Deborah Edwards is RTW Plus’ co-founder and nurse case manager whose aims are to provide support and guidance in the use and development of rehabilitation services. Dr Devdeep Ahuja, also co-founder, is RTW Plus clinical director whose background is in physiotherapy, complex trauma, amputations and chronic pain, case management and clinical leadership.
Both have a wealth of experience in the biopsychosocial approach to pain management and virtual rehabilitation and together they developed Living Well with Pain, which is designed to teach strategies to help people in pain understand that they can live better lives by following simple techniques.
Black Thrive Lambeth
Black Thrive Lambeth was established in 2016 to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people in Lambeth. We are a partnership between communities, statutory organisations, voluntary groups and the private sector. We work collaboratively to reduce the inequalities that lead to poorer socioeconomic outcomes for Black communities in the borough and initiate the systems change required to see Black residents thrive.
Impact for Urban Health
Impact for Urban Health is a division of the Guys and St Thomas Charity to reshape urban areas so that they are healthier places for everyone to live. For the past years, GSTT have been part of increasingly active discussions amongst major cities, NGOs, philanthropies, academics, national governments and businesses about the need for concrete solutions. These have shown huge potential to learn from place to place; the importance of a much wider conception of what drives our health; and the need to centre the voice of urban communities in our response.
By 2050, close to 7 billion people are projected to live in urban areas. Even in wealthy countries like the UK, urban health inequalities are increasing. These next 30 years need a huge acceleration in new actors, ideas and angles to meet this challenge. Impact for Urban Health aim to address these in Lambeth and Southwark.