Round up of relevent local and national news in the health and wellbeing area. 

The LGA Green Paper for adult social care and wellbeing – your chance to respond

The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector is being encouraged to respond to the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Green Paper for adult social care and wellbeing. ‘The lives we want to lead’ has been written as a starting point to build momentum for a debate across the country about how to fund the care we want to see in our communities for adults of all ages. The Green Paper poses a series of consultation questions and the VCSE sector is invited to share its views.

To complete the consultation, please read the green paper and then visit ‘have your say‘ and submit your views via the online form. The consultation will run to 26 September. A response based on an analysis of all the feedback received will then be published in the autumn.


London Sport – Engagement Event – 28 September

London Sport will be hosting their annual Engagement Event, Active London, at the KIA Oval. Designed to bring together stakeholders from across London – both those who are responsible for physical activity and sport, and those in roles including public health, transport, environment, education and community engagement – the event will explore the role of physical activity in creating a stronger and better-connected London for the future and initiate collaboration between the Communities sector and organisations from other sectors.

Further information and tickets are available for £55 + VAT via  


Self Care in August – Children and Families

This month the Self Care Focus is on Children and Families Self Care please see some tweets form Kingston Public Health that you can use on your social media to promote messages of self care, or look out for their tweets, to retweet.

  • Want to keep your children entertained during the holidays? Check out the #change4life Fun Generator for lots of suggestions for indoor and outdoor activities #selfcare
  • Want to keep your children and family healthy? Check out the August #selfcare page here
  • Want to brush up on what you know about your children’s teeth and how to look after them? Read on #selfcare #children #teeth
  • This August, #selfcare is focusing on children & families. to find out more, click here
  • Not sure where to start with vaccinations for your child? Take a look at the #NHS childhood vaccines timeline #vaccination #selfcare
  • This August, #selfcare is focusing on children & families. to find out more, click here
  • Want to keep your children entertained during the holidays? Check out the #change4life Fun Generator for lots of suggestions for indoor and outdoor activities #selfcare


Connected Kingston – looking for sign ups

As you will have hopefully seen in the many emails going out, Connected Kingston, the Social Prescribing system for the Borough, is looking for services to join the new system. See more information here. The deadline for organisations to sign up so that their information is on the system when it goes live in September, is August 17th.


FGM Prevention Quiz for frontline workers

Survey and quiz for frontline workers in primary care, sexual health, health visiting, school nursing and mental health (all ages), to help develop training around FGM prevention. 

Please follow this link to the FGM survey and quiz for front line professionals developed by the Kingston and Richmond FGM Prevention subgroup. It would be appreciated if colleagues could take 15 minutes to complete this exercise which includes questions about the statutory duty to report known cases (known as Mandatory Reporting) and potential risk factors. The quiz reveals the correct answers after completion so it's a good knowledge refresher, and the responses will help to develop FGM training.


GoodGym latest report

Latest report from the GoodGym on their run to support Kingston Council to clean and tidy a wayside garden in Surbiton


FastMinds need volunteers to support the Neurodiversity Art Festival

This is a shout out for more Volunteers/Stewards for the 1st  Fastminds Neurodiversity Art Festival at Kingsgate Church (above Kings Tun Pub) on the 14th and 15th September 2018 10am till late. They are looking for stewards to support on the door, cinema, café, general h & s checks, and first aid practitioner


Community Health Matters

Public Health Kingston’s e-newsletter has a new look


Accessibility features of Apple products

The Apple Store in the Bentall Centre in Kingston has been in touch with KCIL about running sessions on the accessibility features of Apple Products. KCIL is trying to find out who might be interested in attending and what they would like to learn.


Become a Time to Change Champions

Negative attitudes stop people with mental health problems getting the help and support they need. Time to Change Champions use their experience of mental health problems to change the way people think and act about mental health.


Canbury Gardens Defibrillator

For Canbury Gds users that there is now a Defibrillator in place at the main entrance to Boaters Pub.