Patient Partnership Group – South Lewisham Group Practice

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SEPTEMBER 2018

MONDAY 3rd
AGEING WELL in Lewisham-LCC
Supporting & befriending support for those 50+
10 -12pm

WEDNESDAY 12th
CARERS LEWISHAM
– supporting carers 5yrs – adult with a range of services.
9.30am – 11.30 am on 2nd Wednesday of every month
AND
CARERS COFFEE MORNING
11.30 am -1.30 pm on 2nd Wednesday of every month

MONDAY 17th
WHITEFOOT COMMUNITY NEWS – Whitefoot Ward Community Development Worker showcasing what’s on in the local area
10am– 12noon on 3rd Monday of every month

TUESDAY 25th
AFRICA ADVOCACY FOUNDATION – information, advice, advocacy and training.
10am – 12pm

EVERY THURSDAY
NO SMOKING CLINIC – for South Lewisham GP patients only.
12 pm – 5pm daily

Book appointments at reception or through Emiss.
NB: See information below for other No Smoking clinics in the borough

MORE INFORMATION

AFRICA ADVOCACY FOUNDATION community led organisation providing information, advice, advocacy and training in range of issues including mental health, sexual health and violence against women and girls issues.
Contact: Tel: 0208 698 4473 Website

CARERS LEWISHAM – supports anyone in Lewisham who, unpaid, looks after a mentally /physically ill /disabled relative / friend. Support carers aged 5 upwards to include advice /information /emotional support /breaks /chance to meet other carers/ time out from caring activities i.e. relaxation days /wellbeing sessions /coping strategies. Specialist support for parent carers /carer of people with dementia / carers of people with mental health problems /older carers /carers caring for someone nearing the end of their life.
At Surgery second Wednesday each month @ 9 – 11.30am then offer Carers Coffee Morning 11.30 – 1.30pm.
Website
Tel: 020 8699 8686

HEALTHWATCH LEWISHAM – Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.
Looking for information about health or social care services?
Do you want to comment on the services you receive?
We are Healthwatch Bromley and Lewisham, helping you to shape and improve services you use.
Website 
Tel: 020315 1916
Email: info@healthwatchlewisham.co.uk

NO SMOKING CLINIC – If you are a patient of South Lewisham Group Practice the No smoking Clinic is Every Thursday afternoon between 12 pm – 5pm and to book an appointment to see an advisor access via our reception or through EMIS.
For anyone looking to stop smoking you are four times more likely to quit if you engage with the stop smoking services who are there to give you advice and information on the advantages of not smoking and how you can achieve your goal.

QUIT SMOKING service in Lewisham – For anyone looking to stop smoking you are four times more likely to quit if you engage with the stop smoking services who are there to give you advice and information on the advantages of not smoking and how you can achieve your goal.
NB: If you are a Lewisham resident there are you can book an appointment at your GP, or pop down to the local pharmacy, or one of the following community clinics where you can just turn up to these clinics and see the advisor on the day.
For more information and Quit Smoking clinics check out the Lewisham Council website www.lewisham.gov.uk – Health and Social Care/Quit
Smoking.

WHITEFOOT COMMUNITY NEWS – Come find out about events, activities and services for all ages across Whitefoot ward and the surrounding area. From fitness classes to lunch clubs, volunteering opportunities and crafts for kids, there’s something in Whitefoot for the whole community. Your Whitefoot Ward Community Development Worker will be on hand to answer questions, let you know how to get involved and listen to what else you’d like to see going on.
For more info contact sara@goldsmithscommunitycentre.org.uk ring 07927 372 800 or to sign up to Whitefoot Community News for regular community updates visit www.goldsmithscommunitycentre.org.uk

 1LIFE – FIT BUS PROJECT – An exciting project managed by Downham Health & Leisure Centre. The Fit Bus is a 9-seater minibus which will go to locations in Lewisham and Bromley with a large variety of equipment on board. There are two qualified instructors who drive the bus to regular locations including parks, housing estates, community groups, schools and retirement homes. They will deliver physical activity sessions at all locations, with information also given on exercising outside of the sessions and on healthy eating too. Please attend in ‘sporty’ wear with a bottle of water.
Timetable available on line – Come along to any of the sessions listed on the website. If it is only suitable (or funded) for a certain age or demographic please check before attending. Some sessions are free and others cost £1 as is also listed on the website. All abilities are very welcome, and all sessions are inclusive. For anything that is listed on the timetable as ‘multi-sport’ the participants can choose the sport or activity, other sessions have specific sports that will be delivered.
Please note there is no stall at South Lewisham Group Practice this month but feel free to find out more information at the websites below.
Websites:
http://www.1life.co.uk/fitbus
http://www.1life.co.uk/london-borough-of-lewisham/downham-health-leisure/home/
To book a space in the South Lewisham Group Practice waiting area or for more information Email: southlewishamppg@gmail.com
South Lewisham Group Practice, 50 Conisborough Crescent Catford SE6 2SP
www.southlewishamgrouppractice.co.uk
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