Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership

Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership
Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership forum, 2019

Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership (SCHWeP) is a cross-sector network of over 150 members with a core group of around 50 individuals.

It is one of the first borough-wide strategic approaches to culture, health and wellbeing taken by a local authority. The network meets quarterly and although closely cooperating with the council, it works independently. Anyone can join, including artists, organisations, healthcare providers and researchers. 

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Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership forum, 2019

Southwark is a diverse community and experiences many of the health and social inequalities and challenges of an inner-city borough. SCHWeP has come together to tackle these inequalities through moving away from an exclusively medical model of care towards a more community-based, person-centred approach, which brings together the expertise and experience from all parts of the cultural community and health and care system.

Priority areas

  • Arts and health in buildings and public realm
  • Diversity, inclusion and health inequalities
  • Young people
  • Social prescribing

To join the network and find out the date of the next forum, email swk.chw.partnership@gmail.com

Page last updated: 05 August 2021

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