HEALTOGETHER CIC

HEALTOGETHER CIC is a central place for information and support dedicated to the BAME communities in particular; Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean communities in Newham.

We believe, together as a community, we can create a society where everyone can thrive despite the conditions of their mental health. HEALTOGETHER CIC is a community-based organisation run and controlled by BAME community members for BAME communities in particular; Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean communities. HEALTOGETHER CIC provides a range of support, information services and empowers these communities to have choice and control, be active and be successful in all aspects of their lives without compromising their identity. 

Befriending Service - Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. This service involves going for walks, dropping into the frequent coffee&tea afternoons to come and socialise with others with similar lived experiences and or speaking on the phone and meeting to provide psychosocial support and connection.  

Advice & Information - Advice on housing, benefits, form filling services, UE settlement, mental health awareness & services available to the community to access etc.

Signposting services - We can identify and connect you with the right experts who can help you with your counselling/therapy needs. 

One day a week Legal support drop-in session - If you are an existing or a new client that has to enquire about immigration advice or other legal services, we will refer you to a suitably qualified legal representative. 

Digital Inclusion - Digital inclusion is about ensuring the benefits of the internet and digital technologies are available to everyone. Digitally-excluded people can lack skills, confidence and motivation, along with having limited or no access to equipment and connectivity. Our Digital support includes help with EUSS application forms to settle in the UK, etc. 

Advocacy - We advocate because we are passionate to see this community contribute, flourish and thrive in their host communities to have fair and equal access to healthcare services.

Service access criteria: Minority Ethnic communities in particular Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean Communities in Newham.
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A

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