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Your Views on Cuts To Balance The Reduction In The Public Health Grant For 2019/20

Lewisham Council receives a Public Health Grant from the Department of Health to meet these responsibilities. In Lewisham the grant is £24,325,000 for 2018/19. 

What do you think are the biggest health and social care issues for Lewisham residents?
Is it access to GP appointments? Mental health awareness? Social isolation? Something else?

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent long term conditions in London, affecting about 4 - 7 per cent of the adult population. 

As part of Lewisham Council’s neighbourhood strategy for health and wellbeing in the borough, the Community Connections Development Workers have launched a series of inaugural meetings to bring together local organisations working for the wellbeing of adults in their 'neighbourhoods'.

On 2 May Lewisham Council and its health and voluntary sector partners made a significant change to the way residents can contact and get support from care services in the borough.

Lewisham CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) has decided to commission a new service to deliver care to Lewisham people who are nearing the end of their lives.

According to a recent report in News Shopper (2 September 2016), Lewisham councillors are pushing for publication of ‘secret’ plan

Here are a few of the highlights of the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) meeting on 19 July 2016:

Alzheimer's Society has launched  (15 - 22 May 2016) this week to raise awareness of the illness, and of the support that people who are concerned that they, or someone close to them, may have dementia.

Sheila McKechnie (SMK) Foundation is holding its 10th anniversary campaigning awards. Lewisham's own Dr Louise Irvine is one of the candidates you can vote for. Dr Irvine led the campaign to stop the closure of Lewisham Hospital A&E and maternity units.

On Monday 15 December Healthwatch Lewisham is hosting their Annual Event for Lewisham residents and organisations. The event, which runs from 10am - 4pm at Lewisham Town Hall, will give the opportunity to find out about what they've achieved so far and help set priorities for the coming year.

National HIV Testing Week takes place from Saturday 22 November to Sunday 30 November 2014 and World AIDS Day is Monday 1 December 2014.

Here are some facts about HIV in Lewisham from the Public Health Community Directorate:

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Voluntary Action Lewisham has been promoting the Five ways to wellbeing as a set of overarching ideas that can promote connectedness and reduce loneliness. So far, we’ve shared these ideas with more than 100 staff members - mainly from the voluntary and community sector workforce and representing over 60 different charities.