FREE event on Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy -26th October, 2-5pm

Working Together for Health Equality in London
Thursday 26th October, 2pm-5pm
Committee Room 5, City Hall
HEAR invites you to an event in partnership with colleagues at the GLA to explore how London voluntary and community sector organisations working with people from all equality groups can work with statutory sector partners to tackle inequalities in health across London, particularly where intersectional factors and multiple discrimination and accessibility barriers impact on health.

As part of the consultation on the Mayor’s Health Equality Strategy, this is your opportunity to contribute your views, identify gaps in provision and existing inequalities, discuss solutions and share good practice with colleagues and GLA officers.

Your chance to speak directly to  the GLA about your experiences, the needs of the people you work with and what we might do together to tackle health inequality.

A presentation by GLA colleagues will be followed by case studies from HEAR members and focused workgroups on topics important to participants and those they work with, focused on the Strategy document and what the Mayor can do to support your work.

The event will have a strong pan-equality and intersectional theme, and we want to encourage participation from   across all equality strands; we also recognise the importance of hearing  from user-led groups and ‘experts by experience’. Please circulate this invitation as widely as possible.

If you would like to reserve a place please email the HEAR Coordinator:

hear@reap.org.uk

remembering to say if you have any dietary or access needs

Please see below more details about the Consultation-

A message from the GLA about the Consultation:

We are delighted to be able to share with you the Mayor’s draft London Health Inequalities Strategy – Better Health for all Londoners for consultation. The consultation period will run until 30 November 2017.

Despite having made a great deal of progress in recent years, health inequalities in London remain high. This reduces productivity and impacts on people’s quality of life.  Healthy life expectancy varies both between and within boroughs. The strategy sets out the Mayor’s ambitions and proposals that will help create a healthier and fairer city.

We want to work with Londoners themselves as well as the public and private sectors to help us achieve these ambitions and would welcome your feedback to finalise this strategy. We don’t just want to know what you think, but how you can help, what you are already doing, and what the Mayor could do to help you do even more.

The link to the strategy is

here

You can respond to the consultation by;

Providing your comments and feedback via the online consultation survey at:

https://www.london.gov.uk/health-strategy

We have also commissioned an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) on the draft Strategy, also on the

website, and we would welcome your views via the

survey, on the impacts that have been identified and whether you feel anything is missing.

A Pledge website portal will also go live soon where you can tell us what you plan to do to reduce health inequality in London
If you would like to discuss the draft London Health Inequalities Strategy with your colleagues, we can send you some resources that you can use in your own meetings.

You can then submit your summary of the discussion to healthinequalities@london.gov.uk marking the subject ‘Resources’ or complete the online survey.    Please contact Jill (Jill.Wiltshire@london.gov.uk) if you would like to discuss this.

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