What are the benefits?

We are a 'community benefit society' and our constitution focuses on providing benefit to the wider community. 

Lambeth has a population of 325,000 people, 14,000 of whom have more than one long term health condition, such as arthritis, heart disease or persistent pain. 

We are creating benefits to the local community by offering food growing to local people in their GP surgeries. In particular, we benefit the Lambeth inner city community by addressing an unmet need amongst the older patient population. We are building a 'Lambeth model' of a community-led health co-operative which is aligned with Lambeth's aspiration to be a co-opertative council and we work alongside other initiatives such as the Lambeth Food Partnership and Urban Growth and Progress. We are also leading the Health and Hunger work as part of the Feeding Lambeth initiative. 

The Lambeth GP Food Co-op enables people to meet other people with an interest in growing vegetables together. This not only helps combat social isolation, it also builds confidence. The joy of growing your own tomatoes, or courgette, not only develops confidence, it benefits the health of the individual.

The food that is grown is distributed and sold to NHS staff as well as to NHS hospital caterers. So the GP Food Co-op not only enables and empowers local people to learn new skills, to be confident and sociable, it also makes a valuable contribution to the local economy.

The Kings Fund have published a report outlining the evidence for the positive impact gardens and gardening, as well as access to green spaces, can have on people with recommendations for NHS organisations.

Dr David Wickstead, Corner Surgery, Coldharbour Lane

"I feel good as a doctor because it’s something other than medicine that I can prescribe, and I’ve only seen positive benefits in the people who come here.... One patient told me that her blood pressure was much more controlled since she’d been coming to the garden project. …I’ve actually seen less of them which surely must be a good sign."

 

Please donate

We need your money to help us to continue our work in 2018.

Please help us keep the Lambeth GP Food Co-op alive and thriving and enable us to build on the hard work, dedication and commitment of patients, volunteers, surgery staff and doctors and nurses.

You can donate with a card or Paypal. All donations large or small will be gratefully accepted.

Thank you

One off donation

Monthly donation

Every penny we receive will be spent on the work of the Lambeth GP Food Co-op, which is a non profit organisation.

  • Crown Dale Medical Centre

    Where?

    61 Crown Dale, Upper Norwood, SE19 3NY

    When?

    To be confirmed

    Who to contact:

    Dr Nico Scaravilli or Sheila Ryan, Practice Manager on 0208 761 6259

  • Norwood Road

    Where?

    115 Norwood Road, SE24 9AE

    When?

    To be confirmed

    Who to contact:

    gpfoodcoop@gmail.com 

  • Beckett House Surgery

    Where?

    Grantham Road, Stockwell, London SW9 9DL 

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Luz Franco or talk to the practice manager.

  • Corner Surgery

    Where?

    99 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9ES

    Garden at Jennie Lee House, King's College Hospital, de Crespigny Road, London SE5 8AD

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Carine Ndive on 0207 274 4507 or Dr David Wickstead

  • Clapham Park Group Practice

    Where?

    72 Clarence Avenue, Clapham, SW4 8JP

    When?

    To be confirmed

    Who to contact:

    Rebecca Macnair or talk to the Practice Manager

  • Gracefield Gardens/Streatham High Practice

    Where?

    2-8 Gracefield Gardens, SW16 2ST

    Inside main foyer

    When?

    Tuesdays 10am to 11am

    Who to contact:

    gpfoodcoop@gmail.com

  • Grantham Practice

    Where?

    Grantham Road, Stockwell, London SW9 9DL

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Dr Mohah Sharaf on 0207 733 6191

  • King's College Hospital

    Where?

    Jennie Lee Garden, De Crespigny Park Road, SE5 9RS

    When?

    Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

    Who to contact:

    Carine Ndive on 0207 274 4507 or gpfoodcoop@gmail.com

    Lambeth GP Food Co-op also holds monthly stall at King’s college hospital. For more detail, please click here. 

     

  • Lambeth Walk Group Practice

    Where?

    5 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6SP 

    When?

    Tuesdays 14.00am – 16.00pm

    Who to contact:

    Email Dr Rajiv Mitra at r.mitra@nhs.net 

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