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Grant Applications Welcome - Delivering Healthwatch Bexley

Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Bexley is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local health and care services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

Healthwatch has been established in Bexley since 2013 and current arrangements are coming to an end. We are taking a new grant approach for the future funding of the service. The grant will be available from September to provide Healthwatch in the Borough for the next 2 years on a tapered funding arrangement, and subject to the terms of a Grant Funding Agreement. Funding may extend beyond this period subject to future requirements and at the Council's discretion.

We would now welcome grant applications. The application form, specification and scoring guidance can be downloaded from our website or alternatively please use the contact details below. Deadline for applications: 8 July 2016. Applications will be evaluated and applicants may be required to attend an interview.

If you would like to know more and/or apply please contact: Shanie-Louise Dengate in the Health and Wellbeing Partnerships Team: 020 3045 3610.

Bexley's Sporting Young People Win Again!

Bexley's sporting young people have won again at the London Youth Games, beating 14 other boroughs, to become champions of angling.

The London Youth Games angling competition was held on 19 June at Tyler's Common Fishery with Bexley's team winning overall first place. 

Team member George McGuirk won a bronze medal in the individual senior angling competition and Harry McGuirk won sliver in the individual junior angling event.

All of Bexley's London Youth Games teams are volunteers, parents, coaches, teachers and ex competitors who give up their time for the competition. Parkwood Community Leisure sponsor the clothing and provide facilities for training.

If you want to follow Bexley's progress at the games you can visit their twitter page Games @BexleyLYG

With the London Youth Games set to continue until 3 July we are sure to see more sporting success for Bexley's young people.

For more information on the London Youth Games visit

Group presents £1,000 to local diabetic clinic

Diabetes UK Bexley group presented a cheque for £1,000 it raised through fundraising to two nurses from Queen Mary's Hospital Diabetic Clinic on Friday 17 June.

The group provides a valuable service to the local community in helping people suffering from diabetes and their carers. They attend many community events across the borough and organise a monthly meeting with speakers at United Reformed Church, Geddes Place, Bexleyheath.

Everyone is welcome to attend for a tea/coffee and perhaps to discuss any issues they face. There is no charge and there is the chance to hear about developments in technology that are designed to help people with diabetes.

The group's President is Cllr Alan Downing. The group was one of those that benefitted from his charity during his time as Bexley's Mayor in 2012/13.

For more information about the group please email   or come along to one of the group's meetings on the third Friday of every month at 7.30pm.

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