In Lambeth, several organisations have joined forces as Lambeth Together. Lambeth Together is an ambitious plan to put in place a new health and social care system for Lambeth.
This will make services better and easier to access for everyone who lives or works in the borough and help the population achieve better wellbeing for decades to come.
There are lots of different organisations involved. These include:
- public bodies, like Lambeth Council, NHS South East London CCG and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- voluntary bodies, like Thames Reach and Certitude
- community groups, like local sports clubs
You can find more information on Lambeth work on the Lambeth Together website
“Our vision is for families and carers in Lambeth to feel recognised, valued and included as equal partners in the support and care for the person they care for. Equally we want families and carers to have full, enjoyable and confident lives in their own right alongside their caring role.”
The Lambeth carers strategy seeks to improve the quality of life of unpaid carers in our borough. We are working towards ensuring all carers are:
- able to have a life of one’s own alongside caring
- protected from financial hardship caused by their caring role
- supported to stay mentally and physically well
- respected as care and support partners at the heart of decision making
- (young carers) able to enjoy a thriving childhood and are protected from inappropriate caring roles
South East London Clinical Commissioning Group and the London Borough of Lambeth have a joint carers strategy, ‘Working together with Families and Carers – A Framework for Action’. The outcomes and priorities set out in the Framework were informed by the views of families, carers, Carers Hub Lambeth and stakeholders gathered from a range of surveys, service development work and engagement events.
Making it happen – Action Plan
The Carers Collaborative Strategy Group has since been formed to drive forward the strategy, by developing and implementing an Action Plan for carers.
The 2019-20 Action Plan for carers sets out four priority areas. You can read the plan in full here.
- Working with local partners and services – to improve support and ensure carers become everyone’s business
- Developing a Carers Passport for Lambeth – to recognise carers and their vital contribution to our community
- Building the Carers Collaborative network – to bring together carer organisations and carer leads in Lambeth
- Raising awareness of carers in Lambeth – to increase understanding within local services and the wider community
We are keen to link up with local carers, community members and professionals who would like to get involved in the carers strategy, so that together we can make a real difference to the lives of carers in our borough.
For more information or for details of how you can get involved contact the Carers Strategy Development Manager at Carers Hub Lambeth on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7501 8970.
Who we are
The Carers Collaborative Strategy Group brings together carers and representatives from Age UK Lambeth, Carers4Carers, Carers’ Hub Lambeth, Lambeth Learning Disability Assembly, Lambeth Parent Forum, London Borough of Lambeth, NHS Lambeth CCG and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
There are 67,900 children and young people in Lambeth. We want to make sure that every single one of them has the chance to have the best possible start in life.
Our Children, Our Future sets out how we intend to bring together all our energy, enthusiasm and resource across the public sector, local business, the third sector and the wider community to deliver this ambition.
What sort of data is collected?
Lambeth DataNet uses GP patient records to obtain anonymous information to help plan and improve healthcare services.*
The information collected includes data such as the area patients live, age, gender, ethnicity, language preference, country of birth and religion. DataNet also collects information such as whether patients have long-term conditions like diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and medication. However, this information is anonymous and does not include anything written as notes by the GP and cannot be linked to you.*
Where is the information shared?
The information is shared by GPs with health organisations, South East London Clinical Commissioning Group and university researchers to identify patterns of illnesses and local health needs to help plan the best ways of improving services to make sure everyone can access good health care. There are strict rules and procedures to decide who can access DataNet information which is never shared with third parties for commercial purposes.
How is the information stored?
The information collected by DataNet is private and secure and stored as anonymous data.* DataNet is managed by South East London Clinical Commissioning Group who work with partners from Lambeth Public Health team, King’s College London and Lambeth GPs.
Find out more about DataNet by downloading our information sheet.
* All health service data using primary care records in Lambeth DataNet is fully anonymised at the time when the data is extracted from primary care records. Therefore, no identifiable data leaves the practice. Instead of NHS numbers which are ‘identifiable patient data’, each set of records is extracted with an individual code which can never be linked back to the original record and cannot be used to identify any individual patient. This individual code is known as a ‘pseudonymised code’. The pseudonymised code can never be converted back into an NHS number but if the same patient appears in two different NHS datasets, for example a primary care and a secondary care dataset, the pseudonymised codes should match, enabling the primary care and secondary care medical records to be joined up (a process known as ‘database linkage’). Database linkage using pseudonymised codes can only be conducted if approved by the relevant Caldicott Guardian.
The Caldicott Guardian has already approved two linkages of health care records involving Lambeth DataNet: a linkage with the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) Trust mental health database and with the mother and child database held by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust (the database called ‘BadgerNet’)