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):

·         Carers, disabled people and older people; existing service users and potential users of these services:

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.


  • 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

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, ]

Cycling in Croydon


On 22nd May Active Minds are starting an instructor led off-road cycling group exclusively for mental health service users.

This will start at Croydon Arena at 11am and will travel round South Norwood Country Park at a leisurely pace.

Please come and join us – bikes, helmets and if required electric bikes are supplied – just dress for the weather

For further details please see the attached poster or  contact:

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Peter Rogers

Active Minds – Mind in Croydon

Orchard House, 15a Purley Road

South Croydon, CR2 6EZ

t: 020 8253 8206

m: 07754 828053







BMAG Meeting Dates 2014

Bromley Mind Action Group (BMAG) is a group to allow mental health service users of the Bromley Community Wellbeing Service to have a say and contribute to the development of the service.

Below is a list of all the planned BMAG 2014 meetings:

(All meetings happen on the first Friday of every month from 11:30am to 1:30pm)

If service users would like more information, please contact a member of the Community Wellbeing Services staff, a Peer Support Volunteer or contact Nathan Rendell telephone 020 8289 6872

Via Matthew

Music workshops – 12 February 2014

The Royal College of Music is running a six week programme of group percussion workshops for mental health service users.

Dragonfly TV are making a television documentary about mental illness

Dragonfly TV are making a television documentary about mental illness for their Channel 5 My Secret Past strand. (A few previous episodes are available to watch on 5 on Demand:

The programme will be fronted by Kerry Katona who has a history of difficulties with her mental health and she will be meeting a number of people who can share their own experiences with her. The aim of the documentary is to bring personal issues with mental health out into the open to help people realise that it is something which people do have difficulty with, and that it doesn’t have to be something we can’t talk about openly. It is a part of everyday life and by taking part in the programme Kerry would like to send the message that it is nothing to be ashamed of, and that it is an issue that needs to be addressed.

This is to be a sensitive documentary aiming to capture the realities faced by mental health service uses, in order to help raise awareness of these important issues. Jon and Nicolette who are working on the programme are really keen to speak to anyone who may be interested in taking part in the programme by sharing their experiences with mental health. So whatever your background and history of mental illness, if you feel able to take part Jon and Nicolette would really like to hear from you. Email or call 07802 604756.