Winter weather

Elderly and vulnerable residents

Southwark and Lambeth Councils have teamed up to deliver the Lambeth and Southwark Winter Well-Being (LSWWB) programme to help more vulnerable residents stay safe and well in their own homes and reduce re-admissions to hospital.

The programme includes three main areas:

  • Safe and Independent Living (SAIL) that provides a quick and easy way to access a wide range of local services, co-ordinated by Age UK Lewisham and Southwark. The service has already been established in Southwark and will be rolled out to Lambeth by Age UK Lambeth
  • The Red Cross Hospital Discharge is commissioned by and operates from Kings College Hospital to support patients going hospital from both emergency department and in-patients wards. The service already provides up to six weeks post discharge support for patients in their own communities and the new LSWWB will extend this to eight weeks as well as extending it to include St Thomas’s hospital
  • Warm and Well in Winter is a successful winter health project delivered by Age UK Lambeth which uses local community and faith groups to promote practical messages about staying healthy, such as promoting flu vaccinations, and preventing isolation. LSWWB will see the project roll out to Southwark with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark  

Page last updated: 08 March 2019