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Deaf Awareness Week
Deaf Awareness Week

May 4th - 10th is Deaf Awareness Week where the aim is to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.

Metro Blind Sport's May 2020 Newsletter
Metro Blind Sport's May 2020 Newsletter

Metro Blind Sport is a London based charity, creating fun, sporting opportunities for blind and partially sighted individuals, regardless of age or ability.

RBKC Residents booklet: Helping you through the COVID-19 Pandemic
RBKC Residents booklet: Helping you through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have launched a "Residents booklet" to help residents and businesses of the borough through this pandemic. You can read the Leader of the Council's message and download the booklet 

World Health Day
World Health Day

Each year there is a specific theme for World Health Day. The theme for World Health Day 2020 is to support nurses and midwives because of the contribution they  make in making the world a healthier place.

The  'Blind March' of 5th April 1920
The 'Blind March' of 5th April 1920

On 5th April 1920, hundreds of blind and partially sighted people from across the country began a march to London in the name of equality.

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.