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
Once again we invite all members of Lewisham Pensioners Forum and their friends to a packed programme.
shine a light on it, stomp it out and change things for the better
The day will also include additional Speakers, information stalls, workshops, pampering sessions, that will prove to be enjoyable, fun, uplifting, and empowering.
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|
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
Wednesday 3rd October 1pm to 4pm (doors open 12noon)
in the Broadway Theatre, Catford, SE6 4RU
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.
(Cheaper and means you will be in the faster moving queue when the doors open—just showing your ticket as you enter.)
The Home Office have arranged a meeting for those who need help or are concerned with their citizenship status.17th September, 2018 4pm to 7pm
This is for those who need help, not for those who feel a need to protest. Please tell your friends if you feel they may be affected. The 2 relevant arrival dates are pre 1988 and 1973.
All members are invited to attend a monthly workshop aimed at helping members create a budget to manage limited income and rising expenses.
Last month saw the first budgeting workshop / roundtable chat. Members found it helpful to share ideas on creating a budget to manage expenses at a time when income, benefits and allowances are becoming stretched.
These sessions are aimed at everyone. Those who manage their budgets ‘just fine’ are welcome to come and share their insights with those who find funds never stretch as far as needed.
These budget workshops are planned for the 2nd Monday of every month. The next workshops will be the 10th of September and 8th October.
This just in this, with a time frame through to 6th September when the consultation closes. Public consultation on the proposed charges. (I think it will take that long to understand what it’s actually about!)
Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation Regulation 15 Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended)
The London Borough of Lewisham is consulting on a Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (‘PDCS’) for a 6 week period from the 26th July 2018 to the 6th September 2018.
The PDCS represents the first stage of public consultation on the proposed charges, which, if adopted, will replace the Council’s current charging schedule and apply borough wide. As well as inviting comments on the PDCS, views and responses are also invited on the relevant evidence base and supporting documents, which include a Viability Review Report, the Infrastructure Delivery Scheme (IDS) and Affordable Housing and Planning Obligations Report.
The documents are available online via the Council’s consultation portal or alternatively at the Main Reception, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, Catford and all Lewisham Libraries – full details of library locations and opening times are available at
Representations can be made by email to CIL@lewisham.gov.uk (with ‘CIL PDCS’ in the subject title), by post at the address above, or online via the Council’s consultation portal
Only representations made in writing (including electronically) which are received by 5pm Thursday 6th September 2018 will be considered.
Please note that all responses will be made available for public inspection.
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me.
Strategic Planning Manager
Resources and Regeneration Directorate
LBL consultation on Highways Planning:
Lewisham Council is looking at ways to make Lewisham’s streets healthier! We want to encourage more people to walk, cycle or take public transport, which will help improve air quality and safety, and reduce congestion. As a resident or someone who works or studies in the borough, we would like you to tell us where we can make improvements that will help to create streets that everyone enjoys using.
Follow and share the link below to access an interactive map, which will enable you to share your views with the Council’s transport policy team, and help make our streets healthier.
Your ideas will be used to help formulate the borough’s next Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan. You can find out more about this by clicking on the ‘learn more about the project’ tab on the consultation page.
Initial closing dates for comments is 13th August 2018.
Please note that this map is not monitored daily and is not intended for reporting reactive works or dangerous road conditions, please report these via the ‘report it’ tab on the councils main website or phone the main switch board.
Improving local air quality by reducing emissions from road traffic is a priority for Lewisham. Providing an accessible network of electric vehicle charging points will play a vital role in facilitating the uptake of electric vehicles.
Lewisham has drafted its first Low Emissions Vehicle Strategy detailing how we intend to promote low emission vehicle use and implement the supporting infrastructure required to charge these vehicles. The overall vision for the strategy is:
To ensure that all of Lewisham’s residents, businesses and visitors are within 500m of a charging point by 2020, with a range of options available that remain fit for purpose and encourage further uptake of low emission vehicles.
The consultation runs until 13 August and is open to all:
Feedback to this consultation will enable the borough to ensure we are directing our time and resources in the right direction.
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.
10 AM (meeting starts at 10:30 AM), Wednesday 21 March 2018
Council Chamber, Civic Suite, Catford, SE6 4RU
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.