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Lambeth launches Equality Commission to spearhead the crusade against poverty and disadvantage

Lambeth is launching a ground-breaking new campaign to tackle the problems which still hold back people in some of the borough’s most disadvantaged communities. The Council has signed up a panel of distinguished local residents and policy experts to carry out an in-depth investigation of the causes and impact of poverty and inequality across all … Continue reading

EURO 2016 – MAKE DOMESTIC ABUSE A RED CARD

Lambeth Council and the Met Police have teamed up to warn of the increase in domestic abuse during the Euro 2016 football tournament. In a joint meaage, the leader of the council Cllr Lib Peck and Chief Inspector Nick Collins say: “Let’s be clear – major sporting events like EURO 2016 aren’t responsible for domestic … Continue reading

Ground-breaking Lambeth project wins national award

Lambeth council’s Without Walls project which supports adults with learning difficulties in their own community, has won best Innovation in Social Care at the MJ awards. The approach focuses on physical activity and delivers personalised and individual support rather than standard, establish day-services or residential care. Cllr Jackie Meldrum, Lambeth cabinet member for Adult Social … Continue reading

Hospital care at home helps local patients

Lambeth and Southwark residents can get hospital care at home thanks to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s @home service. The service provides expert medical support so that people can leave hospital sooner than usual to recover at home or avoid a hospital stay altogether. Kris Hopkins, Minister for Communities and Local Government, visited … Continue reading

Lambeth working with CAB to streamline advice services

In just three months between August and October, nearly 3000 people have been able to get advice through the pilot One Lambeth Advice service, run in partnership between Lambeth council and the Merton & Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau (MLCAB). The scheme is set to be expanded across the borough, making it easier for more people … Continue reading

‘We’ve listened and now we will act to improve older people’s housing in Lambeth’ – Cllr Dickson

On Monday 4th November 2013 Lambeth council’s cabinet will discuss ambitious proposals to improve the council’s Sheltered housing stock and raise the standards of older people’s housing in the borough. The new report contains proposals to: Make improvements to up to 17 sheltered housing schemes in Lambeth Retain the Glebe and Carfax Place as Sheltered … Continue reading

Improving older people’s housing in Lambeth

On Monday 14 January 2013 Lambeth council’s cabinet will discuss a report on older people’s housing (Item 4) for transforming housing for older people and improving quality and design so older people can live independently. Councillor Jim Dickson, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said,  “Our proposals are based on a crystal clear pledge; everyone … Continue reading

Double success for Lambeth social workers

TWO teams of Lambeth social workers are celebrating after being nominated for major national awards. Lambeth Council’s Family Support and Child Protection team and Substance Misuse Team have both been shortlisted in the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards, in recognition of the outstanding work they do to help some of the borough’s most … Continue reading

Get involved and you’ll feel better – your chance to get the health services you want

We would love to welcome you at our Health & Wellbeing Board on Monday 15 October at the Town Hall. This is a chance to meet and talk through issues around health and healthcare – something that is important for all of us. Our aim is to make sure we can all be healthy and live … Continue reading

Government Welfare Reforms in the spotlight at council conference

PUBLIC sector professionals have come together at a major conference to discuss government Welfare Reforms that mean the average family on benefits in Lambeth is likely to be £98 a week worse off from April. More than 150 professionals from the charitable, health, and local authority sectors gathered at Lambeth Town Hall on Tuesday 11 … Continue reading

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