Monthly Archives: June 2020

Building inclusive communities

2020-06-16T09:54:29+01:00

As the first trustees of NASP, we launched our first strategy just three months ago, with the following opening line: “We want people to be able to live the best life they can. A life that is defined by them. Not one that is limited by the place in which they live, who they are, or the resources available to them.” Social prescribing presents a major opportunity to break down barriers and enable people to talk about and connect to what matters to them.  It cuts through institutional hierarchy and connects people at a human level to community support, with the [...]

Building inclusive communities2020-06-16T09:54:29+01:00

The real value of care: a reflection for Carers’ Week 2020

2020-06-08T17:02:38+01:00

Bev Taylor, from NHS England’s Personalised Care team, has played a major role in gaining mainstream support for social prescribing across the NHS in England. Here she reflects on what she learnt from the unsung heroes in her life, who taught her what caring really means. When I started working on social prescribing at NHS England, nearly five years ago, I’d just lost my dad and my mum-in-law, on the same weekend, to cancer. They died within 30 hours of each other, which was awful, but at least meant we were dealing with everything efficiently, in one go! My [...]

The real value of care: a reflection for Carers’ Week 20202020-06-08T17:02:38+01:00