At Leander we are committed to helping ALL of our patients', regardless of age; gender; nationality; culture and sexuality, to becoming fitter, healthier & happier people, and to feel supported with any needs they may have.
We will use this page to provide regular information about courses, schemes and other opportunities available to our patients', either at the surgery or in the wider Croydon Community.
We will provide flyers and information where possible, and/or website links and email addresses if we can.
We also have a Care Navigator, Paula Smith, and a Social Prescriber, Lorraine Podiephatshwa, who are both able to help patients' with health and social issues and direct them onto other appropriate services.
Please take a look at the exciting health and social wellbeing events taking place near you:
Walking is Healthy | Talking is Healthy
Mind over miles
Join us for 30 minutes every day
Discuss | Discover | De-stress
Time: Every Tuesday at 10.30am
Meet: Leander Family Practice
949 London Road, Thornton Heath CR7 6JE
Shopping bus for older people (60+) Living in Thornton Heath
Starting on Monday 11th March 2019
This is a door to door service to Sainbury's in Purley Way
For £3 you will get:
- Travel to Sainsbury's and back
- Shopping with the help of a volunteer
- Chatting over tea/coffee
- Learning about local services
To book a place please contact
Tel: 020 8684 3719
Limited Spaces it is Essential to Book
This Mum Runs - a new, weekly beginners running session for women that want to get fitter
Your time. Your space. Your pace. Run with us for free.
Wednesdays @ 7.30pm - 30 min run
Streatham-Croydon Rugby Football Club
159 Brigstock Road CR7 7JP
(Frant Road Entrance)
Join our growing FB Community: This Mum Runs Croydon
Become a run angel
Run angels are volunteers who lead friendly, chatty paced, social runs for local mums. Interested?
To find out more visit www.thismumruns.co.uk
Swimming opportunity in Croydon
Starting January 2019 from Tuesday the 29th and Thursday 31st.
Swimming at Nuffield Croydon Central
- Aged 50+? Want to swim and improve your fitness?
- Do you have mobility issues or are disabled?
- Would you benefit from hydro therapy in a safe and secure environment?
Ask your GP to sign you up to our FREE 12 week Swimming Programme:
Swim Fit or Swim Aqua + a FREE Health MOT (appointment only)
Tuesdays 9.30am - 11.30am (SWIM FIT)
Thursdays 9.30am - 11.30am (SWIM AQUA)
Contact us to book your place. Spaces are limited.
Ask your GP or Nurse to refer you to the new Healthwise Physical Activity Scheme (previously called the Exercise Referral Scheme):
Healthwise Croydon Information Leaflet (PDF, 173KB)
Are you interested in art and being creative?:
Art for well-being (PDF, 389KB)
Join the weekly Leander walk & talk group, meeting every Tuesday lunchtime from 1.30pm:
Walk and Talk
Contact Paula - 0203 457 8724
Launching on 5th September 11am to 12pm. Meeting at Leander Family Practice at 10.50am.
Led by Leander Family Practice
- explore your local area
- visit the local allotment
- free advice on growing your own herbs and vegetables
- meet new people and make friends
Do you prefer an exercise class?:
Bump Dance Fitness
Fat burn, stretch and tone
Launching Saturday 8th September 2018 12.00pm to 1.00pm
Croydon Inspired (Life Tabernacle), Lower Hall, 1 Campbell Road, Croydon CR0 2SQ
- A great free opportunity to improve your health, wellbeing and social network.
- A local informal venue and access to other projects and services.
- A class for all people with different fitness levels.
Contact Daisy 07534 904618
Free weekly girls' youth club:
Free weekly Girls Youth Club
Launching 16th August 1.00pm to 3.00pm
4.30pm to 6.30pm during school term
Arts and crafts . Dance and fitness . Games
Confidence and resilience workshops
Chill room . Healthy relationships advice
Free counselling (if requested)
Cassandra Learning Centre, 1433a London Road, Norbury, London SW16 4AW
For more information please contact:
Daisy Lennon . 07534 904618
Cassandra Learning Centre (Jennifer) . 020 3601 7475 / 07852 525468
The centre can be found above Lloyd's Bank on the corner of Stanford Road.
British Red Cross Wheelchair, Mobility & Toileting Aids for hire:
British Red Cross
Need to hire a wheelchair, mobility or toileting aid?
We can help
We hire our wheelchairs for £15 a week and other wheelchair/toileting aids for £5 a week or less.
Assistance to cover the cost of hire may be available, depending on your circumstances.
Call: 0300 456 1914 or 0300 456 1914
Visit: British Red Cross, Mobile Spoke at Sainsbury's Car Park, Trafalgar Way, Croydon CR0 4XT
Go online at redcross.org.uk/wheelchair
The power of kindness
Job Centre Plus support for patients' with disabilities/health conditions
Job Centre Plus Support Leaflet (PDF, 115KB)