How laws are made session

From our colleagues:
FREE one hour session in Parliament on “How Laws are Made”
We have only just received this via the Parliament Outreach team. They understand it is very short notice but have only just found out it is taking place themselves – so we are passing it on to London DDPOs in case anyone is interested and able to go along. Please note Inclusion London is not involved in organising this so follow the booking the details below in order to book your place.
Parliament Week 2017: How laws are made
Come to a free session in the House of Commons on how the UK Parliament makes law.
Do you or your organisation need to know how laws are made? Have you ever wondered how you can get involved?
Join the experts from the House of Commons and the House of Lords to find out how we make new laws or change existing laws.
We’re ready to make the complex simple and answer your questions.
The sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn more about law-making the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
There are limited places at this event and places are available on a first come first served basis. If a waiting list is formed then this will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, places are non-transferable.
All the best
Alasdair Mackenzie
Community Outreach and Engagement Manager
Houses of Parliament 
020 7219 4214
079174 88143
Text relay 18001 7219 7379 
Pronouns: He/him/his
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ADKC’s Annual General Meeting is on 4th December 2017

The Chair & Executive Committee of  Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea

request the pleasure of your company at their

Annual General Meeting & Festive Tea Party

 Monday 4th December 2017, 5.00pm – 7.00pm


The Latymer Community Church, 116 Bramley Road, London W10 6SU


RSVP to Martha Girgis on any of the following,


Phone: 020 8960 8888

Text: 07553 370 074

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Personal Assistants and paid Carers can also get FREE flu vac!

If you have a Direct Payment and employ a Personal Assistant or paid carer… your PAs can now get a FREE influenza vaccination for the first time!

The “London Influenza Programme”, provides FREE ‘flu vaccinations for a range of people including:

“All those who help care for someone whose welfare may be at risk…due to old age, frailty, disability, physical or mental ill health or substance misuse who might not get by without their help if they fell ill “

We have had confirmation that this includes PERSONAL ASSISTANTS and PAID CARERS who are employed directly by Disabled People (for example people who have a Personal Budget / Direct Payment. 

If you want your Personal Assistant to benefit from the FREE FLU JAB, they can book an appointment on and say they are a “carer under the London Influenza programme”.

They also cover:

Anyone over 65 years of age
Persons over 2 years of age in the following categories:

  • Pregnancy at any stage
  • House hold contact of an immunocompromised individual
  • Any of the following Chronic Diseases:
    Heart, Respiratory, kidney, liver or neurological
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • Patients living in long-stay residential/nursing home or other long-stay facility
  • Carers including main carer, those in receipt of a carers allowance and those that help to care for someone who is vulnerable and who would not manage without their help
  • Front Line healthcare worker (Those employed by NHS organisations eg Acute, Community & Mental Health and London Ambulance Trusts or directly contracted by the NHS eg GP, Dental, Optometry & Pharmacy practices)
  • Any London Care/Nursing Home or London Hospice member of staff or domiciliary care provider employed by a LA in London – having some contact with vulnerable person. General LA/Council staff are NOT ELIGIBLE for this London Pharmacy service. Name of LA worked in is required.
  • Staff employed by NHS E, NHS I, PHE, London CCG, Special Needs Schools, London Fire Brigade and NHSE designated Flu champions
  • People between their 17th and 18th birthday before 31st March 18, who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, and/or those who are the main carer of someone whose welfare may be at risk…due to old age, frailty, disability, physical or mental ill health or substance misuse, who might not get by without their help if they fell ill.
  • Any homeless person and anyone likely to be sleeping rough in London
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Nursing Dept & RCN London Region staff
  • Members of any Health & Wellbeing Board (HWBB) in London
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ADKC Open Day

ADKC will be holding an OPEN DAY on 14th November 2017!   Open day flyer

  • Meet our team
  • Find out about our services
  • Share your experiences of the projects
  • Make suggestions on what we can offer
  • Massage Taster Sessions
  • Buffet Lunch

Entry is FREE and the event will run from 11-2 in our offices. Everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P to Martha on 020 8960 8888 or email


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Local pharmacies… your views needed

NHS England have commissioned research to get people’s views on how you use local pharmacies.

The company doing the research, Healthy Dialogues, have produced a survey, the Community Questionnaire-V4-Final .

If you don’t want to print it yourself, you could pop into ADKC to pick up a paper version, which can be left at ADKC for collection by a representative from Healthy Dialogues.

Alternatively, you can Click on the link to complete the survey online.

Contact Marian at ADKC on 020 8960 8888 or email for more information.’

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Message in a bottle…

Our colleagues from the Lions are promoting their “Message in a Bottle” campaign.


What is it?

Its a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their basic personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge!

What does it do?

It saves the Emergency Services valuable time if they need to enter a property in an emergency situation. Not only does it help to identify who you are it also identifies if you have special medication or allergies. It is not only a potential lifesaver, but also it provides peace of mind to you, your friends and family by knowing that prompt medical treatment is provided and that the next of kin and emergency contacts are notified.

message in a bottle

Who’s it for? Anyone.

Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in a community, anyone can have an accident in the home, so this scheme can benefit anyone.

What does it cost?

When ordering one bottle the scheme is free to the public and is funded usually by your local Lions Club.

You may find the bottles displayed in your local GP’s surgery, Local Pharmacy, Local Lions Club. If you have any difficulty locating a bottle please contact Lions Clubs Headquarters 0845 833 9502.

Who knows about it?

All Emergency Services are aware of the Message in a Bottle scheme, by displaying the green stickers in your home, the emergency services will locate the bottle in the fridge and use the forms inside to ensure you are treated quickly which can save time and save lives.

What’s in the bottle?

A form you fill in with your name, medicines, allergies & relatives contact details. And also two green stickers.

What do I have to do?

Fill in the form, put it in the bottle. Put the bottle in your fridge. Put one green sticker on your fridge door and the other green sticker on the INSIDE of your house door.

Who co-ordinates the Scheme locally?

Your local Lions Club. Many Lions Clubs across the Country take part in this project

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Care Fair…. A week to go…

The countdown has started… Are you coming along to our


Weds 4th October from 11-2

in Kensington Town Hall!

There is only a week to go…

…so let us know if you’d like to come so we can put you on our list – you can:


MOST IMPORTANTLY… please tell everyone that you think would be interested!

If you are on social media… you can follow us on:

TWITTER – we are @IndependLivesKC and our event is #IndependentLivingandCareFair

FACEBOOK -  like us / promote our event on Facebook

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V&A BSL interpreted performances

A message from our colleagues at the V&A:

Family Art Fun Pop-up Performance –BSL Interpreted

Did you know that the V&A Museum in London has BSL performances especially for families?
Performances are interpreted by signer Matthew Wainright from Deaf Umbrella.
Matthew is completely involved in the action of each story, interacting with the performers and the audience throughout. “Working at the V&A is a rich and rewarding experience. I have worked alongside many talented performers, exploring together the varied ways in which sign language can enrich and deepen the performance for deaf and hearing children alike. I am excited to see where the signed performances go in the future.” Matthew Wainright from Deaf Umbrella.
BSL interpretation supported by The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.

Pop-up Performance takes place on Saturdays and in the holidays at 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00. Performance duration approximately 30 minutes.

Saturdays 14 October – The Magic of Diwali
Come with us on this epic journey of dark and light, lost and found, where music and words will magically take you into another world. The story of Diwali is told by Spare Tyre artists Arti Prashar and Filipe de Sousa.
Location: Level 1, South Asia, room 41

Saturdays 26 October – October Half-Term
V&A Opera Residents Metta Theatre present a contemporary solo opera, based on the Marriage of Figaro’s Susanna, for all the family.
Location: Level 1, Raphael, Room 48a and Level 1, The Sackler Centre for arts education

Friday 29 December – Christmas Sing-along
Enjoy Christmas classics, from around the world with Chickenshed and create new festive jingles for everyone.
Location: Level 4, The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

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New services for disabled person affected by the Grenfell Fire.

ADKC is now offering 2 new services for people affected directly or indirectly by the Grenfell Tragedy:

1. A short course for disabled people who want to know more about the impact of trauma, the effect this has and how to support each other. This will lead on to a peer support group / drop-in affecting people who have suffered trauma.

2. A service to provide support to disabled people who have been directly / indirectly impacted as a result of Grenfell and to learn from disabled people’s experiences. (You would be directly impacted if you lived in/around Grenfell or if you lost relatives / friends. You could be indirectly affected could be if  you are worried about how you would escape in a similar situation or you services are delayed and you are told this is because of Grenfell.

For more information see our GRENFELL web page tab, or contact ADKC on 020 8960 8888

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Do you take Prescription medicines?

The health authority is looking at options for changing the way it gives medications. They hope that this will save money for the NHS and decreasing the amount of medicine that is wasted.

There are two aspects they are looking at:

1. stopping the automatic repeat prescriptions (as some people build up stocks of medications they are not always using)


2. stopping prescribing medicines that are easily available to buy.

There is more information, and forms for you to have your say, on the Healthwatch Website.

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