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£9.4m of grants awarded by London Councils

Organisations which support homeless people, the unemployed, victims of violence and the voluntary sector across the capital are being given funding by the London Councils’ grants programme. The money is being used to commission specific services rather than to fund organisations. These services are London-wide initiatives which would be difficult for individual boroughs or small groups of councils to provide on their own.

Tea Dance for Little People launches artist-led 'Play While You Wait' project

Following the successful pilot in November 2012, Social Enterprise ‘Tea Dance for Little People’ is working with St John’s Medical Centre in Lewisham to further develop its ‘Play While You Wait’ project. Funded by the Lewisham Central Ward Community First panel, it ran across the February half term and will continue to take place every Tuesday in February and March.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2013 open for events

This year’s London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 17–22 June and we have just opened the Week for the submission of events. Click here to enter details now! 

South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Decision by Secretary of State

The Secretary of State for Health has published a notice of his decision in relation to South London Healthcare NHS Trust following a report produced by administrators.

£907m adult social care funding gap in London by 2018 predicted

The funding gap for providing adult social care in London will amount to £907m within five years, according to a new analysis by London Councils, supported by Ernst and Young.

A Case for Sustainable Funding for Adult Social Care sets out the severe financial challenges faced by London boroughs in their provision of adult social care. It highlights how councils are already taking action to narrow the funding gap by working more closely with the NHS, improving procurement and developing new ways to provide social care for older and disabled people.

Older Men Moving: a new health and fitness project, supported by Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group

Green Candle Dance Company – has been awarded an Innovation Bursary by the Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group to launch a new project aimed at Tower Hamlets’ older men: ‘Older Men Moving’ will, from January 2013, offer weekly dance and exercise sessions to three different men’s groups in the borough. These sessions will continue for a year and participants’ health and wellbeing will be measured at regular intervals, to see what effect movement sessions have on men’s fitness and wellbeing.

The Knee High Project

As part of a new partnership programme with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth, the Design Council is running a six month research and engagement project with residents and service providers across both boroughs.

The aim of the work is to identify where the greatest opportunities lie for new or improved solutions, and to support effective innovation.

Wellcome Collection expansion

The Wellcome Collection on Euston Road is planning a £17.5m expansion to create more exhibition space, a new youth events studio and expanded public space. The expansion, due to begin next summer and to be completed by June 2014, has been planned to cope with increased visitor numbers and demand for Wellcome events.


Pop-Up Tea Room Project Wins Community Impact Award

An arts project at one of Central & Cecil’s sheltered housing schemes in St John’s Wood has won an award for its outstanding work in improving the local community.

Arts for Life Launched By Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity

The Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity has launched “Arts for Life”, a three year arts programme for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery, Christie’s and the Royal College of Music, the Charity will develop a series of programmes to integrate arts and health.

As a starting point, the Charity is announcing the formation of an Arts Advisory Board which will assist the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to further its work in the use of arts in health.


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