Title: Black History Month: Improving health and wellbeing for black women in Greenwich
Healthwatch Greenwich (HWG) is hosting a digital event with local community leaders to debate health inequality and find ways to improve overall health and wellbeing for black women in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Our digital Health Symposium on Thursday 29 October at 5pm is part of our Black History Month series of events to raise awareness about cancer screening and highlight the lived experience of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people locally.
This is an engaging panel discussion by black women, for black women, featuring some amazing local speakers:
- Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Interim Deputy Leader and Labour Councillor for London Borough of Greenwich. Cllr Denise Scott- McDonald is also Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills, and a University Lecturer.
- Dr Catherine Omotayo, GP Trainee. Dr Catherine has also worked as Medical Doctor at Lewisham and Greenwich Trust, and does frequent outreach work with her local church.
- Khadija Ahmed, Founder of Afyah Support Group. Khadija founded this community group to support Muslim women in Plumstead. Afyah Support Group recently won the Royal Borough of Greenwich Business Award for Social Enterpise 2020.
- Pamela Franklin, Founder of the Caribbean Social Forum. Pamela founded the Caribbean Social Forum in 2015. The Forum is open to men and women aged 50+ and they currently have over 600 registered members, mainly from the Caribbean and neighbouring countries, such as Guyana.
At times of crisis, equitable access to healthcare is essential. According to a recent report by the Quality Care Commission, COVID-19 is magnifying inequalities and “risks turning fault lines into chasms”. The report highlights that more needs to be done to meet the quality standards of care services and make sure no one is left behind.
Join our event for free and participate in the discussion.
This event is funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for Black History Month 2020.
Help us improve the wellbeing of BAME people in Greenwich
Following on from our #BlackLivesMatter Listening Event held in July, we are setting up a Task and Finish Group for BAME organisations and service users, to support the progress on the commitments each of the commissioners and providers have made. If you would like to be involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.