Consultation on Lambeth Public Health services

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Lambeth Council are keen to hear your views on public health services for less money. All residents, stakeholders and service providers in Lambeth are welcome to give views. Your feedback and suggestions will help us reshape services in the borough in view of reduced resources

Click here to complete our online survey and give your views: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-on-public-health-services

Why is Lambeth consulting?

Since 2013, Lambeth council has been responsible for Public Health (when it was transferred to us from the NHS). As with other councils, Lambeth receives a specific Public Health grant from the government which is used to fund a range of services to improve the health and well-being of local residents. These include:

·         Sexual health (testing, treatment and contraception)

·         Drug and alcohol treatment programmes

·         Services to promote health improvement (eg: health visitors, NHS Health Checks, stop smoking services, diet and weight management services, and physical activity services).

Lambeth have been working closely with partners in the NHS, with patients, with service providers, with Public Health specialists and a range of other stakeholders to improve and transform these services.

This work will continue this year but, unfortunately, the government has now announced that it is reducing funding for these services.

Lambeth have a shortfall of around £3million this year and  will have further cuts to the Public Health grant each year between now and 2020.

Last financial year, the council covered the £1.9m cut to its Public Health grant from its reserves, but the government is giving less money to the council to run services and it cannot keep using council reserves. You can read more about the financial situation on www.love.lambeth.gov.uk/toughchoices/ . As a result, the council have to look for ways to spend less on Public Health while maintaining services.

Lambeth want you to share your views on what your priorities around Public Health might be and help decide how to make the savings and manage with less money.

How to give your views?

You can give your views online at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-on-public-health-services  

Lambeth are also hosting a range of consultation activities and events. There are details in table below.

Event

Date

Time

Location  Customer

Public Health Drop In Stall

Wednesday 20th April 2016

10-4pm

Olive Morris House Customer service centre - 18 Brixton Hill, SW2 1RD

Healthwatch stalls in and around Brixton

Friday 29th April 2016

Tuesday 3rd May2016

 

Brixton Station Road Market

Brixton Library

Public Meeting Event

Tuesday 10th May 2016

5 – 7:30pm

Karibu Centre - 7 Gresham Rd, SW9 7PH

Public Health Drop In Stall

Monday 16th May 2016

10-4pm

Mary Seacole Centre - 89 Clapham High Street ,SW4 7DB

If you are a service user of any of the affected services, you will be invited to attend events, drop-ins or focus groups local to the service that you use.

This consultation is for Lambeth residents only. The survey will close at noon on 25 May 2016.

The council will be deciding how and what to prioritise with a view to making decisions by the end of June.

Get in touch on the consultation via...

Email: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]

Post: Public Health Commissioning Team - Children, Adults and Health Directorate
Lambeth Borough of Lambeth, 3rd Floor, Phoenix House, 10 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LL

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