Associated project list:
East London Genes in Health – Contact: Rachel Hughes (0208 510 1970)
Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
In East London, people in certain communities have some of the highest rates of heart disease, diabetes and poor health in the UK. Living with long-term conditions has a major impact on a person’s quality of life and on their family. This is a community based study on genes that has been set up to help in the fight against these and other major diseases. The project will work with people who are well within the Bangladeshi and Pakistani community in East London. The work will involve setting up and running community-based initiatives that invest in and explore future community health.
Self-Management – Epilepsy – Contact: Nimo Mohammed (020 8510 1970)
Hackney and Tower Hamlets
The purpose of this project is to develop a bespoke course which can support people with epilepsy to manage their condition better. The course is based on the expert patient’s model. 4 courses are being delivered in Hackney and Tower Hamlets based on the bespoke model. The project is being run in partnership between SAfH and the Epilepsy society.
Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) – Contact: Ceri Durham (0208 510 1970)
Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest
The aim of the Maternity Voices Partnerships is to ensure that local women influence and shape maternity service delivery and policy. We do this by supporting, training and empowering local women from diverse communities to use their experiences of accessing maternity services to influence change.
Supporting the Education and Empowerment of Patients and Carers [SEEPAC]
Supporting the Education and Empowerment of Patients and Carers [SEEPAC]. We are working with Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University London [QMUL] to undertake an analysis of practice that educates and trains patient and carers in self-care or empowers them to manage health.
Training – Contact: Pauline Facey (0208 510 1967)
Training – We conduct a range of training for groups and individuals. Working with Westminster Council we have recently ran a bespoke accredited training programme in Diabetes Mentoring: a community development approach. We have a partnership with WEA (Workers Education Authority) and the Open College Network who are helping us to accredit some of our training programmes.