We’re an independent, place-based foundation. We work with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and others to improve the health of people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
To effectively address complex health issues, we take a place-based approach, which involves working in partnerships and at different scales to drive impact. We spoke to 16 national and international thought leaders to understand the opportunities and challenges of taking a place-based approach.
Understanding what works (and what doesn't) is key to improving our approach.Find out more
The urban health issues we work on are complex, requiring multiple interventions.Find out more
Our work looks at five different scales: neighbourhood, borough, city, national and international.Find out more
We support projects focused on creating healthier food environments to impact the relationship between child obesity and deprivation.Explore our programme
We support projects that focus on slowing down the progression of people at highest risk of developing multiple conditions.Explore our programme
Our fundraising for Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Evelina London hospitals helps make brilliant ideas come to life.See how you can get involved
Our campaign to inspire Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation staff to get funding to improve their hospitals and patient experience.Read staff stories
Place. We work in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, supporting new approaches to health and sharing insights and learning with anyone facing similar challenges.
Focus. Our programmatic approach focuses on a few complex health issues at a time. Currently we’re aiming to reduce childhood obesity and slow down people's progression to multiple long-term conditions.
Connecting. We bring great minds together, within and outside the NHS, to come at problems from different angles. And we collaborate, partnering with anyone – here and in other cities - to find, develop and deliver the best possible approaches to better health
Vision. Great ideas sometimes need the space and resource to fly and to reach their potential – so we take a long-term view with a very open mind
Impact. We’re led by evidence and focussed on outcomes – always testing, evaluating, learning and adapting for greater results. By combining our resources with others, we create the kind of firepower that achieves meaningful change now and for future generations.