37 social prescribing projects announced to help communities thrive across England, thanks to £1.8 million fund

2021-03-18T15:54:10+00:00

£1.8 million to fund 37 local projects through the Thriving Communities Programme has been announced today Projects will tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and help communities recover from COVID-19 It will help support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) and Arts Council England, Historic England and Natural England, NHS England and Improvement, Sport England, the Money and Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together, as part of the Thriving Communities Programme, will fund 37 community projects up to £50,000 each to further advance social prescribing and support communities as they recover from [...]

37 social prescribing projects announced to help communities thrive across England, thanks to £1.8 million fund2021-03-18T15:54:10+00:00

Celebrating Social Prescribing Day – 18 March 2021

2021-03-12T16:41:39+00:00

  Taking place on Thursday 18 March 2021, this year's Social Prescribing Day will celebrate the thousands of people and projects helping to maintain the health of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. There's lots of ways to get involved in Social Prescribing Day: Share your story Whether you've set up a project or if you know someone who's benefitted from a face to face or online social prescribing iniative during the pandemic, share your story and let us know how social prescribing has help us stay connected, healthy and engaged Make it social Use #SocialPrescribingDay to share your message on [...]

Celebrating Social Prescribing Day – 18 March 20212021-03-12T16:41:39+00:00

New report reveals almost two thirds of professional orchestras are working in health, wellbeing and social care across the UK

2021-03-02T09:32:48+00:00

  Association of British Orchestras, City of London Sinfonia and Orchestras Live launch brand new report 'Orchestras in Healthcare  First comprehensive review reveals orchestras contribute more than £1.6m to the public health sector Almost two thirds of professional orchestras are working in health, wellbeing and social care across the UK Orchestras in Healthcare, a brand new report published today offers the first comprehensive picture of the creative and financial contribution made by professional orchestras to the health, wellbeing and social care sectors across the UK. Conceived by Sarah Derbyshire (Chief Executive, Orchestras Live), Fiona Harvey (Education and Youth Ensembles Consultant, Association [...]

New report reveals almost two thirds of professional orchestras are working in health, wellbeing and social care across the UK2021-03-02T09:32:48+00:00

“Delivering a social revolution in health and wellbeing”  – Global Social Prescribing Alliance

2021-02-25T14:43:30+00:00

"Delivering a social revolution in health and wellbeing" Global Social Prescribing Alliance (GSPA)  Thriving Together SDG3 Good Health & Wellbeing WHIS, UNGSII, NASP, WHO   A global health alliance dedicated to raising awareness of social prescribing by forming alliances, working with others and sharing innovative approaches to “enable thriving communities to deliver a social revolution in their health and wellbeing while generating value”. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has pushed the world’s health systems, health workforce (we face a 18m shortfall by 2030 BMJ), social and political systems to their limits, and sometimes beyond. It has also exposed underlying health inequality and [...]

“Delivering a social revolution in health and wellbeing”  – Global Social Prescribing Alliance2021-02-25T14:43:30+00:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking new Trustees

2021-03-29T10:32:21+01:00

We are looking for Trustees who will bring a wealth of skills and experiences to compliment the existing board. In particular we are looking for individuals who are able to bring knowledge in the following areas: A financial background to undertake a focused role as Treasurer Commercial experience Local government experience and links to public sector delivery Extensive charity and/or voluntary sector experience We are especially keen to welcome applications across a diverse set of backgrounds.  Read here for more information. Applications have now closed.

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking new Trustees2021-03-29T10:32:21+01:00

Link worker guides: musical social prescriptions

2021-02-18T09:37:12+00:00

Two new guides are leading the way in showing link workers how to use music as part of a social prescription when working with people living with dementia. Music for Dementia have produced a comprehensive Link Worker Guides, with our support. These guides explain how link workers can assess music needs and signpost people to music-based activities and services. While they are primarily written for link workers, they will also provide an insight into the subject for people who are assigned a link worker, as well as their carers and family members. The full-length guide includes a wealth of information, including: details of [...]

Link worker guides: musical social prescriptions2021-02-18T09:37:12+00:00

Harnessing scientific evidence to power the future of social prescribing  

2021-02-08T11:51:09+00:00

Leading researchers in the field of social prescribing are being brought together to ensure that evidence of the impact of social prescribing is accessible, useful and compelling, the National Academy for Social Prescribing has announced today. As outlined in the Academy’s Strategic Plan, A Social Revolution in Wellbeing, there is a large and growing evidence base supporting the benefits of social prescribing for people’s health and wellbeing, however it is not comprehensive nor always easy to access. This poses an obstacle to the future growth of social prescribing at a time when demand is growing, especially to support those most impacted by [...]

Harnessing scientific evidence to power the future of social prescribing  2021-02-08T11:51:09+00:00

Launching our newsletter, The Social Prescription

2021-02-04T10:52:44+00:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing has launched it's first newsletter, The Social Prescription,  our monthly round up of all things social prescribing. Read the newsletter online.  We want to hear from you! Suggest an article by emailing our team. Sign up to receive future newsletters, delivered straight to your inbox, at the bottom of this page!

Launching our newsletter, The Social Prescription2021-02-04T10:52:44+00:00

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

2021-04-27T17:36:33+01:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking: a Regional Lead for National Academy for Social Prescribing's (NASP) Thriving Communities Programme (East of England). The role will work with other partners, in each of the seven NHS Regions across England. Together, working to build and develop the programme that is helping to connect social prescribing link workers to the people most impacted by COVID and innovative local community support.  Suitable organisations are invited to submit a tender bid by 12:00pm Friday 21st May. a full time Project Manager for the Social Prescribing Innovations Programme. This is an exciting new opportunity for [...]

Join our team – opportunities with the National Academy for Social Prescribing2021-04-27T17:36:33+01:00

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
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