London Borough of Lewisham

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The London Borough of Lewisham is a London borough in South London, England and forms part of Inner London. The principal settlement of the borough is Lewisham. The local authority is Lewisham London Borough Council and it is based in Catford.

Social Prescribing

Safe and Independent Living (SAIL) connects folks over 60 with local services to help them maintain their independence, safety and wellbeing.

Community Connections is a scheme for adults to help improve health and wellbeing by using local community services and activities.


According to the 2011 census, Lewisham has a population of 275,885, is 53% white and 47% BME, and 43% of households are owner-occupiers.

A 2017 report by Trust for London and the New Policy Institute found that Lewisham has a poverty rate of 26%, close to the London-wide figure of 27%.


Map of all the London Boroughs