Health and social care news

Help spot and stop modern slavery

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Residents are being urged to look out for the tell-tale signs of the 'hidden crime' of modern slavery.

Blood Pressure roadshow makes staying healthy easier

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has teamed up with Charlton Athletic Community Trust for the 'Blood Pressure - Be Sure' roadshow.

Children in care and care leavers celebrated at awards ceremony

Published on Thursday, 12 October 2017

Their incredible achievements were recognised at the annual Looked After Children Awards.

You can help improve adult social care in the Royal Borough

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Have your say in developing and improving adult social care by joining the focus group.

Priorities revealed for children and young people in Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The three year plan makes sure that every child has a happy and fulfilled childhood.

Give your baby the best start in life

Published on Friday, 28 July 2017

World Breastfeeding Week is 1 to 7 August and local parents can get lots of advice.

Funding received to meet the needs of looked after children

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The £1m award came from the Department for Education's innovation fund.

People with learning disabilities invited to special event

Published on Monday, 17 July 2017

The first 'Have Your Say' day was held at Charlton House on 10 July.

Neglect Matters campaign launches

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

The campaign tackles neglect, the most common form of child abuse.

Become a carer during Shared Lives week

Published on Monday, 12 June 2017

Provide life-changing support for vulnerable adults within your own home.

Celebrate our outstanding care homes

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Free events are taking place on Friday 16 June for the national Care Home Open Day.

Apply to foster during Foster Care Fortnight

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017

Foster Care fortnight runs from Monday 8 to Sunday 21 May.

Dementia Awareness Week marked with free event

Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich event takes place on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

New campaign launched to raise awareness of self injury

Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Updated information and advice hub goes live on World Self Injury Awareness Day.

Happy New You roadshow launched

Published on Monday, 16 January 2017

The roadshow helps you find ways to live a happier, healthier life.

Greenwich launches initiative to tackle childhood obesity

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017

Sugar Smart Greenwich promotes the use of low sugar alternatives.

Healthy living recognised in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won two awards for its work to encourage healthier workplaces.

Special week of activity to mark World AIDS Day

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The awareness week will remind people of the importance of good sexual health.

Find out what you can treat with antibiotics

Published on Friday, 11 November 2016

Antibiotic Awareness Week takes place between 14 to 20 November 2016.

Defendants plead guilty to misusing Blue Badges

Published on Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Fines were issued to three defendants at Bexley Magistrates' Court on 31 October 2016.

Milestone figure reached for health champions

Published on Thursday, 03 November 2016

The Royal Borough has become the first local authority in London to train a thousand local health champions.

Kick the smoking habit and raise money for charity

Published on Friday, 30 September 2016

Stoptober is back and is urging smokers to join in the challenge.

Extending sexual health services in the borough

Published on Monday, 26 September 2016

Making it easier for people to access community services in a way that suits them.

Changes to the Blue Badge application service

Published on Friday, 26 August 2016

From 5 September, Blue Badge applications and renewals must be completed online.

Quicker, Easier, Blue Badge applications online

Published on Monday, 01 August 2016

The Blue Badge application process for disabled service users is now quicker and easier than ever before thanks to a new online form.

Further recognition for Royal Borough's Well London Programme

Published on Monday, 04 July 2016

Cllr David Gardner, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, joined health professionals from across Europe to see the trailblazing Well London Programme in action in Woolwich last week.

Change4Life Summer Roadshow 2016 comes to Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

Helping families to eat well and move more whilst having fun.

A Garden of Eden for Learning Disability Week 2016

Published on Friday, 24 June 2016

To celebrate Learning Disability Week, the Royal Borough of Greenwich held a special event for residents participating in the 'Horticultural Project' in Lodge Hill.

Commitment to Care Workers

Published on Monday, 20 June 2016

Cllr David Gardner, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, was joined on Tuesday 7 June by care providers in signing the London Living Wage Declaration for care workers.

End of Life Charter signed by Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Whole community encouraged to support respect and dignity at the end of people's lives.

Help GRAce to help refugees

Published on Friday, 27 May 2016

GRAce (Greenwich Refugee Aid: clothing, essentials), a local charity is launching an appeal for donations of clothing and essential supplies to send to the Greek island of Chios for Syrian refugees.

Royal Borough launches new fostering campaign

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016

A poster campaign appealing for foster carers is being launched for the second week of Fostering Fortnight (16 to 29 May).

Celebrate supportive relationships in Mental Health Awareness Week

Published on Monday, 09 May 2016

The Royal Borough is hosting a number of events throughout the week of 16 to 22 May.

Get walking in Royal Greenwich during National Walking Month

Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016

A series of walking events are taking place across the borough in May 2016.

Son pleads guilty to misusing disabled mother's Blue Badge

Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

On 18 April 2016 at Bexley Magistrates Court, 28 year old Mohamed Miah of Penrose Street, Walworth, London, SE17, pleaded guilty to misusing his mother's Blue Badge to park in Woolwich.

Would you open your life to support someone with special needs?

Published on Friday, 08 April 2016

A service that helps residents with disabilities to enjoy a full and independent life is looking to recruit new carers.

Events put spotlight on autism

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is teaming up with local organisations, including Royal Museums Greenwich, to mark World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 2 April 2016.

More buildings assessed for their accessibility

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Another 17 council and public buildings are being added to the DisabledGo website detailing their accessibility to people with disabilities.

More businesses back the 'Reduce the Strength' campaign

Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Off-licences are encouraged to remove cheap, high-strength lager and cider from sale.

Have your say on mental health care services

Published on Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Royal Borough is asking residents who have a mental health condition, or who know of someone that does, for their views about local services.

Stay safe and stay warm this winter

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016

Advice for residents about preparing for the cold weather and staying well.

Go dry this January

Published on Monday, 21 December 2015

The Royal Borough is backing Dry January, a campaign designed to encourage people to give their bodies a break after Christmas by drinking less alcohol during the first 31 days of 2016.

Greenwich tops London's 'good food' table

Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

The work being done to enable local people to eat a healthier, more affordable and sustainable diet has brought an accolade for the Royal Borough in the 2015 Good Food in London report.

National health award for diabetes prevention service

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

A team delivering a pioneering education programme for people with Type 2 diabetes has won a prestigious national award in recognition of 'developing innovative ways' to enhance their service.

Stay safe and get the flu jab

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Prepare for winter with free vaccinations for primary school children and those over 65.

Information event offers chance to find out more about adoption

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Prospective adopters have a chance to find out about the support available from the Royal Borough of Greenwich at a free information session later this month.

Free testing lined up for Sexual Health Week

Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Free confidential HIV testing and advice on sexual health are on offer for Greenwich Sexual Health Week as part of a campaign to encourage residents to take control of their wellbeing.

Are you looking after someone else's child?

Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015

A two-week information campaign is underway in the Royal Borough to encourage people who look after someone else's child to register as a private foster carer.

Keep warm, keep well as weather turns colder

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015

With winter approaching, make sure you look after yourself and keep your home warm.

Health partners focus on tackling obesity and mental health

Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

New health strategy aims to improve wellbeing of local residents over the next three years.

Get talking about mental health and improve your wellbeing

Published on Monday, 05 October 2015

The Greenwich mental health and wellbeing forum are delivering a series of events and workshops to raise awareness for this year's World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October.

Stoptober 2015: Sign up now to stop smoking this month

Published on Friday, 02 October 2015

Trained stop-smoking advisors will be in Royal Greenwich offering advice throughout October.