Health & Communities

Health

Good health means we can enjoy a fulfilling and happy life. City Hall has a role in ensuring that Londoners from all backgrounds are able to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The London Health Board, NHS and local councils are currently working to deliver the recommendations of the London Health Commission. They believe that the more involved Londoners are in decisions about health, the better health and healthcare will be.

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Health discussions

Healthy streets

Health

We want London’s streets to be “healthy streets”. But what does this mean to you – are there things that make you feel good or bad when out and about?

Are there things about London’s streets that encourage you to walk or cycle around? Or things that prevent you?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 23rd Feb 2017

NO SMOKING UNDER BUS SHELTERS

Health

The NO SMOKING SIGNS at all London Bus stops are too small and are way way above eye level. They should be brought down to eye level and made bigger. Smoking adds to the woes of Londoners using Buses while waiting under the Bus Shelters.

Posted by
Mamina
Community member
Last commented: 26th Feb 2017

Unhealthy Fast Food Shops

Health

If the Government really cares about its citizens then why do they allow for a large number of unhealthy fast food shops to open shop in one single high road.

Posted by
COSMA
Community member
Last commented: 25th Feb 2017

Front Gardens are for flowers not for dumping rubbish

Health

What happen to lets keep Britain Tidy?

The Council should be allowed to fine Landlords who allow the grounds of their front gardens to be filled with various rubbish which includes food waste.

Posted by
COSMA
Community member
Last commented: 24th Feb 2017

Mental Health in London

Health
According to the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey of 2007,15.8% of Londoners experience common mental disorders such as depression, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Talk London
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Last commented: 18th Feb 2017

Pollution

Health

So London has breached its pollution allotment for 2017 in the first week, and this has been a consistent thing for nearly a decade now. What are we going to do about this?

Posted by
Jo McKillop
Community member
Last commented: 18th Feb 2017

Air Quality Warnings

Health
Earlier this month poor air quality led to older people , those with asthma and those with lung or heart disease being warned against exercising outside.
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Talk London
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Last commented: 17th Feb 2017

helping out in your community

Health

we need to encourage more people to get out and about and get involved with nature do people know that there are 13,000 different species recorded in London we start from school age and work up there are things that are out there that schools can do and encourage kids to get involved to think som

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Anonymous
Last commented: 14th Feb 2017

Failure of Medical Treatment and White Zone Housing for Electro-Sensitives.

Health

It is estimated that between 2 and 3% of the population have electro-sensitivity and 1% of the population are now considered to be SERIOUSLY ILL due to the condition. The European Parliament has recognised real physical electro-sensitivity as a physiological disability.

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Fried Sheep
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Last commented: 9th Feb 2017

Parks and recreation

Health

Do you have easy access to green spaces for exercise in your local area?

How far do you have to travel to use them?

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Talk London
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Last commented: 8th Feb 2017

Smoke free London?

Health

The London Health Commission recommended that major public places such as Trafalgar Square and parks in the capital become smoke free, both to reduce smoking and to reduce role modelling effects on children and young people.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 25th Jan 2017

Last inner London disability gym closing down.

Health

I am running the campaign to save Ability Bow, the last inner London disability gym.
Their long term rehabilitation service is already closed, it is located in Tower Hamlets.

Posted by
Ramm
Community member
Last commented: 23rd Jan 2017

increase fines to vehicles that run engines while on stand

Health

I frequently come across people in vehicles
having their engines on while on stand.
These can be private vehicles, and more often than not,
trade vans with drivers that have their engines on for no
particular reason.

Posted by
Staikopoulou
Community member
Last commented: 19th Dec 2016

Ban fireworks for public uses

Health

I believe fireworks shouldn't be sold to the public only .for displays
Due to how they are used when they in the wrong hands throwing them at the public in the street kids been hurt along with animals and laps been scared with them plus they cost to much

Posted by
Julia1656
Community member
Last commented: 13th Dec 2016

Expand the Congestion Charge to get people excercising

Health

Increasing the Congestion Charge cost would get people out of their cars, and onto bikes and public transport.

Business users like van drivers should be exempt though, as they have to drive.

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Simon London
Community member
Last commented: 6th Dec 2016

Prevention not cure must take centre stage

Health

The NHS was created in 1948 with the purpose to create "comprehensive health and rehabilitiation service for the prevention and cure of disease", we have lost our way.

Posted by
Martimus
Community member
Last commented: 22nd Nov 2016

Shift work and irregular hours

Health

Increasing numbers of Londoners work outside daytime working hours, either on shifts or at night. Employers in the capital also use other schedules for workers.

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Talk London
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Last commented: 17th Nov 2016

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