Bringing great people together to tackle big health issues from different perspectives
We want to hear from anyone who has an idea, resources or insight that can help us achieve our goals.
“It has been fantastic to have the support of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. For this sort of innovative community-health partnership their willingness to fund a pilot and a co-production phase has been critically important. The financial support has been matched by constructive critique and encouragement, as well as connections to other useful networks.”
Matthew Bolton, Citizens UK and lead of the Parents and Communities Together (PACT) project
As an independent charitable foundation, we have no restrictions about who we partner with and welcome conversations with anyone with the best approaches, drive, creativity and ambition.
This gives us the widest possible potential for health improvement in Lambeth and Southwark. It also gives us the chance to learn from and inform health approaches in other places facing challenges similar to ours. Whenever possible, we fund jointly with others.
Partnership working is essential to us. By bringing people together we can make a bigger difference, joining up different approaches and making something more than the sum of its parts.
We work closely with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to provide exceptional care and a world-class environment for patients and staff in Guy's, St Thomas' and the Evelina Children's Hospital, as well as in community health centres across the boroughs. We seek out bold, new ideas from anyone, inside and outside or area, including:
“Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity has given us some headspace and creativity within the boroughs to really innovate and really think about how we might do things differently. As we move into an era of even greater financial austerity, we're going to need the help of organisations like them to allow us to think much more innovatively and creatively.”
Dr Jonty Heaversedge, Chair of NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group
We have strong relationships with the local NHS and are privileged to have some of the best health professionals in the UK working here. Alongside our work with Guy’s and St Thomas’, we partner with the other NHS foundation trusts in our local area, King’s College Hospital and South London and the Maudsley – and the university at our doorstep, the largest healthcare education centre in Europe, King’s College London. All are part of our local academic health science centre, King’s Health Partners, with whom we have forged strong connections too.
We collaborate closely with NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group, local GPs, the two local authorities, Lambeth Council and Southwark Council and a myriad of trail-blazing and passionate voluntary and community groups operating in our boroughs.
Broadening our partnerships in Lambeth and Southwark and beyond is a priority for us. We are working with other national and international organisations and currently have a growing partnership with Nesta.