New Addington residents find help and support at new community hub

Are you a Croydon resident with questions about general health and social care? If the answer is yes, why not visit New Addington Pathfinder’s Community Hub. It all starts with a cuppa and a conversation at the recently launched hub where Croydon residents can visit to get information and support to help them live life […]

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Asian Resource Centre Croydon launches new Type 2 diabetes education programme

Each year more than 800 adults are diagnosed with diabetes in Croydon and research shows that by 2035 around 44,000 people across the borough will have the condition. The majority of which will have type 2 diabetes, making the prevention and management of the chronic condition a public health priority. The signs that you have […]

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Community members get active in Croydon

Local gyms can feel like an intimidating space for some, so finding a comfortable place to exercise is essential to supporting fitness. Located in the Upper Mall of the Centrale shopping centre, and supported by Hammerson’s management team, Croydon Voluntary Action’s (CVA) Active Community Hub delivers free activities to improve the physical, mental health of […]

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NHS partners in Croydon deliver health day for young people experiencing homelessness

Latest figures show that 16% of homeless people in Croydon are between the ages of 16 to 24 (1). With many of those experiencing homelessness facing barriers to access health and care services, there is an increasing need to engage with vulnerable young people to increase their awareness and access to health services Working in […]

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NHS ‘top tips’ for families to stay safe in sun over the jubilee weekend 

With thousands of people ending up in hospital each year because of heat and allergies, the local NHS is calling on the public to help prevent children and older people falling victim to the extreme heat.   People have been admitted to hospital because of heat-related including severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and sun- and heatstroke.  Getting […]

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Jubilee partygoers reminded about staying safe in hot weather and bank holiday NHS services 

With thousands in south west London gearing up for a royal celebration outdoors the NHS remains open and here for local people if they need urgent care.  If someone is struggling with their mental health, they should seek help via the 24/7 crisis lines – for Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton or Wandsworth ring 0800 028 […]

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Children get creative at Centrale’s COVID-19 vaccination centre

Vaccinations of any kind can make children feel a little nervous, that’s why Croydon’s Centrale shopping centre has created a fun space for children to get their COVID-19 vaccine. With hopes to calm any nerves, Centrale’s dedicated vaccination centre has created an arts station where children can flex their creative skills and create artwork that […]

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Celebrating one year of ICN+ South East & West

Last week marked the one year since the launch of One Croydon Alliance’s Integrated Community Network Plus (ICN+) in the south west and south east localities of Croydon. Bringing together teams across health, social care, the voluntary and community sector, south west London’s ICN+ is an example of how partnerships between the NHS, local council […]

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How the NHS in south west London is helping change lives through social prescribing 

Social prescribing is changing the landscape of care in NHS South West London by bringing together a wide range of organisations to help people live healthier and fulfilling lives. A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. This is where social prescribing comes in. Designed to […]

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Croydon’s virtual wards provide at home care for patients

It’s normal for patients to miss their home comforts when in hospital and the familiarity of home and having loved ones close can often support the road to recovery. Enabled by Telehealth technology, Croydon’s Rapid Response virtual wards allow some patients to receive hospital monitoring and treatment in the comfort of their home rather than […]

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