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.

Taking a place-based approach to improving urban health

For over 500 years, we have been working to improve the health of people in Lambeth and Southwark. Since 2017, we've taken a different approach, focusing on the specificity of our area, its assets and challenges. Explore our new place-based approach and the lessons we're learning along the way.

New campaign calls on investors to help tackle child obesity

We're partnering with ShareAction and others to harness investors to support healthier food options for consumers.

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Two-year international learning project on urban health begins

We've started a project to help us understand better how urban areas affect people’s health.

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The latest on our programmes and new projects we're funding

Our Director of Funding, Jon Siddall, shares highlights of the latest developments across our programmes.

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We partner with others and fund projects to help tackle major urban health issues through our programmes

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We provide charitable funding for staff at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Our programme on childhood obesity

We support projects focused on creating healthier food environments to impact the relationship between child obesity and deprivation.

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Our programme on multiple long-term conditions

We support projects that focus on slowing down the progression of people at highest risk of developing multiple conditions.

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Support fundraising

Our fundraising for Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Evelina London hospitals helps make brilliant ideas come to life.

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My Charity Story

Our campaign to inspire Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation staff to get funding to improve their hospitals and patient experience.

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Our projects

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Our approach

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Our hospitals

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What makes us different

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.

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