International Day for Disabled People – 1st December 2016

Brent is celebrating the International Day for Disabled People on 1st December 2016. Marked across the globe, this day has been celebrated by the United Nations since 1992.
The day aims to increase understanding of the barriers facing people with disabilities and promote participation and inclusion. The event will incorporate a Job Fair and a Health and Well-being Zone  The theme for 2016 is “Achieving the Goals for the future we want”

The event on  1st  December 2016   will be held at the Brent Civic Centre from 10am to 3pm and is an opportunity to engage with residents, carers and colleagues.

Please contact
equality@brent.gov.uk if you wish to register early for this event.

Police advice on burglary for Dudden Hill residents

Below is a message from the Dudden Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team following some intelligence based on burglaries that have happened in the ward.

Please be aware that two suspects are visiting the NW10 area in a Black Audi A3. The first one presents a ‘British Gas ID’ on a blue lanyard to gain entrance into the property and a second suspect follows when the occupant is distracted. We strongly advise that you do not let anybody into your property until you have confirmed their identify. The best policy is take their ID, ask them to remain outside, shut the door and phone their company to confirm their ID. If there is any doubt or their identify can’t be confirmed then call the Police and don’t open the door. If you have a door chain please use it before opening the door in the first place.

Career Fair – Wednesday 9th November 10am to 1pm – Pakistan Community Centre

hiredThere will be a free Career Fair open to all at the Pakistan Community Centre, Marley Walk, London NW2 4PU (behind Willesden Green tube station. For more information, email careers@capitalpeople.co

There will be an opportunity to meet employers, access live vacancies and instant advice and guidance.

Brent Benefit Cap information event

Monday, 7th November, 1 – 3pm (Lunch from 1pm)

Harlesden Hub, Tavistock Hall, 25 High Street, London NW10 4NE

Event outline

  1. Introduction to Welfare Reform and Benefit Cap by Brent Counci
  1. Who will be affected in Brent
  1. Support available to residents and Benefit Changes Toolkit
  1. Question & Answer session

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who has questions and wants to find out more about the forthcoming benefit cap changes (residents, support workers, community organisations).
  • Anyone worried that they might be affected
  • Anyone who has already received notification and needs more info and support
  • Anyone who wants to learn about Brent’s Benefit Cap changes Toolkit

Why Crisis Brent is holding this event?

Crisis Brent are concerned that many of our clients, their families and friends and many in the community as a whole are still not fully aware of how the new benefit cap changes may affect them and their housing. We have liaised with the council to hold an information session in Harlesden to ensure the proposed changes reach local people.

Apprenticeship opportunities available in Brent

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Not quite Alan Sugar and ‘The Apprentice’ but opportunities are available for residents aged 16-24 who are looking to start their careers.

Brent Works Apprenticeships provide roles for local young people, helping them gain a nationally recognised qualification, practical experience and earn a salary. The team work across a variety of industries, with opportunities available for many career paths.

Vacancies can be viewed on the website, and for more information contact the on 020 8903 6825 or email brent.works@brent.gov.uk

Sadiq delivers Night Tube for Dudden Hill residents

Sadiq Khan has delivered on the Night Tube for Dudden Hill residents. The ward is well served by the Jubilee Line with residents using Willesden Green, Dollis Hill and Neasden Stations.

Starting from tonight, Tube services will now run on Friday and Saturday nights on the full length of the Jubilee line from Stanmore to Stratford.

TfL has confirmed that all the stations will remain staffed throughout the night and that services will run approximately every 10 minutes.

This is in addition to the pledge already delivered on the Hopper fare for buses. For more information on this, visit the TfL advice site here LINK

My Heart Beats for Brent Campaign launched

My Heart Beats for Brent’ is a new campaign aimed at getting those members of the community who take part in no moderate intensity sport or physical activity for at least 30 minutes to be more active and is inspired by the many Brent residents who already demonstrate a real affection for the facilities; classes; parks; open spaces and clubs in Brent.

The campaign message is “exercise somewhere you love for just 30 minutes a day” and focus on small changes you can make no matter your age or ability to improve your fitness.    The campaign is being delivered in response to the high levels of obesity in the borough. Half of the population in Brent is overweight and an estimated one in five of our population is obese. It will target both adults and children.

On 22 September we will launch ‘My heart beats for the Daily Mile’ which encourages school children to walk up to a mile in 15 minutes each school day (during their lunch/break time).    ‘My Heart Beats for Brent’ was launched on national fitness day (Wednesday 7 September) in conjunction with Tottenham Hotspur football club.

England and Spurs star’s Harry Kane and Eric Dier visited Wembley to promote the campaign along with the ‘Spurs Nurse’ who carried out free health checks to members of the public and gave out information about how to keep active in the borough.

Keep up to date with the campaign here.