Patient Partnership Group – South Lewisham Group Practice


APRIL 2018

– Local volunteering opportunities. 10am – 2pm on 1st Wednesday of every month

– supporting carers 5yrs – adult with a range of services.
9.30am – 11.30 am on 2nd Wednesday of every month
Carers Coffee morning
11.30 am -1.30 pm on 2nd Wednesday of every month

WHITEFOOT COMMUNITY NEWS – Whitefoot Ward Community Development Worker showcasing what’s on in the local area
9.30am – 12.30pm on 3rd Monday of every month

AGE UK – Scams Prevention & Support.
11am – 12.30pm

AGE UK – Scams Prevention & Support.
11am – 12.30pm

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


AGE UK Scams Prevention and Victim Support
The programme works with four selected local Age UK partners in the London area, who deliver the following activities:-
Group events to raise awareness. One-to-one sessions to raise awareness. One-to-one support for victims of scams. Most popular are Pension Scams, Be Safe On Your Doorstep and Phone Scams and Cold Calls.
With the help of our varied information and advice, we’ll help you spot and avoid the latest scams targeting your money.
Someone may come to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money. We’ll help you spot a bogus trader and other fraudsters.
Nuisance calls can be annoying, frustrating and quite frightening. But there are some simple things that you can do to protect yourself.
Age UK Advice Line 0800 055 6112 Free to call 8am – 7pm 365 days a year
Who can I talk to if I’ve been scammed – Find support locally. Contact your local council’s social services department, Age UK Advice on 0800 169 6565 or Action on Elder Abuse’s helpline on 0808 808 8141.
Get useful information and download leaflets – /Scams.

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.
Tel: 020 8699 8686

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 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.
NB: If you are a Lewisham resident you can book an appointment at your GP, or pop down to the local pharmacy, or one of the following community clinics (you can just turn up to these clinics and see the advisor on the day):
Rushey Green Group Practice: Tuesday – 1 – 4 pm
Downham Health and Leisure Centre: Tuesday – 4 pm – 8 pm and Thursday – 10 am – 2.30 pm
Laurence House: Wednesday – 12 noon – 2.30 pm
Waldron Health Centre: Wednesday – 12 noon – 7.30 pm
Burnt Ash Surgery: Thursday – 3 – 5 pm

VOLUNTARY ACTION LEWISHAM is the first step for volunteering in Lewisham, making it easy for people who live, work and study here, from all backgrounds and abilities, to get more involved in the community.
Why not volunteer in Lewisham and give back to your community? 
Lewisham has over 800 community groups, social enterprises and charities, many of which rely on the generously given time and talents of volunteers.  Improve your physical and mental health, make new friends and maybe develop a new skill or a hobby along the way by volunteering in Lewisham.
To find out about local opportunities and to register your interest, come and meet us 1st Wednesday of each month at South Lewisham Group Practice. We will be there from 10:00am – 2:00 pm
E:mail: Volunteering hotline: 020 3778 0664 Website:

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 ring 07927 372 800 or to sign up to Whitefoot Community News for regular community updates visit

 To book a space in the South Lewisham Group Practice waiting area or for more information Email:
South Lewisham Group Practice, 50 Conisborough Crescent Catford SE6 2SP
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I am a retired carer with nine years of experience as layout editor of a local magazine in Somerset. I now live in Catford with my partner.

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