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Health and social care press releases

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.

Greenwich receives 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

The Royal Borough has teamed up once again this year with NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group in backing a national drive to help people stay well over the colder months.

Information event offers chance to find out more about adoption

Published on Monday, 23 November 2015

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

Free testing lined up for Sexual Health Week

Published on Friday, 20 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.

Greenwich supports first World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week runs from 16-22 November 2015, and the Council and local GPs are asking local people to think twice before asking for antibiotics in the future.

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.

Call goes out for adoptive parents

Published on Monday, 19 October 2015

National Adoption Week 2015 will take place from 19 to 25 October and the theme this year is ‘Too Old at 4?’

Obesity and mental health in the spotlight as organisations pledge action

Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Councillors, local health leaders and community organisations have pledged to step up their joint efforts to improve health and wellbeing in Royal Greenwich over the next three years.

Stoptober 2015

Published on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Sign up now to give up smoking next month.

Campaign to tackle domestic violence and abuse

Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The campaign highlights the negative effects of domestic abuse on young children.

Boroughs team up to keep illegal tobacco out of their communities

Published on Monday, 10 August 2015

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has teamed up with five neighbouring boroughs in a new campaign to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco.

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