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It’s known that engaging in exercise, creative or social pursuits has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
For this reason, NHS and Local Authorities occasionally offer these activities through ‘Social Prescriptions’, such as gym membership or ‘Arts on prescription’.
Even where formal ‘Social Prescriptions’ aren’t available, there are usually a wide range of activities on offer in local communities with a number of them funded by either Local Authorities, charities or voluntary organisations.
These may include: walking groups, dance classes, knitting, fishing, cookery and many more.
The Lambeth GP Food Co-op is an inclusive and open project for people registered with any one of the 45 GP practices in Lambeth.
If you would like to get involved in the gardening activity, make contact with your GP or the Practice Manager at the GP practice you’re registered with.
You may also turn up at any of the gardening sessions – details are available by clicking on the relevant practice in the Our GP garden communities section of this website.
Additionally, your GP may prescribe you to the gardening.
You can attend a weekly 2-hour session, normally in the middle of the day, that is supervised, often by a health professional such as a practice nurse, who will be experienced gardeners themselves.
Find lots of events and activities online by visiting MYsocial's website.
MYsocial was set up by Age UK Lambeth to help people discover friendships, connect with their community, and do things that make them happy.
We run over 60 events a month from regular classes like Zumba and yoga to cultural trips like gallery exhibitions, jazz clubs and exciting events like parties and even a trip to an adult ball pit. Every event is hosted so guests arrive to see a friendly face.
Dulwich Picture Gallery offers three strands of short and long term programmes for both groups and individuals. The focus is on providing a variety of art-based activities for older adults who may be socially isolated, who have lived experience of dementia and/or are experiencing mental health issues.
All activities take place at the Gallery or in community settings.
The Loughborough Farm is a community network of growing spaces around Loughborough Junction on pieces of land that are currently derelict or underused.
Loughborough Farm is open Tuesdays from 1-3pm and Saturdays from 1-3pm. Check out our event postings page or our noticeboard outside the gates. Alternatively you can join our Loughborough Farm mailing list to receive regular updates on what is happening at Loughborough Farm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will get the opportunity to learn new skills, free training sessions, a proportion of food grown, the opportunity to meet other local people and benefit your local community.
In partnership with its stakeholders, the Black Prince Trust co-ordinates a series of sessions and programmes for the community:
Free sports sessions for everyone: basketball, football, athletics and boxing sessions for everyone from age 8 to age 80.
Fight 4 Change: an initiative which provides boxing, martial arts and fitness training to support, mentor and progress marginalised young people and those at risk of offending in deprived communities.
Magic Bus Explorer Primary School Programme: PE lessons for 400 pupils in two local primary schools. Nearly half of them are eligible for free school meals.
Ruskin Park Community Garden is a source of education and enthusiasm for growing vegetables.
At our weekly dig days people can learn how to grow veg by doing.
Anyone is welcome to come along we harvest the veg that is ready and share it among ourselves.
Lambeth Age UK supports older people in Lambeth.
Looking for support but not sure where to go?
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Every day thousands of acts of neighbourliness take place on our Lambeth streets, on our estates/blocks and in our buildings. Living in an area with good neighbours makes us feel safer, provides a local support system and increase our wellbeing.
From saying hello when you bump into each other on the street, to being respectful of the noise levels in your home so they don’t disturb your neighbours, it’s the little things that count. Being neighbourly makes a positive contribution to how we feel about where we live and for this reason the ‘Love Your Neighbour’ campaign aims to celebrate neighbourliness that takes place in all parts of the borough and to encourage more neighbourly acts to happen.
Time4Lambeth is our Timebanking outreach project specifically focusing on Lambeth.
Interested in Timebanking in Lambeth? If so then Time4Lambeth is for you!
We are working to develop and grow Timebanking in Lambeth, through developing a network of hubs, so that more people can enjoy the benefits of Timebanking.
A new list of mood-boosting books. Most of the books have been recommended by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In general the books are not specifically about cancer but have been recommended as books that people found mood-boosting before or after treatment.
Medical Care when we are closed
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Emergency: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath do constitute an emergency (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency).
Out of Hours Service: If you phone the surgery when we are closed you will be automatically transferred to the out of hours service SELDOC (South East London Doctors on call). Alternatively you can phone SELDOC directly on: 020 8693 9066. You will be given advice, asked to visit the out of hours centre, or be visited by the doctor on call.
NHS Walk In Service: The local NHS walk-in centre also provides healthcare advice, information and treatment with no appointment necessary. The nearest walk-in centre is: The Junction Health Centre, Arches 5-8, Clapham Junction Station, 5-8 Grant Rd, London, SW11 2NU. Telephone: 0333 200 1718.
NHS 111 Service: In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111 to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and recieve advice or arrangements will made for you to see a doctor. Please refer to the website for further information www.nhs.uk/111
Non-emergency: Take a look at our "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
Minor Injuries: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or the local minor injuries unit at Guy's Hospital Urgent Care Centre.
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