Monthly Archives: November 2020

Join our team – development opportunities with the National Academy for Social Prescribing

2020-11-26T15:41:23+00:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking applicants for two new exciting development opportunities within our team: a Learning Development Leader to work with us to help our regional partners create Learning Together action learning support for local community and faith groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, as part of the newly established Thriving Communities programme a Social Media and Events Lead to develop and execute our social media and events strategies to generate awareness, engage with, and create brand recognition of social prescribing. Apply by 12pm (midday) 14 December 2020.  Interviews will be held the week of 4 January 2021. Do [...]

Join our team – development opportunities with the National Academy for Social Prescribing2020-11-26T15:41:23+00:00

Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribing

2020-11-27T10:59:33+00:00

Physical activity is set to play a greater role in helping people look after their health and wellbeing following the announcement of a partnership between ukactive, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing to highlight the role of fitness within social prescribing. A new scheme aims to support people to better manage their health and wellbeing by connecting up social prescribing and fitness and leisure activities in local communities. ukactive, NHSE/I, Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing will work together to identify an initial pledge of 500,000 hours of activity in [...]

Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribing2020-11-27T10:59:33+00:00

The value of co-production: how Social Prescribing Link Workers helped us develop the Mental Health and Money Toolkit

2020-11-17T15:50:11+00:00

The Mental Health and Money Advice service – run by Mental Health UK – was commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to produce and disseminate a resource for people experiencing financial and mental health difficulties. We identified that the key to this project’s success would be in gathering insights from people with lived experience of financial and mental health difficulties as well as the healthcare professionals who support them, and so it was very quickly decided that a co-production approach would be the most appropriate. The Care Act defines co-production as: “Co-production is when you as an individual influence [...]

The value of co-production: how Social Prescribing Link Workers helped us develop the Mental Health and Money Toolkit2020-11-17T15:50:11+00:00

Health and Wellbeing and the Natural Environment

2020-11-17T15:51:27+00:00

A breath of fresh air – why is it good for us? COVID19 has made many people re-evaluate what is important to them. Being in lockdown cooped up inside for 23 hours a day certainly made me appreciate how much I needed to be outdoors to lift my spirits and keep me fit.  Many of you feel the same way and connecting with nature has seen a resurgence in popularity as people recognise how it helps them. And it is not just a feeling, the evidence points to multiple physical, mental and social benefits of engaging with nature. [...]

Health and Wellbeing and the Natural Environment2020-11-17T15:51:27+00:00

Countrymen UK: Challenges and responses to COVID-19

2020-11-17T15:52:21+00:00

Earlier in 2020, it wasn’t only the COVID19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown that came as shocks. It was also the speed at which it all seemed to arrive, almost unannounced. Due to this, there wasn’t a great deal of practical support for care providers in the voluntary and small charity sectors. Countrymen UK knew it had to do something quickly and effectively to avoid long-term damage to the services we had developed over many years. Before COVID19 Countrymen UK was established in 2011 as an alternative to traditional, indoor day care provision. It was aimed at men who [...]

Countrymen UK: Challenges and responses to COVID-192020-11-17T15:52:21+00:00

Tileyard Impact: Bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers

2020-11-17T15:52:52+00:00

Tileyard Impact is the work experience programme from the Tileyard studios, taking young people from local estates, schools and colleges and introducing them to real work creative industry projects This increases their experience and networks while introducing them to the creative environment. Wizdom is Managing Director of Tileyard Impact which is bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers. Wizdom was an artist for 17 years and then moved into Youth Work, running the Arts for London Charity XLP. After being involved in the setting up of ELAM School and the Big Music Project Wizdom returned to [...]

Tileyard Impact: Bridging the gap between creative education and creative careers2020-11-17T15:52:52+00:00

New programme helps community groups to support people through COVID19

2020-11-16T09:21:06+00:00

A new national programme, launched today, seeks to champion and support the vital work of voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups supporting communities most impacted by COVID19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers. Local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups and organisations are providing critical support to communities impacted by COVID19, connecting people to social prescribing activities that help with their physical and mental wellbeing, such as virtual singing and befriending groups. Furthermore, throughout the pandemic, groups and organisations have rapidly responded, and continue to respond to, the needs of their community in different ways, moving [...]

New programme helps community groups to support people through COVID192020-11-16T09:21:06+00:00
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