London Borough of Hillingdon
The London Borough of Hillingdon is a large borough located in Greater London, England which had a population of 273,936 according to the 2011 Census. It was formed from the districts of Hayes and Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood, Uxbridge, and Yiewsley and West Drayton in the county of Middlesex. Today, Hillingdon is home to Heathrow Airport and Brunel University, and is the second largest of the 32 London boroughs by area.
Social Prescribing in Hillingdon is run by Hillingdon4All
There is a single point of access Health and Wellbeing Gateway for all over 65's. Link workers offer a range of support from sign posting to bespoke support packages to address individuals needs and improve activation levels. Utilises PAM, business methodology aligned to QIPP. Access point run by third sector collaborative who are part of the Local ACP. Self referrals as well as Health and care workers. Link workers aligned and work with groups of GP practice's. Clients who need high levels of support referred to care navigators linked to practice based MDT's. For under 65's separate My Health program focused on range of self care programs and links to community schemes, focusing on non medical interventions linked to Diabetes, other long term conditions and education and support for mum's and young babies. Access via GP and third sector referral. Schemes have the capacity to support 15-20,000 people per annum.
52.2% of the borough's population identified themselves as White British in the 2011 census. Much of the ethnic diversity is in the south-east of the borough, in particular Hayes.
The wards where whites are not the largest race group are:
- Barnhill (partly covering eastern Hayes, south of Yeading),
- Pinkwell (mostly the area around the railway station in southern Hayes),
- Townfield (Part of eastern Hayes and west of Southall),
- Yeading (Eastern Hayes)
Whites as a whole form 60.6% of the borough, Asians 25.3%, and Blacks 7.3%. In addition, the most common language, English (81.2%), is followed by Punjabi (3.4%), Polish (1.5%), Tamil (1.4%) and Urdu (1.3%).