POLITICIAN GIVES BLOOD AS SHE CALLS FOR MORE BLACK DONORS “Vital that people roll up their sleeves”

An NHS drive to encourage more black people to register as blood donors has been backed by Southwark’s cabinet member for public health Cllr Evelyn Akoto – literally. Cllr Akoto (pictured) said: “I know the thought of giving blood can be a bit scary but a moment’s discomfort will help save lives. “Donating blood is a … Continue reading POLITICIAN GIVES BLOOD AS SHE CALLS FOR MORE BLACK DONORS “Vital that people roll up their sleeves”

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NEW HOMELESSNESS CHARTER PROPOSED BY LAMBETH GREENS Calls to lobby Government on same housing benefits for young and old

Lambeth Green councillors are proposing the council adopt a homelessness charter which reinforces the rights of homeless people in  the borough and commits the council to take action towards preventing  and ending homelessness. The charter, due to be voted on by councillors at tomorrow's full council  meeting (Wednesday October 16th) includes the right to housing, … Continue reading NEW HOMELESSNESS CHARTER PROPOSED BY LAMBETH GREENS Calls to lobby Government on same housing benefits for young and old

EVENTS ON TWITTER: GRANTS AVAILABLE ON AIR QUALITY PROJECTS / LONDON YOUTH GAMES

@lambeth_council 19h19 hours ago Is your school concerned about air pollution? The Sustainability Team are offering grants of up to £2,500 to secondary schools, colleges and Universities to deliver air quality-themed projects. Deadline to apply is October 18. Email sustainability@lambeth.gov.uk to find out more. Lambeth Council‏Verified account@lambeth_council 19h19 hours ago Lambeth Youth Games 2020! If … Continue reading EVENTS ON TWITTER: GRANTS AVAILABLE ON AIR QUALITY PROJECTS / LONDON YOUTH GAMES

SAVE ALMOST £4,000 A YEAR – BY QUITING SMOKING ‘Stoptober’ campaign is back

The Stoptober campaign is back to help even more residents split up from their relationship with smoking. The month-long quit campaign throughout October encourages people to ditch their smoking habit with support from online tools and face-to-face advice. Residents can visit Croydon council’s health website to find out more http://www.JustBeCroydon.org/Stoptober People who quit smoking feel the … Continue reading SAVE ALMOST £4,000 A YEAR – BY QUITING SMOKING ‘Stoptober’ campaign is back

Mental health is not a joke! Special comedy night at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls this Thursday

An array of popular comedians and variety performers top the bill at a special night to raise funds on World Mental Health Day at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls this Thursday (10 October) at 7.30pm. Croydon council, Pension Protection Fund and the charity Mind in Croydon have organised the comedy night, for over 18s, with ticket sale proceeds … Continue reading Mental health is not a joke! Special comedy night at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls this Thursday

Croydon’s Turning Point help 200 rough sleepers off the streets…as Lambeth launch ‘suicide prevention’ conversations

Croydon’s drug and alcohol recovery network, Turning Point has helped 200 vulnerable people off the streets in the past two years. The network has provided intensive one-to-one support to those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction in the borough, building trust and directing them to a wide range of services. One person helped is Oliver, … Continue reading Croydon’s Turning Point help 200 rough sleepers off the streets…as Lambeth launch ‘suicide prevention’ conversations

DESTINY’S AWARD-WINNING POSTER

A Lewisham pupil's design for a poster promoting healthy eating has been unveiled across the borough. The poster, aimed at making vegetables appealing to children, was designed by Destiny Wacha, a pupil at St James Hatcham primary school in New Cross. It was the winning entry of a borough-wide school competition. The first outdoor advertisement … Continue reading DESTINY’S AWARD-WINNING POSTER

EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HIV HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO DECLINE IN INFECTION RATES, SAY CROYDON

Croydon council say their efforts to raise awareness about preventing the spread of HIV have contributed to a decline in infection rates across London. They say there has been a year-on-year reduction of people being diagnosed late in the borough, which means they are receiving life-saving treatment earlier. New diagnoses in London have declined 42 per … Continue reading EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HIV HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO DECLINE IN INFECTION RATES, SAY CROYDON

“Suicide is a preventable tragedy” – New plan aims to reduce risk in key high risk groups

A new plan setting out local strategies to help reduce the average of 20 people or so each year across Bromley borough taking their own lives is being launched. The Suicide Prevention Plan recognises that every suicide is a preventable, tragic event which can have a devastating impact on family and friends, with impacts also … Continue reading “Suicide is a preventable tragedy” – New plan aims to reduce risk in key high risk groups

FGM SPECIALIST APPOINTED BY CROYDON

Croydon have appointed its first specialist social worker to lead its preventative work against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The specialist took up their post last week and their work will primarily focus on helping those who have undergone FGM, and supporting those living in fear of this crime, say the council. The social worker will … Continue reading FGM SPECIALIST APPOINTED BY CROYDON