NCDPs shortlisted for LGC award

Great news: the Neighbourhood Community Development Partnerships (NCDPs) have been shortlisted for an LGC award for great work in Community Integration!

We will learn the outcome of the final judging in March 2019. The shortlisting is particularly to celebrate how the LBL Council has devolved power to local communities to help to improve health and wellbeing. This community-driven approach has provided a new pathway for community groups to feed upwards to council and for council to feed directly to community.

The success of the NCDPs networks is evidenced especially in Neighbourhood 2 (Central Lewisham) where 47 new groups supporting ‘hard to reach’ populations are now linked through NCDP to statutory services in a way they have not previously been. Further examples include how social care access teams are now linked to community groups which has improved knowledge and understanding of social services criteria. Statutory services have also developed links with community spaces leading to increased accessibility for example the hospital pain management group is also located in a supported housing scheme.

Congratulations to all involved in this excellent project!

Free Christmas meals

Lewisham has a vibrant community which provides meals on Christmas day across the borough, so no one need be alone. Some meals do need to be booked in advance, and some transportation options are available but places may be limited. Please contact the organisations listed directly for more information.

Please click here to open the Christmas meals list 2018.

There is one correction: the meal listed at Perry Rise Baptist Church is instead taking place at St Philip Neri, 208 Sydenham Road, Sydenham SE26 5SE. The contact details are correct as listed.