Sunday, 12th October 2014, a fundraising event in aid of World Cyclist Biresh Dahal and his companions was organised by Skills & Care at the Neplese community Hub in Charlton. The event was attended by around 70 people including children. Biresh has undertaken an unusual mission for world peace. Over the past decade, Biresh Dahal has ridden a bike backwards in 57 countries across three continents to spread his message of non-violence. He is travelling with two companions, who unlike him, prefer to ride forwards.
The event was coordinated by Skills & Care’s trustee, Yadav Bhandari and within a short span of time, with help of like-minded people, total of £722.00 was collected, excluding the donation from Sujan Katuwal of Panas Restaurant Group. Sujan has pledge to donate 10% of Panas Restaurant takings on 12th October 2014 to the cyclist.
The fundraising event was sought following to recent news in Nepali Diaspora that the cyclists were stranded at NepaleseEmbassy London due lack of fund. At the event, Biresh presented his 24mins video presentation which are well-received by the audiences; many of the donors actually topped-up their donations after watching the presentation. Newly appointed coordinator of Nepali Class Mr Suraj KC said that the event and presentation has made positive contribution to children learnings; the presentation demonstrates that if you have willingness and dedication, anything is possible.
At the end of the event the Cyclists were escorted to Panas Restaurant for a Reception.
Skills & Care a social enterprise that work with Nepalese and Gurkha community in Royal Borough of Greenwich conducted Elderly Advocacy Training to tackle with growing problem of elderly Gurkha veterans in the borough. On 16 March 2014 at Valley Central, Floyd Road, Charlton, total of 17 volunteers from Nepalese community took part in the training. The training was delivered by Advocacy for Elderly People is Greenwich.
NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body members voted to back plans aimed at making urgent care more accessible. Greenwich residents will see improvements to urgent care services in the area after local GPs and other NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body members at a specially convened public meetin
- To test with some practices new ways of providing routine and urgent appointments in GP practices so that we improve access for patients.
- To understand how many local people are not registered with a GP, the reasons behind this, and to promote GP registration as the most effective way to reduce health inequalities and improve access to health services for Greenwich residents
- To join together the Greenwich out-of-hours GP service with the GP-led urgent care centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital site in Woolwich.
- No decision on the future of walk-in centres was made by our Governing Body and a commitment was given to keep these open until at least March 2015.
- The CCG agreed to work closely with the RB Greenwich’s Health & Well-being Board to develop a primary care strategy to improve the quality of, and access to, GP services locally.