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Danish councillors find out more about protecting victims of gender violence

Danish officials visited Lambeth after specifically asking to find out more about the borough’s ground-breaking strategies and services to tackle violence against women and girls. The 15 delegates were at the town hall on Wednesday, August 29 and included Copenhagen City Council’s Social Committee Mayor Mikkel Warming and nine councillors from the Danish capital. Councillor … Continue reading

Campaigners score West Norwood’s shops on service for disabled people.

As the Paralympics kick off, a group of disability campaigners supported by Lambeth Council will hit the high streets to survey how Lambeth’s shops really score for disabled people. Do you want to get involved? Campaigners from Lambeth’s Learning Disability Partnership and local services have teamed up with Leonard Cheshire Disability to conduct a ‘mystery … Continue reading

National domestic violence charity Refuge and Lambeth Council launch new Gaia Centre for victims of gender violence

  National domestic violence charity Refuge and Lambeth Council have held an event to celebrate the launch of the new Gaia Centre – an innovative service for victims of gender violence in the London borough of Lambeth. Chief Executive of Refuge, Sandra Horley CBE, Jo Cleary,Executive Director Adults’ and Community Services, Lambeth Council, and Lynne … Continue reading

Amazing carers celebrated

During Carers’ Week (June 18-24), we will be recognising and celebrating the contribution of those amazing people who look after family, partners or friends voluntarily because they are ill, frail or have a disability. Carers’ Hub Lambeth will be putting on an exciting programme of events and activities to give carers a break and opportunities … Continue reading

Help an older person get back on their feet by volunteering

A NEW initiative which involves older people in Lambeth supporting other older people who have been victims of mistreatment and abuse is seeking volunteers. The Lambeth Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board is supporting the national charity Action on Elder Abuse to set up this scheme in Lambeth. This scheme is only the third of its kind … Continue reading

Summer of sport sparks domestic violence crackdown

Lambeth Council has begun a campaign to raise awareness of support services available to domestic violence victims and warn of its “zero tolerance” approach to abusers during this summer’s European football championships.   Studies show that during high-profile sports events, including the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, domestic violence incidents increase.   The risks … Continue reading

Hard-hitting poster campaign aims to eradicate abuse of vulnerable

A HARD-HITTING poster campaign which aims to encourage people to report abuse of vulnerable adults has been launched in Lambeth. The series of black and white posters carry images of people in distress alongside the headline “If you suspect abuse, tell us” and tell the stories of people who suspect a friend, neighbour or relative … Continue reading

Rough sleepers handed vital lifeline

Rough sleepers are to be handed a vital lifeline and hope of getting off the streets permanently when a 28-bed assessment centre is officially launched. The centre will offer rough sleepers immediate shelter from the street and a rapid assessment of their housing and support needs. Lambeth Council’s Street Outreach Team (SORT) will refer rough … Continue reading

Community to be at the heart of Lambeth Libraries, Commission proposes

Lambeth should invest in new technology and work more closely with the local community in order to create a 21st century library service, under proposals from Lambeth’s Library Commission unveiled today. The proposals, to be considered by the Cabinet next week, will give local people more say in deciding how libraries should be run, and … Continue reading

Just a few clicks to get “Your Care, Your Way”

A new website has been launched giving people in Lambeth the ability to search for thousands of services offered by community groups, voluntary groups and social care providers across the borough. Called “Your Care, Your Way”, the website (http://yourcareyourway.lambeth.gov.uk) is a comprehensive directory of care and support services. Designed to be simple, straightforward and accessible, … Continue reading

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