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Tea Time Get Together for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tea Time Get Together for Adults with Learning Disabilities

The Happily tea party is part of an initiative inspired by Jo Cox which aims to bring communities closer together.

The party saw over 30 adults with learning disabilities enjoy tea and cake at Petit Miracle Hub in Shepherd’s Bush, before taking part in games and activities encouraging conversation and social interaction.

The get together proved to be successful with many guests taking the opportunity to get to know one another. 

Windrush Day
Windrush Day

On June 22 1948, HMT Empire Windrush brought hundreds of Caribbean passengers who would soon make the UK their home, many settling within the three boroughs and lending a vibrancy to a London still recovering from the war.  Windrush Day is a celebration of the important contribution that the Caribbean community has made to our city.

Refugee Week 2019
Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week (June 17 – 23) is a national celebration which provides an opportunity to recognise and better understand the courage and contribution of refugees. It is a chance for our community to join people across the country to show their support and stand together

Swap red meat and bacon for fish, eggs and lean chicken, researchers urge
Swap red meat and bacon for fish, eggs and lean chicken, researchers urge

Eating red and processed meat increases the risk of an earlier death, experts have warned, as they urged people to switch to fish and vegetables.

Swapping red meat for healthier proteins such as eggs, nuts and fish can lead to a longer life, they said.

Scams Awareness 2019
Scams Awareness 2019

Every year millions of people across the UK fall prey to scammers, and London residents are no exception. This year's campaign for Scams Awareness  will take place over two weeks, from the 10th-23rd June.

Volunteers' Week is 1-7 June
Volunteers' Week is 1-7 June

Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

It takes place 1-7 June this year and is an opportunity to explore volunteering in all its diversity.

Stroke deaths halved in England over ten years, study shows
Stroke deaths halved in England over ten years, study shows

Stroke deaths in England halved in the decade up to 2010 as a result of overhauls which saw more patients taken to specialist centres, a review has found.

10th – 16th June is Carers Week
10th – 16th June is Carers Week

Carers Week recognises the invaluable role that unpaid carers play in society. This year Carers Week will run from 10th – 16th June and look at Getting Carers Connected.  There will be a range of trips and events you can attend, finishing with the Carer's Festival of Friday

Britons get drunk more often than everyone else in the world, a global drug survey suggests
Britons get drunk more often than everyone else in the world, a global drug survey suggests

According to a report examining the drinking habits of 36 countries last year, Britons reported getting drunk an average of 51.1 times in a 12-month period, which accounts for almost once a week.

Check your blood pressure at the library
Check your blood pressure at the library

Self service blood pressure machines are available in Kensington Central, North Kensington and now Chelsea Library during Library opening hours with supported sessions during advertised times.