Bringing great people together to tackle big health issues from different perspectives
Partnerships are an essential part of our strategy. We collaborate with a wide range of people, groups and organisations to deliver different aspects of our work.
We are open to partnering with anyone who shares our aims, in order to develop solutions, gain insights and share knowledge that can be used to effect change in our boroughs and similar urban communities. Partnerships and collaborative working is essential to us. By bringing people together, we believe we can make a bigger difference, joining up different approaches and making something more than the sum of its parts.
As an independent charitable foundation, we have no restrictions about who we partner with and welcome conversations with anyone with the best approaches, drive, creativity and ambition.
Our partnerships focus on three things:
Our strategy focuses on improving the health of people living in urban, deprived and diverse areas. Our work in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark contributes to our overall learning and understanding of the drivers and contributors of urban health.
We’re keen to share the insights we gain from our programmes across London and further afield with comparable cities that face the same urban health challenges.
We’re currently focusing on two issues: reducing childhood obesity and improving the health and care for people with multiple long-term conditions. Some of the ways we want to work with partners include:
We work in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to provide exceptional care and a world-class environment for patients and staff in Guy's, St Thomas' and the Evelina Children's Hospital, as well as in community health centres across the boroughs. We help our hospitals and community sites to provide exceptional healthcare, through supporting a world-class environment for patients and staff alike.
We want to hear from anyone who has an idea, resources or insight that can help us achieve our goals.
“Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity has given us some headspace and creativity within the boroughs to really innovate and really think about how we might do things differently. As we move into an era of even greater financial austerity, we're going to need the help of organisations like them to allow us to think much more innovatively and creatively.”
Dr Jonty Heaversedge, Chair of NHS Southwark CCG