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It’s known that engaging in exercise, creative or social pursuits has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
For this reason, NHS and Local Authorities occasionally offer these activities through ‘Social Prescriptions’, such as gym membership or ‘Arts on prescription’.
Even where formal ‘Social Prescriptions’ aren’t available, there are usually a wide range of activities on offer in local communities with a number of them funded by either Local Authorities, charities or voluntary organisations.
These may include: walking groups, dance classes, knitting, fishing, cookery and many more.
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Dulwich Picture Gallery values and supports the contribution of older people in our society. We work closely with our partners in our local boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham to ensure our programme addresses the needs of our surrounding older communities.
We offer three strands of short and long term programming for both groups and individuals, with a focus on providing activities for older adults who may be socially isolated, who have lived experience of dementia and, or are experiencing mental health issues.
All activities take place at the Gallery or in community settings.
The mission of Ruskin Park Community Garden is to be a source of education and enthusiasm for growing vegetables. We encourage inner city gardening to reduce the carbon output involved in food production and transport. At our weekly dig days people can learn how to grow veg by doing. Anyone is welcome to come along we harvest the veg that is ready and share it among ourselves. We host a few events each year to expose the wider community to what vegetable gardening looks like, to build a community of volunteers, and to have fun. Our ethos is sustainability – reduce, reuse recycle – and inclusiveness – we want garden users to reflect the diversity of the neighbourhood.
The Loughborough Farm is a community food growing project in Loughborough Junction. The Farm is well attended and goes from strength to strength since its launch in August 2013. We are in the process of building a network of growing spaces around Loughborough Junction on pieces of land that are currently derelict or underused.
Time4Lambeth is our Timebanking outreach project specifically focusing on Lambeth.
Interested in Timebanking in Lambeth? If so then Time4Lambeth is for you!
We are working to develop and grow Timebanking in Lambeth, through developing a network of hubs, so that more people can enjoy the benefits of Timebanking.
Every day thousands of acts of neighbourliness take place on our Lambeth streets, on our estates/blocks and in our buildings. Living in an area with good neighbours makes us feel safer, provides a local support system and increase our wellbeing.
From saying hello when you bump into each other on the street, to being respectful of the noise levels in your home so they don’t disturb your neighbours, it’s the little things that count. Being neighbourly makes a positive contribution to how we feel about where we live and for this reason the ‘Love Your Neighbour’ campaign aims to celebrate neighbourliness that takes place in all parts of the borough and to encourage more neighbourly acts to happen.
For the past 70 years, we have been supporting older people across the entire borough of Lambeth. We are a local independent charity who welcome anyone over the age of 55 to our services. We will support you in the second half of your life to make it as full, enjoyable and active as possible.
Lambeth Age UK supporting older people in Lambeth.
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In partnership with its stakeholders, the Black Prince Trust co-ordinates a series of sessions and programmes for the community:
The Lambeth GP Food Co-op is an inclusive and open project for people registered with any one of the 45 GP practices in Lambeth.
If you would like to get involved in the gardening activity, make contact with your GP or the Practice Manager at the GP practice you’re registered with.
You may also turn up at any of the gardening sessions – details are available by clicking on the relevant practice in the Our GP garden communities section of this website.
Additionally, your GP may prescribe you to the gardening.
You can attend a weekly 2-hour session, normally in the middle of the day, that is supervised, often by a health professional such as a practice nurse, who will be experienced gardeners themselves.
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