Last Chance to Help Shape Lambeth’s Social Care Hub

Have your say about the proposed Social Care Hub for carers, elders and disabled people in Lambeth. As you may know, in 2015, there will be significant changes to Lambeth’s information, advice and support services with existing services being brought together into a Hub.

The new service is being co-produced with service users and carers, as well as local stakeholders. This co-production process is ending soon so this week is your final opportunity to help shape the new service.

Complete an online survey by THIS FRIDAY (27th June)

·         Stakeholder (organisations / professionals): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YP7WP6D

·         Carers, disabled people and older people; existing service users and potential users of these services: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CFSLKJ3

More Info:

Work is currently underway to develop a new information, advice and support service for carers, disabled people and elders within Lambeth. (NB.  Information and advice for mental health service users will continue through Mosaic Clubhouse and Southwark and Lambeth Mind etc.)

The new service – for now called the Social Care Hub – will bring together Carers Hub Lambeth and Lambeth Resolve as well as the Direct Payment Support Service, Young Carers Project, the Carers Breaks service and the Fix Yourself a Break scheme administered by the Council.

Lambeth Council is working alongside Age UK Lambeth, South Thames Crossroads, Disability Advice Service Lambeth, Lambeth Mencap, Healthwatch Lambeth, Certitude and NHS Lambeth to develop the new service.

The new service is being co-produced with service users and carers, and we also want to hear from local stakeholders who work with disabled and older people and carers.  Tell us what you would like the Social Care Hub to do, and how and where you want to see it delivered.

HOW YOU CAN HELP…

  • Circulate widely to your staff teams, networks and carers, elders and disabled people.

You have until this Friday (27th June) to give your views.

If you would like hard copies of the questionnaire to distribute, please contact sarah@souththamescrossroads.org

For more information about the process you can contact Katy Briggs at Lambeth Council [Katy Briggs, Commissioning Manager, Commissioning, London Borough of Lambeth, Phone: 0207 926 4626, kbriggs@lambeth.gov.uk ]

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Lambeth BME “Health and Wellbeing” Event – 3 May 2014

Matthew Mckenzie was at the Karibu educational centre in the London borough of Lambeth Brixton on 3rd May 2014 to attend the “Health and Well-being Event” run by the Africa Advocacy Foundation & the Community Therapies and Training Services. With help from the Rafiki Project and Safer.

The event featured discussions, presentations and art exhibitions plus poetry. The event was educational and informative on a range of health topics being mental health, HIV and Female Genital Mutilation. Plus there was a ground breaking theatre in Education performance by a group of young actors titled “Are you positive?”

Matthew has done  great audio and video blogs of the event.   They are  very informative and the plays and poetry are so very moving.   Well worth watching and listening to!

You can watch Matthew’s video blog here:

Listen to his audio blog here: 

Look at his photos of the event here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.721065661269536.1073741887.476820022360769&type=3

Thank you Matthew for doing such a great job!