Supporting care experienced people

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People who are in or have been in care, can face significant barriers which impact them throughout their life, and despite the resilience of many care experienced people, society too often does not take their needs into account. That is why I am proud that this week, Lambeth has committed to recognising care experience as a protected characteristic - becoming one of the first councils in London to do so. 

As well as campaigning for the government to bring forward legislation to make care experience a protected characteristic, we have committed to treat care experience as an additional equality strand alongside the protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act – as Lambeth already does with socio-economic issues. 

We commit ourselves to proactively seeking out and listening to the voices of our care experienced people, and to bringing them into the heart of decision making in Lambeth. This is key to delivering on our ambition of giving all children and young people in Lambeth the best start in life.

Councillor Claire Holland, Lambeth Council Leader

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Walk for your wellbeing this Friday and meet local organisations showing kindness

Join us this Friday for our wellbeing walk to mark Great Mental Health Day. This year’s theme for the day is the power of community kindness. During the walk, which starts at Kennington Station at 11am, we will visit local organisations to hear more about their amazing community projects and how they support our communities. We will also highlight on social media some local organisations that we know have shown kindness to our communities. Follow us on Twitter to check them out. 

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Take part in Lambeth's upcoming suicide prevention training course 

Lambeth Council is working in partnership with the Jen Group to offer monthly online training sessions. This half day course (3.5hrs) has been designed to provide you with the skills and confidence to have conversations about suicide. The next course is on Wednesday, 22 February, sign up now to attend this session or find other available dates. We want to break the taboo of talking about suicide by giving everyone who lives or works in Lambeth the skills and confidence to have conversations that can help prevent suicide.

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Have your say: Help shape Lambeth’s new Experts by Experience panel

To support the delivery of Lambeth Council’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2021-27 we are setting up a panel of ‘experts by experience’ - local people who have experienced violence and abuse. We want to hear from victims and survivors of all genders aged 16+ in Lambeth about how the panel should look, feel, and operate. We are running focus groups - participants will receive a £25 Love2Shop Voucher and an online survey

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Have your say on street design proposals for the Tulse Hill and Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhoods  

Lambeth Council has launched two new consultations for the Tulse Hill and Streatham Hill LTNs. The Council wants to improve the area around the parade of shops in Tulse Hill on Elm Park and at the junction of Upper Tulse Hill and Claverdale Road. We also want to improve the area around the parade of shops on Amesbury Avenue and at the junction of Palace Road and Daysbrook Road in Streatham Hill. 

As part of the permanent designs for the Tulse Hill and Streatham Hill LTNs, we want to make changes that benefit the local community: 

  • Improve road safety for all users; 
  • Create space for people; 
  • Encourage travel in healthier more active ways; 
  • Improve air quality.  

We now want your views to help shape our proposed design ideas. To have your say you can complete a survey or attend a workshop. The individual surveys are linked above for you to complete or the links below.


Get ready to celebrate Lambeth's LGBTQ+ History Month

Lambeth’s LGBTQ+ History Month returns this February, and there are lots of fun, educational and interesting events for you to take part in. The in-person and online events are being hosted by Lambeth Libraries and include reading, poetry and performance, panel discussions and more. The event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and learn more about Lambeth’s LGBTQ+ history.  

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