Health, Adult Social Care, Communities and Citizenship Scrutiny Sub-Committee – Survey


The Health Scrutiny Committee within Southwark council is keen to find out people’s experience of using health and social care services in Southwark. They would be very grateful if you would complete the brief survey (link also included below), which will be used to inform their report to the hospitals, doctors and health and social care commissioners.

Kind regards,

Membership, Engagement and Communications

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group

Postal Address: 1st Floor, Hub 5, PO Box 64529 London SE1P 5LX

Base: 160 Tooley St London SE1 2QH



Southwark Consultation on the future of Day Opportunities

Dear all,

Please find below a link to the report from the consultation, i.e. from the focus groups, the information meetings and the written responses.

Statement from Southwark Council:

“Southwark Council and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) welcome the findings from the consultation on the future of mental health day opportunities in Southwark.

“This comprehensive and wide ranging programme of engagement led by Experts by
Experience has provided a rich and detailed response to the proposals set out in the original report. The analysis and accompanying report will shape and inform the development of the final model. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who commented on the consultation and to E by E for the effort and expertise they have brought to bear on this project and the helpful conclusions and insights that have emerged.”

Report via:

People With Mental Health Issues MORE Likely to Win An ESA Benefit Appeal:

We told you a few days ago that we were carrying out an investigation into whether those with mental health issues were less likely to win an ESA appeal than people appealing a decision solely on the grounds of having a physical disability.

We are somewhat surprised to find out that the former were more likely to win than the later – 41% compared to 38%.

These figures were obtained by the mental health charity MIND and forwarded to the Welfare News Service.


Peer Support Officer

  • CompanyBipolar UK
  • Salarycirca £23,000
  • LocationLondon


Bipolar UK is the national bipolar charity working with and supporting individuals with and affected by bipolar, including carers, families and loved ones. The Peer Support Officer will work closely with and support individuals and families affected by bipolar, Bipolar UK Support Groups and our Link Mentoring service in London and the South East. The role involves liaising and working with other organisations…

Apply via

Via Matthew

Mental Health Care assistant/Support worker required in Southwark for client with OCD

A part time experienced support worker is required to work in SE16 (Southwark) for a lady with OCD.

It is essential to have knowledge and experience of working with someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). You need to be calm, kind and compassionate. You need to be reliable and trustworthy and able to accept responsibility. You will need to be able to learn the job well by being digilent and consciencious in order to help the client manage her anxiety.

The tasks will include personal and domestic care as well as any other day to day requirements or activities as directed by the client

The hours will be 2 hours per day from 9h30 (prompt) to 11h30 for 4-5 days a week. The days are negotiable for the right person

The rate of pay will be £8.30 an hour

You will need to provide references and preferably a recent DBS (CRB)

Apply via

Via Matthew

Blackfriars Settlement AGM

Hello again everyone.

You are heartily invited to the Blackfriars Settlement AGM on Thursday November 28th at 4pm.  This an extra-special AGM as it is the first in our NEW BUILDING!  From 3pm we will be having guided tours to show you the building, followed by tea and cake.  So why not come early?

AGM Initivation_2013

Best wishes

Bill Stewart

Project Coordinator

Mental Health and Well-being Service Service Coordinator

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

We celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2012

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB. Ph:020 7928 9521

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Public Consultation with SLaM 2013 in Lewisham

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust would like to meet with their service users, carers, staff and public and discuss their plans for next year.

We will be holding meetings in each of the boroughs where anybody is welcome to attend. You will get together in small groups and suggest things that might be changed or improved in our mental health provision in the coming year.

We will be holding meetings in each of the boroughs where anybody is welcome to attend. You will get together in small groups and suggest things that might be changed or improved in our mental health provision in the coming year.

Our Lewisham meeting is on

19th November

2.00 to 4.00pm

Lewisham Carers Centre

Waldram Place

Forest Hill

SE23 2LB

After the meetings we will incorporate your ideas into our Annual Plan.

No booking needed – just turn up!


Please ring Carol on 0203 228 2441 or e-mail

See flyer here: Public Consultation with SLaM 2013a lewisham