We are an independent social purpose consultancy focused on preventing health harms through public health approaches. We focus on the prevention of avoidable, non-communicable diseases and their related social harms. Currently we focus mostly on alcohol related harm and how it can be prevented through Strategic approaches, Licensing, IBA (Identification and Brief Advice) and the innovative use of technology. We do this by providing expertise, experience, knowledge and innovative solutions.
We believe that targeted focus on three particular areas can improve prevention outcomes:
- Having the strategic frameworks for prevention;
- Addressing the causes at source; and,
- Intervening early, to prevent and reduce harm.
At Safe Sociable London Partnership we provide expert support to our local, regional, national and international clients to help them achieve their public health and prevention objectives by developing and providing innovative and effective approaches.
We are a social purpose consultancy, consisting of a team of experts with a variety of knowledge and experience in public health, strategy, and prevention. We have grown out of the very successful work undertaken for the London Health Improvement Board (LHIB) in 2012/13 and the Department of Health's Regional Alcohol and Tobacco Improvement Programmes of 2009/2012.
Our Vision, objectives and Principles
Social Vision: “Improving the health and wellbeing of the population by preventing and reducing avoidable non-communicable disease related harm”.
Objective: to provide innovative improvement and support to organisations planning, commissioning and delivering harm prevention programmes and interventions, with specific reference to preventable, non-communicable disease.
Principles by which SSLP operates:
1. Prevention: a focus on preventing harm to health and wellbeing amongst the population.
2. Multi-sectoral and partnership approaches: working with a broad range of partners who share our principles.
3. Evidence based: using the evidence base to inform and drive our work, and to not support or deliver interventions where the evidence base is against them.
4. Innovation: aiming to apply the latest best-practice and research in innovative ways, looking for the gaps and current barriers, to make a break through.
5. Reducing inequalities: keeping in mind at all times the importance for interventions and innovation to reduce inequalities or worsening existing inequalities.
6. Population approach: using a population health approach, focusing on the whole not the parts.
7. Independence: we will provide our clients with independent, evidence based advice and support in a socially responsible manner.