Lambeth launches support for those affected by sickle cell disease

20 December 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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As part of Lambeth’s £10 million Cost of Living support package, the council are launching practical support for those who are affected by sickle cell disease 

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Lambeth launches support for those affected by sickle cell disease

This winter, Lambeth Council is offering residents with sickle cell disease further, non-clinical support to help them avoid crisis and improve their health and wellbeing.  The support provided will be designed alongside residents and may include receiving energy efficiency measures, advice to maximise incomes or financial support to help with energy bills and other associated costs.  

The Council is urging people to check their eligibility on the website. If eligible they can register their interest by filling in an online form.    

Cllr David Amos, Cabinet Member for Finance and the Cost of Living said: “We are trying to offer a variety of support to those in Lambeth who truly need it, particularly with energy bills rising in the winter months, despite the government expecting us to do more with less 

“As a result of the disease residents with sickle cell can be severely impacted by cold homes, as exposure to the cold increases the chances of a sickle cell crisis and hospital admission. Sickle cell disease is most prevalent amongst our black populations, who are also disproportionately impacted by increases in the cost of living.  This support will build eligible residents’ financial resilience and improve their health and wellbeing.” 

The funding for this project was received by The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHLUC’s) UK Social Prosperity Fund.