Monthly Archives: August 2019

Community Update – August 2019

Issue content:

Primary care navigator update
Staying cool this summer
South London Cares – August programme
Pecan Foodbank
Yalding Centre summer fete and BBQ
Camberwell fair


Primary care navigator update

  • Please keep a look out for an email from your neighbourhood coordinator asking you to complete a survey about how navigator work is currently being done in your practice. Your feedback will help build a picture about how we can develop further support for practices and navigators. Thank you in advance!
  • QHS will be running a navigator training day later this year. Further information will be in the QHS Bulletin that is sent on Wednesdays. Please let your neighbourhood coordinator know if you need to be signed up to this mailing list.


Staying cool this summer

Please visit NHS website about how to cope with a heatwave. It’s important we look out for each other during this hot weather. The most vulnerable people are:

  • older people, especially those over 75
  • babies and young children
  • people with a serious long-term condition, especially heart or breathing problems
  • people with mobility problems – for example, people with Parkinson’s disease or who have had a stroke
  • people with serious mental health problems
  • people on certain medicines, including those that affect sweating and temperature control
  • people who misuse alcohol or drugs
  • people who are physically active – for example, labourers or those doing sports

The BBC has produced a useful article about staying cool in the summer that you can read here.


South London Cares – August programme

South London Cares is hosting a variety of free events across Southwark and Lambeth for people aged 65 and over.

These include:

  • Summer Fair at Moorlands Community Centre, SW9 8QT, on Saturday 3 August between 11am and 1pm.
  • A tech workshop at John Marshall Hall, SE1 8NY, on Monday 12 August, 2.30-4.30pm. This can help improve your confidence using phones, tablets and laptops!
  • Saturday 17 August, 2.30-4pm, you can take part in chair yoga at the Herne Hill United Church Hall, SE24 9JG.
  • Or watch ‘Rocketman’ at the Yalding Centre, SE16 3TY, on Sunday 25 August, 3-6pm.
  • Plus the usual pub clubs and quizzes.
Please see their leaflet for further information about clubs and activities that are going on in August.


Pecan Foodbank

Pecan offers training to become foodbank voucher holders. This is held on the last Thursday morning of each month between 10 and 11.30am at the City Hope Church.

Following training, you are able to issue vouchers to those who are in food crisis. One person can attend on behalf of your practice.

For further information and to sign up, please contact Rose. Details about local food banks can be found hereTaiye, Villa Street’s PCN, attended at the end of July and has kindly agreed to answer questions.


Yalding Centre summer fete and BBQ

95 Southwark Park Road, SE16 3TY

Join the Yalding Centre on Friday 23 August, 10am – 3pm for their summer fete and BBq. There will be stalls, health talks, music, games and raffles! Entry is free. You can print a poster to display in your practice here.


Camberwell fair

Come down to the Camberwell Festival on Saturday 31 August from 12-9pm at Camberwell Green. It’s free to enter and you can enjoy music, dancing and delicious food!

Over 50 local businesses will be showcased at the market, partnering with over 30 local community groups to help provide a platform for them to meet the local community. There will be 50 live acts representing the diverse culture of Camberwell, from emerging local artists to reggae legend Dawn Penn.

Please don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions.



  • Blackfriars Settlement’s August Programme can be found here.
  • Please see St George the Martyr’s Summer Programme here.