Health and Wellbeing Services
You can find a comprehensive directory of health and wellbeing services in Southwark on the Southwark Wellbeing Hub website.
Bermondsey – Bede House
Founded in 1938, Bede House is one of the leading providers of local services for people who have a learning disability. They also provide practical and emotional help for those suffering from domestic violence and abuse, youth clubs and school holiday programmes for eight to 19 year olds. Bede is well known for its community approach, and for its success finding effective solutions for local people in difficult and complex circumstances. Contact details for all Bede’s services are on their website.
Rotherhithe – Time and Talents
Time and Talents builds fun, friendship and mutual support, in a leafy heritage building in Rotherhithe. Nearly 5,000 people took part in their activities and events last year including: their gardening group, mindfulness classes, arts and crafts, and kids’ activities. Alongside groups for everyone, Time and Talents have a thriving programme for older people, with a befriending service for those who are housebound, a range of social groups with minibus transport, a pub club and shed for older men and a lively 60+ group ‘for people who aren’t old yet’. Please share this information with your Primary Care Navigators (PCNs) and wider so that your patients can be referred into these services.
Borough – Blackfriars Settlement
Blackfriars Settlement in the Borough neighbourhood is a registered charity that provides community services and support for local residents. They have produced a newsletter which highlights all the upcoming events and services that may be of interest to your patients.
Walworth – Pembroke House
Pembroke House is a community centre in the heart of Walworth offering a wide range of activities and services to the local community. It has been opening its doors to residents for 132 years and its current offer include a lively lunch club for older adults, music for mums and babies, a gardening for wellbeing group, a shared reading group and more! You can see a short blog post about one of their activities here.
Training and resources
QHS members can also view our resources library for the PCN template and letters which need to be uploaded to the EMIS system. You will need your practice login for this.
Please visit the Public Health England Resource Centre for further resources.
If practices have any questions or suggestions you can contact your neighbourhood coordinators – firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and events
View upcoming training and events for PCNs including Protected Learning Time (PLT) events for 2019.
Visit our forum for PCNs to share ideas and raise queries with each other and QHS support staff.