What we're learning from our work improving health in our communities
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.
Paul Lindley, Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce, discusses the impact of new initiatives, the bold vision of London’s Childhood Obesity Taskforce and how we can all chip in to make a difference.
2018 has been a year of deepening our understanding of urban health, of learning and sharing, and of building the foundations to become a more effective funder and a stronger fundraising charity.
Social prescribing has gone from the margins to the mainstream over the last few years. Our Programme Manager, Kate Langford, explores the key shifts in culture and practice needed to help scale social prescribing to something that every healthcare professional has in their toolbox.
A report looking at opportunities for market-based solutions to childhood obesity, focusing on the growing number of ‘challenger brands’ and products and how they can address the unmet need for healthy, affordable food options for families on low incomes.
We partnered on the Healthy High Streets programme, which challenged three London high streets in Haringey, Lambeth and Southwark to try new ideas to make our high streets healthier for children and families.
A programme involving local businesses in solutions to child obesity.
"Just one thing after another": Living with Multiple Conditions explores how it feels to live with multiple long-term health conditions (MLTCs).
Last year we launched two long-term programmes of work – on childhood obesity and multiple long-term conditions. Our development phase had a profound impact on the way we designed, and are now delivering, them.
We've looked at data and talked with local people to learn more about how and why people progress to multiple conditions.