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

Countrymen UK: Challenges and responses to COVID-19

2021-06-08T09:00:56+01:00

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-192021-06-08T09:00:56+01:00
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