London Borough of Southwark

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The London Borough of Southwark in South London, England forms part of Inner London and is connected by bridges across the River Thames to the City of London. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. All districts of the area are within the London postal district. It is governed by Southwark London Borough Council.

Social Prescribing

The Local Care Networks, in partnership with Community Southwark, are working to co-design and develop a more coordinated model of social prescribing in the borough. This will initially be focused on supporting people with long-term conditions, with a view to developing an evidence base for expanding to other population groups. Further information is available here:

A social enterprise called Community Bridges is mapping all the community activities and third sector services in London to be used as a central resource for social prescribing and public access to local service information. Community Bridges are currently piloting this for the Southwark area which will be developed into a community map.

They're looking for any services available in Southwark to be added to their form:


At the United Kingdom Census 2001 Southwark had a population of 244,866. Southwark is ethnically 63% white, 16% black African and 8% black Caribbean. 31% of householders are owner–occupiers.

The area is the home of many Nigerian (Peckham is largely regarded as the heart of London's Nigerian community), Jamaican, South African, Polish, and French immigrants.


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