London safeguarding award – deadline 15 July

The London Safeguarding Children Board has launched a new award to highlight emerging best practice in child protection. The London Safeguarding Children Award, the first of its kind in London, aims to showcase and celebrate good and promising practice in safeguarding. Local authorities, health workers and the police are encouraged to nominate examples of their work by the closing date of noon on Friday 15 July. The winner will be announced at the London Safeguarding Children Board’s annual conference on Wednesday 30 November.

New Survey to map the impact of cuts in London – deadline 31 May

The LVSC and partners have launched a third 'Big Squeeze' campaign to study the impact of the recession and public spending cuts on the capital's voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations and the people they serve.

CoolTan Arts and two long-term volunteers receive Southwark Civic Awards

CoolTan Arts and two of their volunteers won Southwark Civic Awards and were recognised for their contribution to the local community and life of the borough at a ceremony on 7 May.

Richard Muzira, volunteer film maker and video editor has produced podcasts, films, contributed to the development of CoolTan Arts’ website, and helps with CoolTan Arts’ various public events and activities. He says: “The Civic Award is a testimonial to how CoolTan Arts has helped me stabilise my mental health state through productive social interaction.”

New sculpture unveiled at the Royal Free Hospital

Statue unveiling, Royal Free Hampstead NHS TrustA lasting tribute to a much-loved Royal Free staff member has taken pride of place at the front of the hospital.

Results of London Councils Judicial Review

London borough leaders have voted to increase the budget for a pan-London grants scheme from £17.691 million to £20.767 million. This decision follows a supplementary consultation launched after a High Court ruling that – when announcing cuts last year – London Councils had not done enough to ensure the cuts did not have an unequal impact on some parts of the population.

The new funds will go to specific commissions from London Councils and are part of an overall restructuring of their London-wide funding.

Be Creative Be Well celebration

The next LAHF event will take place on 12 May and will be a celebration of the recently completed Be Creative Be Well element of the Well London programme. Artists and practitioners involved in delivering Be Creative Be Well projects will be invited to come together to reflect on some of the key themes that came out of the 2 year project.


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