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.

Our place-based approach to urban health

To effectively address complex health issues, we take a place-based approach, which involves working in partnerships and at different scales to drive impact. Find out more about our place-based approach to tackling complex urban health issues.

International views on improving urban health

Ahead of our joint event on 6 June with The King’s Fund, we asked experts how urban health can be improved.

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Partnership with the Arnhold Institute for Global Health

The learning partnership will look at multiple long-term conditions in London and New York.

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16 experts on place-based health

We spoke to thought leaders to understand the opportunities and challenges of taking a place-based approach.

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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. This allows us to get under the skin of these challenges and explore what works in improving urban health. 

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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