Reflecting on 2020 – and the need to connect people

2020-12-24T09:57:18+00:00

As the end of the year beckons, our Chair, Helen Stokes-Lampard and Chief Executive, James Sanderson, reflect on our first full year as an organisation, and look ahead to what the next year ahead holds for social prescribing, both in England and across the globe. 2020 has certainly been a difficult year for us all, but it has also been one in which the benefits of social prescribing have been resolutely evident. At the heart of our strategy ‘a social revolution in wellbeing’, launched in the spring, lay a sincere belief that connecting people to the arts, physical activity, nature, and [...]

Reflecting on 2020 – and the need to connect people2020-12-24T09:57:18+00:00

Integrated Plus: how the relationship between social prescribing, the voluntary sector and general practice is helping people in Dudley

2021-06-08T09:00:18+01:00

Aiesha Turner is a locality link officer for Integrated Plus in Dudley and Netherton. Here she talks about the benefits of Primary Care Networks having social prescribing link workers based in the voluntary sector, and the impact they have been making during the coronavirus pandemic. Integrated Plus has been working with GP surgeries across Dudley for around six years. We have well established relationships with each surgery in our localities and with our CCG and local authority services. We are in the fortunate position of being employed by Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (DCVS), which means that we [...]

Integrated Plus: how the relationship between social prescribing, the voluntary sector and general practice is helping people in Dudley2021-06-08T09:00:18+01:00

Isolation Blanket Provides a Lifeline During Lockdown

2021-06-01T12:23:28+01:00

When we are born, we are wrapped in a blanket. When we die, we are covered with a blanket. Traditionally a large wool covering for warmth on a bed, the blanket has a meaning that is so much more. As a child, a blanket is often used in times of comfort when they are poorly or upset. It is used for soothing, calming and as a kindness gesture, and can often become a favourite possession that a child is both physically and emotionally attached to. ASCEND is an award-winning community charity based in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire. We support [...]

Isolation Blanket Provides a Lifeline During Lockdown2021-06-01T12:23:28+01:00
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