We have compiled a list of links with help from our Year 2 Medical Students to local services in your area -
A helpline is available for people in Lambeth who are vulnerable to coronavirus. You or someone acting on your behalf can call the helpline to get advice on issues you are having, including access to medicines and food. The call handler will help you to connect with the right department in the council or to other organisations, such as Age UK, who can help you get support.
The helpline number is 020 7926 2999.
The helpline is open from 8am - 8pm everyday
You can also call Age UK Lambeth on 0207 346 6800.
West Norwood Coronavirus Support Group
The group has been set up to help the community we live in and ensure nobody is left isolated or without what they need. They are not a business, just volunteers who believe in helping each other in a time of difficulty.
They are not professionals and can only offer support within reason and in line with government guidelines. They do not offer medical advice or assistance. If you need medical advice, speak to your GP.
If you are self isolating and need help or know someone else in need or if you would like to volunteer to help them help others -
Phone or WhatsApp Keira on 07401 522438 or Emma on 07854 827783 or email email@example.com
The new LGBT+ forum for people who live, work and study in Lambeth. You can sign up to their newsletter online or follow them on social media.
Book at Breakfast
A chat about books or poetry occurring on the computer. Click on the following link to see the Book at Breakfast webpage on the Lambeth Council website: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/events/book-at-breakfast-book-chat-virtual
You may want to join this relaxing chat with others about reading you have done. You can contribute to the discussion with books or poetry you have read or you may simply want to join to have something read to you. This chat is also an opportunity to meet people and make some friends too!
In order to join the chat, you will need to email Edwin to get a link/ invitation to the chat. Edwin’s email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t receive a response, please email Andrew. Andrew’s Email Address is:
Age UK Lambeth
Age UK is the country’s leading charity in helping everyone make the most of later life. They host MYsocial which is a new social membership open to all ages, it can help you discover friendships, connect with your community, and do things that make you happy. Their services are primarily for everyone over 55. They particularly welcome users from black and minority communities, people with disabilities, lesbians & gay men. We promote diversity and equality of opportunity in our services, strategic work and employment. We celebrated 60 years of working with and for older people in Lambeth in 2006.
In order to join MYsocial and get your membership, all you need to do is visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/lambeth/activities-and-events/ and fill out the registration form. For more information on any of the actives listed below in your local area please visit: https://mysocial.london/lambethcalendar/
Regular MYsocial activities and events include:
• Computer classes – Here you can learn how to log on, send an email, and search the internet. Michael and his team of volunteers are on hand to help you learn how to use your technology. It is a drop-in class and all levels are welcome.
• Exercise classes – They have classes for every ability to help you stay fit and healthy in later life. You can also join in for a seated work out which is also fun.
• Member’s Lounge – Is a socialising club at Vida's where you can grab a cuppa, slice of toast or even a scrumptious lunch. Relax, meet new and old friends, read the paper, or even play board games!
• Friday Film Club - The Friday Film Club is located at Vida's and is FREE for members with FREE popcorn too! You can also suggest the movie you would like to see on screen!
• Art classes – Here you can learn to draw and paint in a friendly and relaxed environment. All levels welcome plus free tea and coffee is included for members.
Lambeth Libraries Film Club
A discussion, occurring on the computer with others, about films which you can watch for free on Lambeth Kanopy - a website where you can watch these films for free!
Click here to see the Lambeth Libraries Film Club webpage on the Lambeth Council website: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/events/lambeth-libraries-film-club-virtual
You may want to join this discussion about movies you can watch for free on Lambeth Kanopy, which can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://lambeth.kanopy.com/
To access Lambeth Kanopy, you will need to have a Lambeth Library card which has a combination of numbers and letters which you will need to enter (without any spaces between the numbers and letters) when you go to the Lambeth Kanopy website.
To join the discussion, you will need to email Marie to get a link/ invitation to the chat. Marie’s email address is: email@example.com
Parkruns are free community events that run weekly. The events take place on a Saturday morning and there is no time limit for completing the activity. The 5K can be completed as a walk, jog or run and you can also decide to volunteer or spectate if you wish to do so.
In order to register, all you need to do is visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk and fill out the registration form. The closest Parkrun location to Vassall Medical Centre is Burgess park (Albany Rd, London SE5 0AL). Please visit the website for more information. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/brockwell/
Silverfit- a charity which holds physical activity sessions and currently also provides workout videos!
Disclaimer: The information in the description below may not be accurate or correct and it is advised that you go to the organisation’s website to find out more reliable information. Please visit: http://www.silverfit.org.uk/
Another option to get healthy would be to join some physical activity sessions held by a charity called Silverfit. These sessions are for women aged 45+ only and can be sessions held in person.
The charity has also made some pre-recorded workout videos for people to follow without need for much or any equipment! They have also made some pre-recorded workout sessions which can be followed without any video if you don’t have access to videos online and can be listened to though a landline or mobile phone. These pre-recorded sessions without any video can be accessed by dialling a number provided to you on their website. We would advise you to check if there is anything required of you, with the Silverfit charity, before you join these sessions, for example, if there is any fee you would need to pay before attending any sessions.
To add, the Silverfit charity also give you the option to pay to become a member which may make fees for activities cheaper, but we would advise you to confirm this with them directly.
If you wish to get in contact to get more information, details are given below:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the information provided here was also taken from the Lambeth.gov.uk website: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/events/silverfit-at-black-prince-trust
The English Conversation Cafe
The English Conversation Café is great if you want to practice speaking English or need help with English pronunciation. You can visit their virtual café and join a very friendly group, who will encourage you to be confident in a range of situations, and will assist you to improve your English in everyday conversations. Bring your own cappuccino, espresso or iced tea."
MYcommunity Directory is a list of services in Lambeth to help make accessing information as straightforward as possible.
The online directory is part of the services provided by the Independent Living and Carers' Partnership (ILCP) and powered by Age UK Lambeth. The Directory is funded by Lambeth Council.
We provide information on everything from practical services, like advice on benefits and finding help at home to community services like social activities and help with health and wellbeing. As the Directory grows, it is anticipated to become the best first place to look for information, help, care and support in Lambeth.
The Directory also has a simple Eligibility Checker for Adult Social Care. This helps you work out if you may be entitled to help from Adult Social Care or not. It points you to our SAIL service in case you are not.
Please note that whilst each organisation is checked before they are made live on the directory, we do not vet them or the information they provide. If you have any concerns regarding the information on the directory, please contact us, and we'll do our best to sort it out!
Emergency Dental Care
As a surgery we can't help with emergency dental care but Kings College Hospital and Guys & St Thomas' provide this. Click on either of the following links for further information oin how to access these services -
Guys & St Thomas' - https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/dental/specialties/adult-acute-dental-care/overview.aspx
Kings College Hospital - www.kch.nhs.uk/patientsvisitors/patients/dental-patients/acute-dental-care
Lambeth Diabetes Intermediate Care
The Diabetes Intermediate Care Team was established in 2004 to champion the best care for people living with diabetes in Lambeth, Southeast London.
The Vassall road Time Bank hub is based out of a Residential Care Home in the local area. Members share skills with the local residents, and members and residents earn time credits working on the Accessible Edible food growing project in the home.
Local people are welcome to join any of the Time Bank hubs and members are welcome to attend events and activities run by the other hubs.
If you are interested in joining a hub please contact Time4Lambeth Coordinator, Funmi or Suzanne on 020 8670 0990 or at email@example.com to find out more.
Healthwatch Lambeth is part of a national network of local Healthwatch organisations working to ensure your voice counts when it comes to shaping and improving local health and care services, now and in the future.
Our aim is to address inequalities in health and social care and ensure local services are appropriate for our diverse communities.
Lambeth GP Federations
In the new NHS landscape, there is a move towards developing new clinical pathways which are close to primary care. Where these pathways are too complex for individual practices alone to manage, Federations offer an alternative to corporations and Foundation Hospital Trusts moving in. In addition, by working together we envisage that we can share “back office” functions and become more efficient in our workforce recruitment, plus learning and development. We aim to become a “Multispecialty Community Provider”.