In the Press

From time to time Living Well and the services we provide are covered in the media. Click this section for links to press articles about us.

Transition Institute supports managers spinning out public services

The Guardian, 4 May 2011
In his Public Manager column in the Guardian on 4 May, Craig Dearden-Phillips investigates what it is like to lead a service out of the public sector… find out more »

Social enterprise: Four that rose to the challenge of freedom

Third Sector, 1 February 2011
The government wants more public service providers to become independent of government. David Ainsworth talks to four organisations that have crossed the divide… find out more »

Social enterprise: an interview with James Miller and Dan Gregory

Local Government Improvement and Development, 21 December 2010
In this video interview, conducted in October 2010, James Miller, Managing Director of Living Well, and Dan Gregory, Investment Executive at Local Partnerships, explain why and how Living Well was established as a social enterprise.

NHS launches hotline for children as young as 13 to text their questions about sex

Daily Mail, 10 December 2010
Children as young as 13 are able to contact the ‘txtm8’ service to received advice about sex and relationships. The NHS has launched a hotline for children as young as 13 to text their questions about sex. Teenagers are told they can contact the ‘txtm8’ service to receive free confidential advice about ‘any sexual matter’ – and receive a reply within 30 minutes… find out more »

Textmate

Public Service Review: Health and Social Care, Issue 23, 2 July 2010
Teenage Pregnancy Coordinator Beth Kelly speaks to Editor Caroline Pennington about how NHS Wandsworth is reaching out to young people through a sexual health text messaging service… find out more »

NHS Wandsworth launches ‘sex text’ initiative to curb teen pregnancy

Your Local Guardian, 17 November 2009
Teenagers are being encouraged to text NHS Wandsworth for sex advice in a desperate bid to stop the rise in young mums… find out more »

Living Well Goes Global

Positive Nation, Issue 121, 2006
A self-management programme set up to improve the lives of HIV positive Londoners is now making waves in Africa… find out more »