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Healthwatch Southwark launches report on Tower Bridge Care Centre
In November 2018, we used our power of Enter and View to visit Southwark's only public nursing home, Tower Bridge Care Centre.
We spent six hours at the home over two days and spoke to 8 residents, 6 visitors and 10 staff members.
We are now pleased to be able to publish our report and recommendations for the home and its commissioners, along with their responses.
The Experiences of Southwark's LGBTQ+ Community
The results from our LGBTQ+ survey with Southwark LGBT Network are in, and we are ready to launch the report!
Join us on June 27th for #StrongInSouthwark.
We are inviting local residents, local government, health professionals, and influencers to look into how health services and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) can work together to provide a stronger, more inclusive landscape for the LGBTQ+ community in Southwark.
Experience of unpaid carers at Bede House
We caught up with Carole, Learning Disability Service Manager from Bede House for this Carers Week!
She tells us how the tremendous contribution their volunteers make to service users, has also helped their own personal development!
New dementia carer support group
On Monday 10th June, local charity Link Age Southwark, are launching a brand new peer support group open to anybody living in Southwark who is caring for or supporting a person living with a diagnosis of dementia.
Healthwatch Southwark's Social Prescribing Survey
We want to hear from people who have been given advice by their GP, or another health or care worker, to join in community activities.
We'd also like to hear from people with health conditions/disabilities who have not received this kind of help.
We want to learn more about how this is going in Southwark and you can help us by completing the survey below.
You may be entitled to one or more state benefits to help you with costs. Have a look at what other support you can access here. Read more
Kate talks about the first things she did when she became a carer and the importance of involving her GP. Read more
There are many organisations and local charities offering fantastic support for people experiencing mental health issues. See a few listed here...
We regularly publish reports about our work, from our public forum events to our Enter and Views. Read more