1. Today, on Carers’ Rights Day, we seek to raise awareness of the entitlements and support available for unpaid carers in Lambeth, and make sure that more local carers know how to access their rights and get the support they need.

    In the recent Lambeth Council consultation on the Carers Strategy, Lambeth carers were asked what local changes would make a difference to them.

  2. Introducing the ‘Thrive for Life: Healthy Eating and Living Guide,’ developed in conjunction with Stockwell’s East African and Middle Eastern communities, health professionals, and dietitians. Led by Stockwell GP Dr. Vikesh Sharma’s Healthy Heart Hub, the initiative aims to address heart-related conditions locally with the people who are most impacted.

  3. Patients sitting in a circle talking with a doctor who is taking notes.

    Supporting people with chronic pain is one of our priorities within Lambeth Together. Our Neighbourhood and Wellbeing Delivery Alliance (NWDA) has been working with Centric to set up a Chronic Pain Patient Advisory Group (PAG).

    As September has been Pain Awareness Month we wanted to wrap it up by highlighting how this group strengthens the voice of people living with chronic pain and how it feed into our work in Lambeth.

  4. Lambeth communities are being encouraged to visit Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing Bus to find out how to dispose of unused medicines and to speak to a pharmacist about any medicines they are taking.

    Supporting people to understand how their medicines work

    This is part of Lambeth Together and NHS South East London’s drive to support people to understand how their medicines work, how multiple medicines might interact with one another, and to inform them about medicines reviews and how to access them.