Webinar: Social Prescribing

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25th May 2022



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This is a great opportunity to find out more about social prescribing within local areas and communities. How Social Prescribing has grown and developed over the last decade making connections to support health and wellbeing for local people; plus how this model can broaden reach to better support patients in hospital discharge pathways.

Our guest Speaker Nia Wildblood, Operations Manager for Social Prescribing Service for Together Co in Brighton and Hove describes how their Social Prescribing service was formed and evolved into the current service and their future ambitions.

To view the webinar please see the recording below. PDF's of the presentation documents are also available to download.

What is Social Prescribing?

  • Government’s Strategy to End Loneliness ( 2019) and the NHS Long Term Plan (NHS England, 2019) emphasises the importance of developing a network of social prescribing services to combat loneliness and isolation
  • Definition - Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other health and care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services NOTE – new approaches include self referrals and emerging referral routes not exclusive to primary care
  • Person Centred Approach - people have choice and control over the way their care is planned and delivered, based on ‘what matters to you’
  • Identify the wider issues that impact on a person’s health and wellbeing, such as debt, poor housing, being unemployed, loneliness and caring responsibilities
  • Helps people to become more confident, connected and in control of their lives and this in turn helps them to be well
  • Connections to local community based support opportunities and range of activities with focus on social connectedness