Lewisham Council - Improving public health

Improving public health

​The Health and Social Care Act 2012 transferred public health responsibilities to councils.

We now have a major role in shaping local health services and the responsibility for local population health improvement.

The health and wellbeing board brings together local commissioners of health and social care, elected councillors and representatives of Healthwatch to agree an integrated way to improving local health and wellbeing.

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​All local authorities have a duty to improve the health of the population they serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals and records of births and deaths, to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. Information is also processed to allow the statistical analysis of data so we can plan the provision of services.


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Council services over the Christmas and New Year period

Find out about changes to council services over the Christmas and New Year period.


Local businesses recognised for their role in tackling obesity

Local businesses that have pledged their support for the Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign were praised at a celebration event held at the Civic Suite in Catford today, Thursday 15 November.

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Calabash Day Centre/Lewisham Older Adults

Calabash Centre 
13 December 10am to 4pm

Hestia’s Lewisham Older Adults Day Service, which is based in Lewisham, is a specialist service that helps to meet the needs of Older Adults who may have a physical disability, an acquired brain injury, a history of mental ill health and onset dementia.

Stop Smoking Clinic - Downham Leisure Centre Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 
13 December 10am to 2.30PM

Free and friendly help from the stop smoking service

Regular Meditation Classes

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 
13 December 11am to 12 noon

Regular drop-in mindfulness and meditation classes.

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Apply for a grant to make your home accessible

Disabled facilities grant