Health Fayre – 2020

Wednesday 29th January 2020, Civic Suite, Catford SE6 $RU, from 10 am to 4 pm
Have a fun time by getting involved in our physical activites, health screening and workshops.
A light lunch will be served for those attending the whole day

lpf health fayreOnce again we invite all members of Lewisham Pensioners Forum and their friends to a packed programme.

Health Fayre – 30 January 2019

Tackling Elderly Abuse in our Community
Let’s talk about elder abuse

shine a light on it, stomp it out and change things for the better

Wednesday 30th January 2019
Civic Suite, The Old Town Hall, Catford Road, SE6 4RU
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
light lunch of hot freshly made soup and bread

The day will also include additional Speakers, information stalls, workshops, pampering sessions, that will prove to be enjoyable, fun, uplifting, and empowering.

Keynote speakers

  • Eileen Chubb, BUPA Whistle blower and founder of Compassion in Care
  • Bridgit Sam-Bailey

Workshop facilitators

  • Natalie Payne – How to protect yourself from financial abuse, a legal perspective
  • Cherry Jarrett – How to protect yourself from mental abuse
  • Vasco Stevenson – 10 steps to aging well

The aim of the day is to

  • Gain an understanding of the five common types of abuse
  • Identify signs of abuse
  • Gain more confidence to talk about Elder abuse
  • How to protect whistleblowers
  • And to learn about the possible protective factors
  • Find out how and where to get help

Who should attend:

  • Seniors, elders
  • Anyone who works in the care industry; care givers, nurses, doctors
  • LPF members
  • General public

Conference Rationale

Elder abuse can be defined as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person”.

Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological and sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect World Health Organization. Both men and women can be at risk of being abused, and this can potentially happen wherever they live or visit. This may include: someone’s own home, in a carer’s home, in a day centre, in a residential home, in a nursing home, in open space, or in a hospital.

Abuse of any kind is not pleasant to talk about, and if goes unchecked, will often lead to poorer quality of life for the victims and can even result in their death. The profound negative impact this has on the community means we all have an obligation to preserve the human rights of older people.

With that said we are honoured to present an event that is host to Eileen Chubb, one member of the BUPA 7 Whistle blowers, co- founder of Compassion in Care and author of the book Beyond the Façade which described her experiences. Today she will be sharing those experiences with us and explore what we can all do to protect our loved ones and ourselves from such abuse, challenging the systems and individual guilt of such offences.

‘It’s better to be outside confronting the injustice then inside conforming to the system that is failing to care and protect people in need’ E Chubb.

Programme Chaired by Bridgit Sam-Bailey
10:00am – 10:15am Registration (booking treatments & one to one sessions)
10:15am – 10:20am Welcome & housekeeping by Bridgit Sam-Bailey
10:20am – 10:35am Bridgit Sam-Bailey Chairman of LPF – “Speaking from a personal perspective”
10:35am – 11:05am Eileen Chubb founder of Compassion in Care Part 1
11:05am – 11:15am Tim Bradley – Wellbeing Map of Lewisham
11:15am – 11:25am Paulette & Sophia from Paradigm Pure Health – The Power of Self-Management
11:25am – 11:30am Presentation by Bridgit Sam-Bailey to Grenfell Tower – Olive Condolence Tree from Lewisham Residents
11:30am – 11:50am Comfort Break
12:00pm – 12:30pm Eileen Chubb from Compassion in Care – Part 2 how should what you look for in a good care home –
12:30pm – 1:00pm Natalie Payne from Mackrell Turner Garrett, Solicitors – Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse
1:00pm – 1:10pm Arlette Meli from Lewisham Healthwatch – Lewisham Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service
1:15pm – 2:15pm lunch
1:45pm – 1:50pm Prize draw by Bridgit Sam-Bailey
1:50pm – 1:55pm Olivia Sullivan from SLH Campaign – General up-date on NHS issues
1:55:pm – 2:15pm Jenny Budd from Walking for Health with GCDA – “Building Your Resilience’
2:15pm – 2:45pm Eileen Chubb from Compassion in Care – Deal with the reality of Elderly Abuse a Practical guide
2:45pm – 3:45pm Cherry Jarrett – Protecting yourself from mental abuse
2:45pm – 3:45pm Vasco Stevenson – ‘10 Steps to aging well’
3:45pm – 3:55pm Ukulele Sing-along Performance
3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing remarks & thank you – Bridgit Sam-Bailey
Program is subject to change


  1. Carer’s Lewisham
  2. LPF
  3. Macmillan Cancer Research
  4. GCDA
  5. Artful Dodgers
  6. Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign
  7. Lewisham Independent
  8. Paradigm Pure Health
  9. Neals Yard

10. Mackrell Turner Garrett Solicitors


Treatment Room 8 starting at 11am – last booking at 3:30pm
Book session at the point of registration

Information to follow

LPF’s Pensioners Day 2018

Promoting Well-being and combating inequalities

Wednesday 3rd October 1pm to 4pm (doors open 12noon)
in the Broadway Theatre, Catford, SE6 4RU

All welcome

Guest Speakers—Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham
Professor Gillian Manthorpe of the UCL and Marion Watson on the Ladywell “Therapeutic Garden Project”
PLUS Great Entertainment and the Grand Raffle
the Forum’s Knit ‘n’ Knatter sales and
“Information Bags” for each audience member

Tickets £5 on the door or £4.50 in advance

Picnic Lunch included in the ticket price

If you or a friend have mobility issues so you can’t get there and back by public transport, the usual LCT minibuses are booked to help you.
Phone the Forum office (020 8690 7869). But please ring us by no later than 12 noon on Monday
24 Sept. to secure your place.

Where to buy your advance tickets

(Cheaper and means you will be in the faster moving queue when the doors open—just showing your ticket as you enter.)

  • At the Riverdale Table 10.30am to 12noon on Friday 14 and Friday 21 September
  • In St Mauritius House (see below) between 10.30 and 3pm each Monday
  • In the Old Town Hall Lewisham Homes reception area (right next to the Civic Suite, Catford) each Wednesday in September between 11am and 2pm
  • In Age Exchange, Blackheath, SE3 9LA on Wednesday 19 September from 10.30am to 2pm
  • One Saturday (date tbc) in Brockley Market, 10am to 2pm Lewisham Way near Lewisham College
  • Various other events and outlets (ring 020 8690 7869 for more information)
  • NOT available from the Broadway Theatre Box Office

Forum May Meeting

Campaigning with the Council

Wednesday 30 May, 10am (meeting starts 10.30)
Civic Suite, Catford, SE6 4RU

It’s a time of change—new Mayor, new Councillors and new CEO.

Come along for an overview of the present structure (we’re inviting some former councillors and hardened LPF campaigners to share their experience). Then we will ask you to contribute your views on what works and what doesn’t: what ain’t broke and so is not in need of fixing or where some changes might benefit everyone.

Plus discussion on what’s come out of responses to the Campaign Questionnaire and the way forward for the LPF on campaign issues.

There will also be time to visit the LPF information tables—for you to sign up to outings (we’ll have details about the Painted Ceiling Tour in July), sign the Toilet Petition and renew your membership in time to receive the next newsletter—before the meeting closes at 1pm.

Forum March Meeting – Age-Friendly Cities

10 AM (meeting starts at 10:30 AM), Wednesday 21 March 2018
Council Chamber, Civic Suite, Catford, SE6 4RU

Age-Friendly Cities

How plans in the Borough can be made to measure up to this ideal.

We hope to hear from Team Catford and learn about the proposals for New Cross/New Cross Gate and Convoys Wharf.

There will be LPF information tables and time to ask questions of our speakers.

Friendship Quilt

LPF members are getting together to make a “Friendship Quilt”

For more information, call in to the Monday Project, St Mauritus House, Lewisham Park, SE13 6QX at around 1 PM any Monday or phone 020 8690 7869 to find out more.

Any Member of LPF with the skill or enthusiasm is invited to come together to make the Friendship Quilt. Many different hands will contribute to the finished piece that can be used for publicity, display or even fundraising (get friends or family to sponsor a panel).

Those engaged in the task can come along to sew in the socail setting of the Monday Project or work in their own homes.