Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

It is fantastic to be working with Damien on a radical manifesto that has many pledges to improve the lives of our residents in Lewisham.

My Cabinet Portfolio of Health and Adult Social Care includes responsibility for

  • Adult social care, including care home and at-home provision and quality assurance
  • Health and social care integration
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Joint commissioning
  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Supporting people
  • Older people, including representation, active citizenship, combating isolation, housing, technology, aids and adaptions

I was privileged to serve with Sir Steve Bullock and worked hard to make a difference with my Cabinet Portfolio of Health, Wellbeing and Older People which included responsibility for

  • NHS integration
  • adult social care and health including supporting people
  • adult education
  • libraries
  • culture including the Broadway Theatre and arts
  • leisure services and sports development
  • ageing well
  • intergenerational links

I am a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board as well as being the Champion for Heritage.

Ageing Well

Help for older people

Our Be Active programme is part of our work on keeping residents fit and healthy. It includes our scheme for free swims and gym for the Over 60's.

We are very proud of our five Leisure Centres in the borough of Lewisham. Over the past few years we have

  • opened Glass Mill - our new leisure centre in the heart of Lewisham
  • opened Forest Hill Pools - which included refurbishing the old building at the front and building a new centre for the pools.gym, studio, community room and cafe
  • upgraded and refurbished Wavelengths
  • refurbished the gym at Downham Health and Leisure Centre
  • made improvements to the Bridge Leisure Centre in lower Sydenham.

We encourage our Healthy Walks programme and we now have four outdoor gyms.

We promote walking football and a range of activities to encourage health and well being.

ALL - Adult Learning Lewisham

I was pleased to attend the adult education open day to see the range of courses available for the academic year starting in September. There are now a number of 10 week courses for each term so that learners can get a taste of a new area.

Why not try something new in 2017.