over 1.5 million people faced destitution last year,... read more
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Focus-4-1 will be running basic IT training, for Merton residents, especially those residing in Clarion accommodations (formerly known as Merton Priory Homes) in preparation for the new benefit Universal Credit.
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Acton Gardens LLP, a joint venture between L&Q and Countryside, is inviting organisations to tender to become the operator of the new Community Centre being built as part of the Acton Gardens development. The new centre is due to open in January 2019 and we are working to have an operator selected and in place by September 2018. Located in South Acton within the London Borough of Ealing, the new purpose built Community Centre (shown on the ground floor of the image above), will be the focal... read more
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Would you like to volunteer at one of the UK’s largest free sporting event? Prudential RideLondon is London’s, indeed the UK's, premier cycle festival. It is now in its sixth year and attracts over 18,000 cyclist (and hundreds of thousands of spectators) who ride the 100 mile course through London and out to the Surrey Hills. On Sunday 29th July 2018, Volunteers are required to steward crossing points along Worple Road and Wimbledon Hill Road, ensuring that pedestrians and spectators are kept... read more

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