We’re an independent, urban health foundation. We work with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and others to improve health in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, and beyond.
For us, urban health exists in the intersection between the built environment of a place, the diversity of its communities and the often wide range of household incomes. As an urban health foundation, we explore how living in cities impacts on people’s health and wellbeing by using our own insights and learning from others.
We backed a competition for staff at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust to secure funding for their ideas to improve services for patients.Find out more
Erica Levine reflects on her first visit to our boroughs as part of our learning partnership with the Arnhold Institute of Global Health.Find out more
To effectively address complex health issues, we take a place-based approach, working in partnerships and at different scales to drive impact.Find out more
We support projects promoting healthy food and physical activity to tackle high rates of childhood obesity in urban areas.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. 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 others – here and in other cities – to find, develop and deliver the best possible interventions to drive change.
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 focused 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.