Social care

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Lambeth turns around every one of its troubled families

Lambeth turns around every one of its troubled families More than a thousand “troubled families” have been put back on track with the help of a special Lambeth Council team set up to tackle unemployment, crime and social problems across the borough. The national Troubled Families initiative, targeting 120,000 households across England “that have problems … Continue reading

Lorraine Pascale’s story puts the spotlight on Lambeth’s fostering service

Lambeth’s foster carers will this week feature in a BBC documentary about celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale’s early life in the care system. “Fostering and Me”, to be shown on BBC Two on Thursday [19 June], will trace the former model’s personal story and the impact fostering had on her life. And foster carers, fostered children … 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

Nominate your Lambeth council star

You’re invited to nominate someone from Lambeth council’s who’s made a difference to you – whether through a one off encounter or over a period of time. It could be a local librarian, parking attendant, street cleaner or youth worker. It might be a team of people who’ve helped you sort out a complicated or … Continue reading

Lambeth Apprentices on track for success

20 March 2013 PR 2132 For Immediate Release Press Release Two apprentices working with Lambeth Council have been awarded their Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Civil Engineering. Both Stefan Cuff who’s working in Transportation and Stephen Lucas, working in Highways, are on a three year apprenticeship programme in partnership with TfL. The certificates were … 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

New cinema proposals for West Norwood get thumbs up from councillors

PLANS for a new cinema, café and bar in West Norwood have taken a step forward after being given the thumbs up by leading Lambeth councillors. Lambeth Council has agreed to enter into an agreement with City Screen Ltd to prepare detailed design and planning documentation to transform Nettlefold Hall into a new ‘Creative Hub’ … 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

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


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