The next wellbeing network event will take place from 2-5.30pm on 16 July at St Paul’s Church, Lorrimore Sq, London, SE17 3QU (nearest tube – Kennington). Pls find an agenda attached.
We will hear from Dance United about their project to improve mental wellbeing through dance and their experience of measuring wellbeing using the Warwick Edinburgh mental wellbeing scale in their evaluation. Faiths Together in Lambeth will present their recent grant funded inter-faith health promotion work and Wheels for Wellbeing will talk about their work to help people cycle regardless of disability, health condition or age. There will be time for networking, discussions and tea/coffee.
To confirm your place and any special requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting up to focus on practical projects that are helping to improve and maintain wellbeing in Lambeth and Southwark, share our experiences and encourage more action to promote wellbeing.
Public Health Manager – Mental Wellbeing
Lambeth & Southwark Public Health Directorate
London Borough of Southwark
1st Floor, Hub 2
PO Box 64529
Email – email@example.com
Tel – 020 7525 7530
Mobile – 07733 307 539
Address for finding office location – 160 Tooley St, SE1 2TZ
Thanks to you all I have totally busted my fundraising target for theTri-together for Leonard Cheshire in August. I’m also doingBack to the Trenches on 21 September. A 10k muddy run in aid of Blesma. So, if you hadn’t yet donated then please give to this charity instead at https://www.justgiving.com/Lucy-Smith45
Saturday 14th June 15:00 – 17:00
We are pleased to invite you to the Southwark Young Carers Conference 2014, which will be held on 14th June at the Walworth Methodist Church main hall, 3-5pm.
A young carer is someone aged 25 or under who helps look after a relative because of their condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem.
The majority of young carers look after one of their parents or care for a brother or sister.
Are you a young carer or do your children sometimes provide care? Would you like to find out about support available? Or are you looking for a fun afternoon out with your family?
Then come along to the Southwark Young Carers Conference, which will be held from 2-5pm in the main hall of the Walworth Methodist Church on 14th June 2014. As well as information stalls there will be free food from Nando’s, music from a former X factor star, a football skills performer and more entertainment for people of all ages.
If you’d like to come, we would appreciate it if you could let us know so we can prepare a goody bag and enter you into our prize draw. Please call Ruth on 07477 105 741 to register your interest.
Humiliating and demoralising face-to-face ‘fit for work’ assessment interviews, known as the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), could be scrapped following a report by experts which blamed the controversial tests for delays in processing benefit claims.Posted: April 8, 2014
It is understood that the Department for Work and Pensions is exploring the possibility of replacing the WCA with a streamlined system, based upon written medical evidence acquired from claimants, their GP’s and consultants.
Critics of the face-to-face interviews argue that scrapping the WCA would lead to a speeding up of the process, fairer outcomes for sick and disabled people and savings for taxpayers, due to less appeals being lodged against negative decisions.
At long last, it now appears as if the DWP may agree. A spokesperson for the department told the Daily Record:
The move comes after private firm Atos withdrew from a £500 million contract with the DWP, forcing the government to seek a new provider. The DWP continue to insist that the contract was terminated by the government.
Labour MP Tom Greatrex said:
“The WCA process hasn’t worked for years and the Government have failed to address it.
“The experience is demeaning, causes anxiety and 40 per cent of the tests are overturned on appeal which demonstrates it’s not fair or accurate.”
1) A TUC survey showed that people think around 41% of benefits go to the unemployed, the real figure is 2.6%.
2) 42% of the Welfare Bill goes to pensioners, 21% goes to people in low paid work.
3) Nearly 80% of JSA claimants stop claiming within 6 months.
4) 77% of people claiming unemployment benefits have one or two children.
5) A TUC survey found that people think around 27% of welfare is lost to fraud – the real figure is only 0.7%, around £1.2 billion.
6) £1.3 billion of benefits that people are entitled to goes unclaimed every year.
7) Immigrants are 60% less likely to claim benefits than a British-born person.
8) 64% of families receive benefits – that’s 20.3 million families.
9) The UK spends 12% less on benefits per head than France does, and 19% less compared to Germany.
10) 93% of new Housing Benefit claimants in 2010 and 2011 came from working people, as UK housing costs are the 3rd highest in Europe.