Health and social care press releases

Promise renews Royal Borough's commitment to young people in care

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Providing a safe and happy home and offering support and guidance are among the pledges that the Royal Borough of Greenwich has made to young people in care and care leavers in its new Promise.

Healthy and happy workplaces awarded

Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Eight more organisations in Royal Greenwich have been recognised for their work creating healthy and happy workplaces.

Get tested during Greenwich Sexual Health Week

Published on Thursday, 16 November 2017

Residents can get a free and confidential sexual health screen and HIV test during Greenwich Sexual Health Week 2017.

Royal Greenwich scores top spot in Good Food for London league table

Published on Tuesday, 07 November 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been awarded the top spot in the Good Food for London league table for demonstrating leadership on healthy and sustainable food.

Help improve local pharmacies by sharing your views

Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017

Share your views about local pharmacies and help improve them by taking part in a short survey.

Residents urged to sign organ donor register and help save lives

Published on Monday, 23 October 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is urging residents to sign up to the organ donor register to help save more lives.

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 so victims can be rescued.

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

The incredible achievements of children in care and care leavers were recognised at the Royal Borough of Greenwich's annual Looked After Children Awards on Friday (6 October).

Improve adult social care by taking part in focus groups

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Residents can have their say in developing and improving adult social care in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Priorities revealed for children and young people in Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A three year plan has been unveiled to help make sure that every child has a happy and fulfilled childhood.

The best way to feed your baby

Published on Friday, 28 July 2017

It's World Breastfeeding Week 1 to 7 August and the Royal Borough is reminding local parents where they can get help and advice about feeding their baby.

£1m innovation fund to lead the way on meeting needs of looked after children

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

An award from the Department for Education's innovation fund will help the Royal Borough of Greenwich and five other south London boroughs lead the way on meeting the needs of looked after children.

People with learning disabilities invited to have their say at special event

Published on Monday, 17 July 2017

Over 100 people with learning disabilities were able to speak directly to senior staff from the Royal Borough of Greenwich at the first 'Have Your Say' day.

Council launches Neglect Matters campaign

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a campaign in partnership with the NSPCC to tackle neglect, the most common form of child abuse.

Consider becoming a carer during Shared Lives week

Published on Monday, 12 June 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is hoping to spread the word about its Shared Lives scheme during Shared Lives Week (17 to 25 June).

Celebrate Care Home Open Day

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is encouraging residents to celebrate our outstanding care homes on national Care Home Open Day (16 June).

Apply to foster during Foster Care Fortnight

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is encouraging more people to consider fostering during national Foster Care Fortnight (8 to 21 May).

Free Dementia Awareness Week event

Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has organised a free event to mark Dementia Awareness Week (15 to 19 May).

Campaign launched on World Self Injury Awareness Day

Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board has launched a campaign to mark World Self Injury Awareness Day.

Make changes this New Year with our Happy New You Roadshow!

Published on Monday, 16 January 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching its 2017 'Happy New You' roadshow to help residents find ways to live a happier, healthier life.

Greenwich goes Sugar Smart in new initiative to tackle childhood obesity

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017

Sugar Smart Greenwich, a new initiative adopted by organisations around the borough, will launch on Tuesday 17 January.

Royal Greenwich wins accolades for healthy living

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been recognised for excellent work it's doing both to encourage healthier living and access to affordable healthy food.

Royal Greenwich marks World AIDS Day with awareness week

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

There will be a special week of activity from this Friday (25 November) to remind people of the importance of good sexual health in the run up to this year's World AIDS Day on Thursday 1 December.

Antibiotic Awareness Week, 14 to 20 November 2016

Published on Friday, 11 November 2016

'Superbugs' becoming resistant to antibiotics is one of the biggest health challenges that we face.

Royal Greenwich cracks down on Blue Badge Fraud

Published on Tuesday, 08 November 2016

On 31 October 2016 at Bexley Magistrates' Court, three defendants pleaded guilty to misusing Blue Badges at locations around the borough.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff praised after inspection report

Published on Friday, 04 November 2016

A new Care Quality Commission inspection highlights strengths and areas for improvement.

Royal Borough reaches 1000 trained health champions

Published on Thursday, 03 November 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become the first local authority in London to train a 1000 local health champions.

Another chance for smokers to kick the habit and raise money for charity

Published on Friday, 30 September 2016

Stoptober is back and is urging smokers to join in the challenge that saw over 215,000 participants take part in 2015.

Royal Borough innovates its sexual health services

Published on Friday, 23 September 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is making it even easier for people to access sexual health services in the borough in a way that suits them.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Blue Badge application service is changing

Published on Friday, 26 August 2016

From Monday 5 September, everyone wishing to apply for a new Blue Badge, or renew an existing badge, will need to do so through our online application form on the Royal Borough's website.

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

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

This summer, the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be hosting a Change4Life Summer Roadshow around the borough to help families 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 the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Monday, 13 June 2016

On Tuesday 7 June, Cllr David Gardner, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, added his name to the list of signatories of the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice's End of Life Charter.

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).

Get walking in Royal Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016

A series of walking events are taking place across the Royal Borough in May to mark National Walking Month 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 Tuesday, 22 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 Businesses Back the 'Reduce the Strength' Campaign!

Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2016

More businesses than ever before have signed up to the borough wide effort to encourage off-licences to take cheap, high-strength lager and cider off the shelves.

Self injury awareness: Don't suffer in silence

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board, local schools and youth clubs are uniting to ensure that when it comes to self-harm, nobody suffers in silence.

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.

Estate sets the lead for healthy living

Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

Residents of the Woolwich Dockyard estate have hosted a visit by one of the UK's leading social entrepreneurs as they look to showcase their pioneering programme to improve the health of local people.

Stay safe and stay warm this winter

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016

Advice from the Royal Borough of Greenwich for residents about preparing for the cold weather.

Roadshow steers smokers to support

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

A nine-week roadshow aimed at offering support to smokers who wish to quit will launch on Tuesday 19 January.

Going dry can help your health

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.

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