London Borough of Lambeth

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Lambeth is a London borough in South London, England, which forms part of Inner London. Its name was recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha ("landing place for lambs") and in 1255 as Lambeth. The geographical centre of London is at Frazier Street near Lambeth North tube station, though nearby Charing Cross on the other side of the Thames in the City of Westminster is traditionally considered the centre of London.

Social Prescribing in Lambeth

The Lambeth GP Food Coop are seeking investors to develop their scheme through “community shares” which are a sort of localised crowdfunding

There are also Social Prescribing hub websites for ​Lambeth North and Lambeth South East, and a GP surgery website that feeds from them.

Other Social Prescribing initiatives include:

1. Safe and Independent Living (SAIL) and SAILplus schemes delivered by Age UK Lambeth. Service receives referrals from Lambeth GPs, self referrals, local acute hospitals and community health and social care teams. Following contact with individual, SAIL will link them directly to appropriate service e.g. financial advice, handyperson, befriending, social groups, dementia support etc. For those individuals contacted who present with more complex issues, SAILplus will discuss with individual concerns and work with the individual to resolve.

2. Project Smith is a localised community development programme with two workstreams - small grants for improving health and wellbeing in a local area; and Community Connectors - interested people who connect others to local support, information, groups, activities. Community Connectors receive Royal Society of Public Health Supporting Behaviour Change training, and meet monthly to share and learn from each other.

3. Primary Care Navigators in GP surgeries and local pharmacies.

Demographics

Ethnic Group 2001 2011
Number % Number %
White: British 131,939 49.57% 118,250 39.02%
White: Irish 8,689 3.26% 7,456 2.46%
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller 195 0.06%
White: Other 25,430 9.55% 47,124 15.55%
White: Total 166,058 62.39% 173,025 57.09%
Asian or Asian British: Indian 5,316 2.00% 4,983 1.64%
Asian or Asian British: Pakistani 2,634 0.99% 3,072 1.01%
Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi 2,169 0.81% 2,221 0.73%
Asian or Asian British: Chinese 3,362 1.26% 4,573 1.51%
Asian or Asian British: Other Asian 2,045 0.77% 6,089 2.01%
Asian or Asian British: Total 15,526 5.83% 20,938 6.91%
Black or Black British: Caribbean 32,139 12.07% 28,886 9.53%
Black or Black British: African 30,836 11.59% 35,187 11.61%
Black or Black British: Other Black 5,579 2.10% 14,469 4.77%
Black or Black British: Total 68,554 25.76% 78,542 25.91%
Mixed: White and Black Caribbean 5,322 2.00% 8,302 2.74%
Mixed: White and Black African 2,159 0.81% 4,301 1.42%
Mixed: White and Asian 2,100 0.79% 3,574 1.18%
Mixed: Other Mixed 3,273 1.23% 6,983 2.30%
Mixed: Total 12,854 4.83% 23,160 7.64%
Other: Arab 1,728 0.57%
Other: Any other ethnic group 5,693 1.88%
Other: Total 3,177 1.19% 7,421 2.45%
BAME: Total 100,111 37.61% 130,061 42.91%
Total 266,169 100.00% 303,086 84.32%


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