Posts Tagged ‘Advice’

Westminster Fairer Housing Conference on 11th April 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Westminster Fairer Housing Conference

Date:

April 11th 2017, 7pm-10pm. (doors from 6.30pm)

Venue:

Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES. (near Royal Oak tube)

Speakers include:

  • Karen Buck MP, Westminster North
  • Tom Copley AM, Labour GLA Housing Spokesperson
  • Joanna Kennedy, former Chief Executive of Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K)
  • Steve Hilditch, Red Brick Blog
  • Heather Spur, Policy and Campaigns, Shelter
  • Genesis Residents
  • Andy Watson, Chief Executive, Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH)
  • Cllr Adam Hug, Leader, Westminster Labour Group
  • Cllr Tim Roca, Labour Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing

Further speakers to be confirmed shortly!

The Westminster Fairer Housing Conference, supported by Karen Buck MP and Westminster Labour Group, is a public meeting for anyone interested in the finding out about how to tackle the housing crisis in Westminster and beyond.

The event will look the lack of social and genuinely affordable house building, Westminster’s unfair homelessness policies, the pressures facing truly independent resident representation, the closure of estate offices, what government policy means for rents and repairs, the lack of proper regulation on standards and rents in the private rented sector and lots of other housing issues that matter to local people.

The event is free and open to all.

Refreshments will be served

Experiments in Funny

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Interested in world-leading science? Want to discover what scientists actually do? … and have fun? When? Workshops - February 2017 & Event - March 2017 Where? St. Mary’s Campus & Canal Café Theatre, Paddington LoL-LaB experiments in funny You will work closely with Imperial College London scientists and an expert comedian in workshops to create inspiring, light-hearted, plain-speaking talks about science for an evening event in a Paddington venue Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed as well as your time in accordance with our Rewards, Payment & Recognition Guidance. INTERESTED? Contact: Dr Nathan Green nathan.green@imperial.ac.uk 020 7594 5782 We want you to be a part of our creative team

Community Champions land in Westbourne!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Community Champions event in Edward Wilson Primary SchoolIt’s only two months in but our fresh, passionate team of newly recruited volunteer Champions have been getting stuck in to improve health and wellbeing of residents in Westbourne. The Champions have been very busy visiting and finding out about local services, attending excellent training and planning a range of events for the upcoming months. The cheerful team also had fun at their first event – a pop up stall Edward Wilson Primary School, where they gave out healthy smoothies and introduced the project to the parents and pupils.

If this sounds interesting to you, we are looking for passionate residents from Westbourne who are interested in becoming Champions! We ask for 3-4 hours a week. With lots of ideas to get working on, like setting up health walks, as well as planning big events like our Christmas Tea for Elderly residents and a health fair in January, you will gain lots of experience, receive great training, make a difference and have lots of fun! Call Carolyn on 0207 266 8254 or email on Carolyn@pdt.org.uk
for more information.

Thanks!
Carolyn

This Saturday – protest against Bet Fred’s plans to take over the Prince of Wales pub

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Prince of Wales pub sign with Paddy Power in the background

The Prince of Wales was closed last autumn, however instead of the site being used as an opportunity to help improve the junction for local people, it seems it will become another betting shop as local councillors have had confirmation this week that Bet Fred has an agreement to take over the pub building on the corner of Harrow Road and Great Western Road – known as the “Prince of Wales Junction”.

Local councillors have organised a brief protest/mass photo on Saturday 7th March at 12.30 pm. This protest is not about general opposition to gambling but about the way these betting shops are clustering in an area with a number of vulnerable people. The pub site is one door down from a PaddyPower shop, with Coral and William Hill also nearby. So our local councillors are urging the council to do all it can to help stop this takeover and they need your support.

We need to show the council there is strong opposition to Bet Fred’s plans from the local community so that they do all that can be done to get a different outcome. We need to show Bet Fred that our community does not support their plans which will result in the loss of yet another local pub.

So if you have a few minutes (15-20 max) this Saturday please come and join the mass photo to show residents care about this problem. The meeting will start at 12.30pm (please arrive a bit before) outside the Prince of Wales pub (351 Harrow Road, London W9 3RA). Some of us will also be asking shoppers at Maida Hill Market to sign a petition against the betting shop.

If you can’t make it please consider adding your name to the current online petition http://linkis.com/westminster.gov.uk/P9GRM

Would be great to see you if you have time and please spread the word to friends and neighbours.

Free Spring Classes

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

PDT Free Classes

Family Lives

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Family Lives was registered as a charity in 1999, and operated under the name of Parentline Plus (many of you probably know about Parentline Plus). The parents that founded Parentline believed that there needed to be a dedicated organisation supporting parents, before they reached crisis point.

You can check the website: www.familylives.org.uk

Parents can access:

  • Free 24 hour confidential helpline on 0808 800 222
  • Extended support for complex and difficult issues
  • Personilized email service and online peer support
  • Online advice and information on all aspects of family life
  • Face to face support groups and workshops

You can search number of different advice sections divided into: pregnancy/baby, toddlers/preschool, primary school, secondary school, teenagers, bullying, divorce and separation and there is a dedicated support for professionals.

You will be able to access Parentchannel.tv which is a free video service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children from ages 0-19, with a collection of over 200 videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behavior and learning.

For people who don’t know this yet, the Outreach Team in Westbourne as well as across the city is now employed by Family Lives. If you need more information, please let us know.