Together Better

Our Together Better service empowers volunteers to run free activities at GP surgeries, supporting the NHS and helping people to connect and stay active.

Many of us struggle with social isolation and poor mental health, and don’t just need medical services. We need social contact. This includes 7% of patients who use 30-40% of a surgery’s appointments.

About the Service

From November 2023 to January 2024, Hackney patients spent over 6,000 hours in Together Better activities, building stronger connections, improving skills, boosting mental and physical health, and relieving pressures on the NHS. Our activities happen weekly in GP surgeries across Hackney and the City, offering art sessions, fitness groups, coffee mornings, and yoga sessions for all registered patients.

Find activities near you

To join free Together Better activities near you, follow the steps below.

1. Select your GP

Find out which GP surgery near you is running Together Better activities – click on the GP practice you’re registered at, and scroll down to find your local contact.

Allerton Road Medical Centre
Athena Medical Centre
Barretts Grove Surgery
Barton House Health Centre
Beechwood Medical Centre
Brooke Road Surgery
Cedar Practice
Clapton Surgery
Cranwich Road
Dalston Practice
De Beauvoir Surgery
Elm Practice
Elsdale Street Surgery
Healy Medical Centre
Heron Practice/ John Scott Health Centre
Kingsmead Healthcare
Latimer Health Centre
Lea Surgery
London Fields Medical Centre
Lower Clapton Group Practice
Queensbridge Group Practice
Richmond Road Medical Centre
Rosewood Practice
Sandringham Practice
Shoreditch Park Surgery
Somerford Grove Practice
Spring Hill Practice
Statham Grove Surgery
The Gadhvi Practice
The Greenhouse Practice
The Hoxton Surgery
The Lawson Practice
The Neaman Practice
The Nightingale Practice
The Riverside Practice
The Tollgate Practice
Trowbridge Surgery
Well Street Surgery
Wick Road Health Centre
2. Contact your local Community Engagement Care Coordinator

Click on a member of our team below to get in touch. They will let you know what activities are running at your nearest Together Better centre, and will answer any questions you might have.

Together Better Centres will display here.

3. Get directions

If you want to find out how to get to your nearest Together Better centre, enter your postcode below and select your mode of transport.

Volunteering with Together Better has completely changed my life. It’s a dream come true for me being able to help my community.

Paul Fosu – Together Better Volunteer

Want To Know More?

If you’re not sure how to get started with finding your local surgery, want to work with us, or find out more information, we can help. Just get in touch with our team.

Claire Ferrigi

Together Better Programme Manager

Valentina Ines La Mela

Together Better Team Leader

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