News and resources

The Bromley By Bow Insights team is gathering content to share online with organisations and individuals looking to learn more about how the Centre runs.

This section features reports, tools, interviews and articles from the BBBC staff about findings, and insights into health and community services!

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KSE Webinar recording (9 June 2020): Virtual Communications – The way forward for community engagement?

The Bromley By Bow Centre’s Insights team held a free live webinar on “Virtual Communications – The way forward for community engagement?” on Tuesday 9th June at 12:0013:00 BST. You can check the recording and slides in this article.

Check the recording and slides here

Investec Beyond Business: Alumni Response to COVID-19

A number of our Investec Beyond Business network have responded to the current situation by adapting their business models in order to continue to trade and affect social impact.  To follow are some examples of how our social enterprise network are adapting and continuing with their businesses and social outcomes during this challenging time.

Read the responses here!

Bromley By Bow Health Staff blog: Thinking about the holistic well-being of patients

Emma Owen-Amadasun, Assistant Director of Population Health at the Bromley By Bow Health, has written a blog piece for our Knowledge Share Programme with her thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted the work at the BBB GP practices and what learning she takes away for the longer term future.

Read the full blog here

Knowledge Exchange webinar: Supporting Communities Remotely

On 21st May 2020, the BBBC Knowledge Share & Exchange programme held a webinar on “Supporting Communities Remotely” to share experiences on how different organisations have been dealing with the lockdown situation to continue and deliver their services.

Summary, slides and recording

BBBH Home Pack: Staying healthy during isolation

This Home Pack, made by the Bromley By Bow Health Practice, contains some information about how to stay connected to others and tips to stay healthy during any isolation periods.

Download the pack here

Lockdown - What is being done across the country to support communities?

On 29th April, the BBBC Knowledge Share & Exchange programme held an intimate meeting to start exchanging experiences and learnings from the current lockdown situation. Prior to this meeting, a survey was shared online to prepare the themes.

Read the outcomes here

Interview with a BBBC frontline staff in times of lockdown

The BBBC Insights team interviewed a Centre’s frontline staff this week. Khadeja Chowdhury, Skills Exchange Volunteer Project Manager, Community Connections, shared her experience of supporting community members in a situation of lockdown, and let us know the learnings she takes from it.

Read the full interview

Social Prescribing Webinar Recording - 8th April 2020

On Wednesday 8th April, Bromley By Bow Insights held a webinar on the role of #socialprescribing in the fight against COVID-19 across North East London. Check the full recording here!

View the full webinar here
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Working remotely: BBBC staff wellbeing guidance

We are all different and will be dealing with the lockdown situation in our own ways and this guidance is to support what staff are already doing or to give them new ideas or perspectives for managing how they are feeling in this unusual situation. This document is an example of steps that can be taken to ensure staff wellbeing as well the community’s!

Read the full guidance document

Collaboration and exchange of knowledge are crucial now!

As for most people, the COVID-19 situation has brought a range of changes to the BBBC Knowledge Share and Exchange Programme. The programme originally specialises in the delivery of visits and bespoke study tours for visitors from across the country and beyond to experience the Centre.

Read the full statement
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Adapting to COVID-19 for better long-term services sustainability

Like all organisations in the country and globally, Bromley By Bow Centre has been busy reorganising to adapt to the fast evolving situation caused by the infamous COVID-19. It is at the Centre’s priority to continue serving its community in the best way possible while ensuring everyone remains safe and keep healthy.

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Interview with a social prescribing client

BBBC Insights interviews Tarana, who benefited from social prescribing at the Centre. Tarana explains how social prescribing has impacted her life and why she recommends it to others.

Read the interview

Empowering community members for better health, a report from BBBC Insights

The Health Champion programme is designed to engage local residents in their health and to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to improve their own health and the health of their local community.

Read the full article here