Volunteering Brent will be celebrating Volunteers’ Week with their first Volunteering Fair on Tuesday 7 June and invites local residents to join them. The fair is a great opportunity for volunteers to directly engage with organisations and receive advice on getting involved with local volunteering opportunities in the borough. The free event will be held at The Bridge, Brent Civic Centre from 2.30pm – 5.30pm on Tues 7 June 2016.
The amount of the benefit cap is changing. It will change even if your benefit is capped already. It is expected to happen in November 2016 or slightly later. The benefit cap is the total amount your household can get in benefits. By household we mean you, your partner and any dependent children that live with you. Go to www.gov.uk/benefit-cap to find out more information about how your benefit payments may change and to use the online calculator or, you can call the helpline
Service users and staff have been marking the first year of CNWL’s successful Recovery Day Programme (RDP) for people in Brent recovering from severe drink and drug problems. More than 50 people including former service users, staff, partners and the Commissioner – Andy Brown attended the event on 20 May 2016. Funded by Brent Council Public Health, the programme uses the latest proven psychological interventions to help patients overcome their addictions. The Programme is one
Brent CCG are ready to update local people on plans for a new NHS 111 service in the borough. They are inviting people in Brent to a public event where they will set out how the new system is going to work across North West London and get your views about the plans. This public event will be held on 14 June (5 to 9 pm) in Wembley at the Sattavis Patidar Centre, Forty Avenue, J/W The Avenue, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 9PE.
As part of the Mental Health Awareness Week, WDP and B3 are hosting a fun filled day of activities and speakers (includes lunch). All are welcome. This free event will be held at 97 Cobbold Road NW10 9SU from 10am to 3pm on Tuesday 17 May.
The Mental Health Foundation initiates this national campaign to help raise awareness, discussions and events centred on good mental health. The theme for this year is ‘relationships’. Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 16 to Friday 22 May 2016.