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Women and Displacement an invitaton from MEWSO

Dear Colleague,

I am delighted to invite you for a seminar on Women and displacement hosted by MEWSo at the offices of Macquarie Bank.
This seminar will discuss the impact on women who are or have been uprooted and displaced due to a variety of reasons. The practical and psychological effects of displacement are often very individual, and are influenced by the individual’s stage of life. Although displacement affects both men and women, the effects are often different and this seminar will specifically focus on the difficulties that women typically face.   
Speakers will include:
·         Aging  in Exile,  Parizad Bathai,   Psychotherapist (Register UKCP) , has over 10 years’ experience working with refugee women in the UK
·         Research on Migrant and refugee women, Dr Elena Vacchelli, University of Greenwich
·         A life in exile by Halaleh Taheri
·         Storyteller; A woman who has been supported by MEWSo
Guests will leave with a better understanding of why MEWSo exists, the help they provide to those suffering from the psychological consequences of displacement and the vital advice they provide to those aiming to build new lives in a new country.
The seminar will also present an opportunity to engage with our network of volunteers, befrienders and members, as well as meet professionals and experts from other organisations.
Please book your place, by email to
Date and Time: 5th October 2017  
Between 6-8pm (presentations to last 30minutes beginning at 6.30pm)  
Location: Macquarie Bank Limited, 28 Ropemaker St, EC2Y9HD, London
Admission to the seminar is free.
Please join us for an engaging panel discussion with refreshments served at the offices of Macquarie Bank. Four speakers will cover different aspects of displacement, and how it can affect the day-to-day life of a woman in exile.

Yours truly,
Halaleh Taheri

Preventing hate crime: funding for community projects

From:Home Office Part of:Crime prevention

Apply for funding for community projects that prevent hate crime.

— About the fund
— What are we looking for?
— Who can apply?
— How to apply
— Important dates
— Contact us

Hate crimes are crimes that are motivated by hostility on the grounds of race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and national origin), religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

Providing funding for projects that prevent hate crime is one of the actions included in the UK government’s hate crime action plan.

About the fund

The aim of the fund is to work with affected communities to fund the development of partnership projects that:
•prevent hate crime
•respond to hate crime in our communities
•increase the reporting of hate crime
•improve support for the victims of hate crime
•build our understanding of hate crime

The Home Office is seeking to fund projects up to £50,000. Project delivery is expected in June 2018, with all invoices submitted by 31 March 2018. Closing date in 15th September

Full details here

Consultation: the Mayor's vision for a Diverse and Inclusive city

From the GLA website

Start date: 15 June 2017
End date: 11 September 2017

For generations, London has been a shining example of how people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds can live side-by-side and work together.

We must continue to build strong, connected communities and ensure that every Londoner can share in the prosperity of our city.

To achieve this, Mayor Sadiq Khan has published his Diversity and Inclusion Vision. It sets out the future of London as a diverse, inclusive and integrated city and a great place to:

live and grow up

work and do business

feel safe and be healthy

get around, travel and enjoy

Mayors vision for a Diverse and inclusive city

Have your say

The Mayor wants to hear from individuals and organisations that can help him and the GLA group make London a more inclusive city.

If you are an:

  • individual - take part in our Talk London discussion board
  • organisation - respond to our questionnaire with evidence and ideas

And if you require this vision in a different format please contact


Trust For London new funding Priorities

The Priorities are listed below

Good Homes and Neighbourhoods

Better Work

Decent Living Standards

Shared Wealth

Pathways to Settlement

Stronger Voices

Connected Communities

Each ofthe priorities is explained in their funding guidance

If, after reading the guidelines, you are in doubt as to whether your work fits then please telephone us so that TFL can discuss and answer any specific queries you may have, on 020 7606 6145.

If you are confident your work meets the funding priorities you need to complete their online application form.

Closing dates

There are three closing dates for applications:

  • 5th October 2017, 1pm
  • 1st week of February 2018 – date TBC
  • 1st week of June 2018 – date TBC

Applications must be received by 1pm on the closing date.

It is important to note that they only accept applications via their online process.


Hackney Co production charter for Health and Social Care in Hackney & City

Local residents and patients can give feedback on the first-ever Co-production Charter for Health and Social Care in Hackney and City Draft-Co-production-Charter_for-consultation.pdf until 29 Sept.
Healthwatch Hackney and Healthwatch City drafted the Co-production Charter based on feedback and ideas shared by over 70 residents at the People as Partners: Co-production Conference in July. Co-production is defined as designing, reshaping or delivering services in equal partnership with the people who use them in order to create better services and outcomes.

The charter sets out the rights people can expect from health and social care organisations in Hackney and City for the co-production of health and social care services. The charter will go to the City Integrated Commissioning Board, Hackney Integrated Commissioning Board, and Hackney and City Health and Social Care Transformation Board for endorsement in October. The boards are made-up of senior leaders from local health and care organisations that we expect to sign-up to the charter and implement its principles.

Send your feedback to by Friday 29 September 2017. The full conference report is available here -

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