Category Archives: Health

Council offers help to keep your new year resolutions going

Feeling less resolute about those New Year resolutions? The council may be able to help, as RORY KELLY reports Croydon Council is offering health advice through apps, videos, podcasts and health plans from Croydon Live Well advisers and posted to … Continue reading

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Scandal of council’s use of ‘irrational’ medical assessments

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, discovers how the council has been spending tens of thousands of pounds on discredited remote medical assessments to avoid providing housing for the homeless Croydon’s Labour-run council has spent £53,165 in the past four … Continue reading

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What the election means for Croydon, Westfield and St Helier

After a long and sleepless night, our political editor WALTER CONXITE sifts through the wreckage of the General Election, and what it might mean for Croydon, and Sutton The fourth General Election since 2010 is significant because it is the … Continue reading

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Philp in car-crash TV interview over cancer waiting times

This morning’s General Election headlines were all about Bullshit Boris Johnson attempting to run a damage limitation operation after a series of political disasters yesterday. And then Tory Central Office decided to wheel out Chris Philp for a slot on … Continue reading

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SEND is ‘system in crisis’ according to Ombudsman report

Children with SEND – special educational needs and disabilities – are increasingly being failed by the system designed to support them. That’s according to no less an authority than the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. In its latest report … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Wellbeing, Mental Health Day, Oct 10

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Hospital staff bid to break fund-raising records for Macmillan

Staff at Mayday Hospital are bidding to beat their record-breaking best when they host a “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” for Macmillan Cancer Support this Friday. Last year, big-hearted borough residents donated £77,000 at Macmillan Coffee Mornings across Croydon. Macmillan Cancer … Continue reading

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