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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information 3.4.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information 3.4.20

What is the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID -19) and where to find more information.

Community Provider's Coronavirus response
Community Provider's Coronavirus response

These are challenging times for us all. There is no way of knowing how long it will be before things return to normal. However, community providers are adapting the way in which they work. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information 2.4.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information 2.4.20

What is the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID -19) and where to find more information.

Happiful Online April Magazine
Happiful Online April Magazine

Happiful is an online and print magazine with the mission to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. Their aim is to provide informative, inspiring and topical stories about mental health and wellbeing. They want to break the stigma of mental health in our society, and to shine a light on the positivity and support that should be available for everyone, no matter their situation.

Blood test 'can detect more than 50 types of cancer'
Blood test 'can detect more than 50 types of cancer'

A blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before any clinical signs or symptom of the disease has been developed by scientists. The test is based on a type of DNA that is shed by tumours into the bloodstream known as cell-free DNA (cfDNA). The researchers said this method can not only tell whether someone has cancer, but also the type of cancer they have.

Kensington and Chelsea's COVID-19 Hub begins operating
Kensington and Chelsea's COVID-19 Hub begins operating

Food parcels are being distributed to Kensington and Chelsea’s most vulnerable residents after the borough’s COVID-19 Hub started operating.

The facility has been set up by the Council to prepare and deliver Government packages of food and drink to people classified as “clinically vulnerable” who have to be shielded at home for 12 weeks, particularly those without support networks in place who don’t have someone who can get shopping or medical supplies for them.

London Community Response Fund - applications open
London Community Response Fund - applications open

The new London Community Response Fund, from London Funders, is now open to applications, with a focus on supporting VCS organisations providing food and other essentials to vulnerable Londoners during COVID-19

Coronavirus : Shopping Tasks for Direct Payments carers
Coronavirus : Shopping Tasks for Direct Payments carers

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we understand that this may be a very difficult time for carers to carry out shopping tasks. Many stores are now offering priority shopping for vulnerable people and the elderly.

Health Advice In BSL
Health Advice In BSL

Sign Language Week  is 16 – 22 March 2020.  Health Advice is hard to come by in sign language. It’s one of the reasons that Deaf people are more likely to be undiagnosed, or poorly treated, for a range of health conditions.

£500 grant available to community groups and projects in K&C and Westminster
£500 grant available to community groups and projects in K&C and Westminster

Are you an organisation who work with groups who are often under-represented in public discussions about health and social care?.  Healthwatch CWL would like to hear from you and you may be selected to receive a grant of £500 to run a research project to gather local patient experiences