Bringing great people together to tackle complex 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, to develop solutions, gain insights and share knowledge that can be used to effect change in our boroughs and other urban areas. Partnerships and collaborative working are important to us. By bringing people together and joining up different approaches, we believe we can make a bigger difference.
Our partnerships focus on three things:
Our strategy focuses on improving the health of people living in urban areas. Our work in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark adds 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 in South London with inner-city areas that face the same health challenges. Find out more about how we're working to tackle complex health issues in urban areas.
We’re currently focusing on three issues: reducing childhood obesity, slowing down people's progression towards multiple long-term conditions and finding innovative solutions to the health effects of air pollution. 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 support staff to provide exceptional care to patients. We help Guy's, St Thomas' and the Evelina Children's Hospital, and community health centres across the boroughs provide a world class environment.
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 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
02 May, 2019
As an urban health foundation, we explore how living in cities impacts on people’s health and wellbeing. We use our own insights and learn from others, identifying what works to inform practice and policy.
30 April, 2019
Our Neighbourhood Schemes focus on driving change around a health issue within a small geography or defined community, targeting the issue from many angles.
18 April, 2019
We take a place-based approach to addressing complex health issues prevalent in urban areas, focused on driving better health locally and testing whole-system solutions.