As a Trust we work hard to improve healthcare and services every day, but there is even more we can do to support our communities to be healthier, happier and greener.
The Anchor Programme is about large organisations investing back into their communities and is a concept fully supported and endorsed by NHS England and the Health Foundation. As one of the largest employers in the south west London, developing our role as an anchor institution will enable us to understand better how our Trust can be a force for good by using our assets and influence to bring about change.
We have already begun working with health and care partners, local councils and the voluntary sector, to explore how we can reduce our environmental impact and create exciting and innovative employment, volunteering, internship and network opportunities for those we serve.
Our Better Communities Programme has provided us with the impetus to accelerate a number of priorities including:
- Building hundreds of new homes
- Creating a 32 acre park
- Working with new residents to create a mental health aware community through programmes like or Mental Health First Aid community programme
- Through our Springfield Park social value initiative have the ability to create skills escalation through grounds maintenance, event planning, catering in the café and much more.
We are committed to developing our influence as an anchor institution.