We are seeking a freelance partner or organisation to coordinate the work of academic partners to build the social prescribing evidence base and share good social prescribing practice across the social prescribing community over 10 days a month during the period of October 2020 and 31st March 2021. View here for more information and to view the key responsibilities required for this application. Email your applications to email@example.com by 5pm Wednesday 30th September 2020
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The National Academy for Social Prescribing is very pleased to announce its successful application to the Charity Commission, becoming the first charity dedicated to the development of social prescribing. Speaking at the meeting of the board of Trustees, Chair, Helen Stokes-Lampard commented: “Trustees and staff are delighted that NASP has now been registered as an independent charity, and we are committed to supporting social prescribing to thrive across the county, delivering a social revolution in wellbeing”. NASP recently received £5m of Government funding from the Department for Health and Social Care in order to deliver its agenda of: promoting social [...]
The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the COVID-19 pandemic. Social prescribing to help tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and recovery from COVID-19 £5 million funding to support local community partnerships, encourage innovation and improve evidence base for social prescribing Projects include football to support mental health, art for dementia, [...]
We are working with partners to develop new regional development programmes to help local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups provide innovative support for communities most impacted by COVID across England, including London, South East, South West, Midlands, East, Yorkshire & North East and the North West. This work will help social prescribing link workers to connect people most impacted by COVID to community support. Our partners include Natural England, Sport England, Money and Pensions Service, NHS England and Improvement, Arts Council England and NHS Charities Together, who will be working with NASP to form regional support teams, helping [...]
Sarah Derbyshire MBE from Orchestras Live; Fiona Harvey from Association of British Orchestras and Matthew Swann from City of London Sinfonia give and update on how the UK’s professional orchestras are playing an increasingly active role in this country’s health wellbeing and social care sectors. It might come as a surprise to learn that the UK’s professional orchestras are playing an increasingly active role in this country’s health, wellbeing and social care sectors. Whether in acute and chronic hospital care settings, mental health settings, social care and care homes or Primary Care Trusts, this area of work has grown hugely in recent years [...]
We are inviting academic partners to work with us to establish a social prescribing academic partners collaborative, map the existing social prescribing evidence base and curate on the NASP website, create easy evidence summaries, identify evidence gaps and work with partners to prioritise future research needs with research commissioners. The closing date for applications is Friday 21 August 2020. View our Academic Partners Collaborative Brief. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for partners to work with us to set up financial, payroll and IT systems. It is likely that NASP will create up to 20 staff/ secondee roles within the first year of operation. If you can offer all or any of these services, please submit an expression of interest to email@example.com by 5pm Friday 31 July. View our finance specification on our website. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a communications service to help support the exciting and extensive work that the National Academy of Social Prescribing has planned. The brief outlines the support that we are looking for to help us ‘make some noise’ about social prescribing and all that it has to offer. If you are similarly enthused and engaged by this challenge, we would love to hear from you. For more information email the email@example.com by 5pm Monday 20th July.
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 [...]
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 [...]