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Health inequalities in London

Public Health England has published an in-depth report looking at health inequalities within London and highlighting significant differences in health outcomes between London and the rest of the country.

The report shows, for example, that immunisation uptake in London is the lowest in the country and is falling, while rates of childhood obesity in London are higher than anywhere else in the country. The report shows that social, geographical and biological differences may result in people who are worse off experiencing poorer health and shorter lives.

‘Squaring the Circle’: challenges for Civil Society in London – 29 September

London Voluntary Service Council and Greater London Volunteering invite you to their first joint conference to hear from some of the key leaders of civil society in London.

The keynote address asks the question ‘What is the future of Civil Society in London’ against a background of growing inequality, and calls for more devolution.

Cardboard Citizens: Theatre of the Oppressed training – Sept 2015–March 2016

A series of new workshops offered by Cardboard Citizens.
Venue: Cardboard Citizens, Whitechapel, London, E1 1EJ.

The Barometer of My Heart, East London – 15 Sept–4 October 2015

Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard’s latest project The Barometer of My Heart. 

The Barometer of My Heart asks 'What is it to be a man today?', and offers an intimate reimagining of masculinity. Inspired by workshops and real conversations with men, carnivalesque, primitive and tender performances will bring male experiences kept in the shadows into the light.

Senior Project and Policy Officer, Diversity and Social Policy, Greater London Authority – deadline 9 August

The GLA are seeking a Senior Project and Policy Officer to develop and lead programmes and projects that promote equality of opportunity, and meet the diverse needs and aspirations of London’s communities.

Initially, the successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of a new programme to promote healthier lifestyles among older people.

Friendly London

A new report by the Mayor of London highlights the key role that culture plays in supporting people and communities to live happier lives. ‘Friendly London’ looks at the factors that the World Health Organisation considers important in making cities healthy and happy places to live. 

It covers a range of subjects that will affect an individual both inside and outside the home. This includes how they travel and take part in culture and leisure; volunteering; employment; and Londoners' experiences of using health services. 

Bethlem Gallery and Museum formally opened

Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry formally opened Bethlem Hospital’s new Gallery and Museum space last week.

Mayor’s response to London Health Commission

The Mayor of London has published his response to the London Health Commission's report 'Better Health for London', including a £250,000 commitment for the London Healthy Workplace Charter.

Directory of health and wellbeing forums in London

An introductory health and wellbeing forum directory for London has been produced to signpost voluntary and community organisations working with a specific focus across the capital.

Produced by LVSC, the directory comprises Health & wellbeing, Equality, faith/interfaith, mental health, BME and LGBT forums and provides a link into specialist expertise in aspects of community health in specific localities.

Good practice in London

The Deputy Mayor for London is seeking short case studies demonstrating good practice in London’s health and care system.  A number of good practice case studies will be included in the London Mayoral response to the publication of the London Health Commission.

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