Oct 16, 2019
Welcome to our roundup of the latest partnerships we’ve supported across our portfolio of urban health programmes in South London. Every two months I share a few highlights of partnerships we’ve established through our programmes and how they fit within our ambitious plans to tackle some of the major health challenges facing urban environments.
At the heart of our childhood obesity programme is the aim to make sure all children can grow up healthy, no matter where they live. Our programme focuses on achieving that aim by closing the childhood obesity inequality gap - bringing the high rates of childhood obesity in neighbourhoods with the lowest incomes down to the level of more affluent ones.
Here are a few examples of partnerships and projects we’ve established in the last couple of months:
Currently, more than eight million people in England live with three or more long-term health conditions and this number is on the rise. However, there’s little evidence on who is at the greatest risk of progression to multiple long-term conditions or what is most effective to slow down this progression.
Our programme focuses on answering these questions - testing approaches to slowing people's progressions to multiple conditions by intervening to help those most at risk of rapid progression to multiple conditions. Here are some examples of the latest partnerships we’ve set up to achieve that goal:
In September we started working on our third urban health programme focused on the health effects of air pollution. We’ve started by commissioning a small number of projects to explore the issue in more depth and connecting with organisations working on air pollution – from local partners to international organisations like the Clean Air Fund. We’ll start sharing insights from this work in the next few months. In the meantime, if you’re working to tackle this issue in another urban area, are developing and testing new interventions or live in our boroughs and would like to get involved, get in touch with our Programme Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nearly three years into our first two programmes, it’s also been great to see the team sharing more detail on how the programmes are evolving, who we’re working with and what we’re learning. If you haven’t already, I’d recommend taking a look at our latest blogs on our childhood obesity and multiple long-term condition programmes. There’s also a great update on the plans for our new programme on the health effects of air pollution.
29 October, 2019
With School for Social Entrepreneurs, we've awarded eight local organisations a place on the Health and Wellbeing Trade Up programme; a new way for us to help entrepreneurial ideas succeed, by supplementing trading income with grants and providing training and support.
04 September, 2019
London’s Child Obesity Taskforce takes action so that children can grow up eating healthily, drinking more water and being active.
01 August, 2019
Every two months, our Director of Funding, Jon Siddall, will be sharing highlights of what we’ve been up to across our portfolio of programmes at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.