In March 2015 HEAR held a major event showcasing a wide range of work by London’s voluntary sector aimed at reducing inequalities in health and wellbeing for the most disadvantaged Londoners.
At Working Together for Health Equalities more than 50 delegates heard presentations and case studies from 10 different London VCS organisations demonstrating how they tackle inequalities in health in a wide variety of innovative ways. They also heard an extremely informative keynote presentation from Lindsey Ahmet from Middlesex University and had the opportunity to attend workshops on improving communications in health delivery, learning from experience in forming consortia, partnerships, collaborative working and user involvement, and a very interesting storytelling session.
-Communications in Midwifery Services: Lindsey Ahmet
-Why is Silence Cancer’s Best Friend?: Cancerkin
-Learning English-A Gateway to Wellbeing: Wonder Foundation
-SPLIT Project-Working with Disabled Experts: Haringey Disability First Consortium
-Roma Health and Partnership with the Public Sector: Roma Support Group
-The Green Gym-A Case Study: Conservation Volunteers
-The IRIS Project-Improving Support for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse-Solace Women’s Aid
-Inequalities in LGBT Mental Health: PACE
-Abused No More-Improving Front Line Health Services for Women Refugees and Asylum Seekers: IARS
-Supporting People Excluded from Primary Health Services: Doctors of the World UK
Delegates also heard a presentation on Working with the London Voluntary and Community Sector from the Care Quality Commissiion and viewed ‘Seabreeze’, a film showcasing an innovative dance project by Dance United.
All the presentations, case studies and workshop materials can be viewed here: