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The National Academy for Social Prescribing receives registered charity status

2020-09-09T11:29:25+01:00

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 receives registered charity status2020-09-09T11:29:25+01:00

£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impact of COVID-19

2020-08-20T11:39:10+01:00

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, [...]

£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impact of COVID-192020-08-20T11:39:10+01:00

National Academy for Social Prescribing – Invitation to Tender for Regional Coordination

2020-08-20T11:32:43+01:00

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 [...]

National Academy for Social Prescribing – Invitation to Tender for Regional Coordination2020-08-20T11:32:43+01:00

Academic Partners Collaborative

2020-07-27T15:45:55+01:00

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 enquiries@socialprescribingacademy.org.uk

Academic Partners Collaborative2020-07-27T15:45:55+01:00

Finance Specification

2020-07-23T09:39:13+01:00

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 enquiries@socialprescribingacademy.org.uk by 5pm Friday 31 July. View our finance specification on our website. If you have any questions please email enquiries@socialprescribingacademy.org.uk

Finance Specification2020-07-23T09:39:13+01:00

Communications Specification

2020-07-01T15:44:54+01:00

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 enquiries@socialprescribingacademy.org.uk by 5pm Monday 20th July.

Communications Specification2020-07-01T15:44:54+01:00

Southbank Centre – Art by Post

2020-05-14T16:13:34+01:00

This month Southbank Centre launches Art by Post, a unique scheme which aims to reach people who are isolated and unable to access the internet by delivering free booklets of creative activities through the letterbox. The poetry and art activity booklets are designed for people living with dementia and long term health conditions, and are designed to keep participants’ minds active, help them feel connected to others and improve their mental health and wellbeing. Family members, friends and carers are encourages to take part as well, to support their participation and to create opportunities for connection and shared experiences at [...]

Southbank Centre – Art by Post2020-05-14T16:13:34+01:00

National Emergencies Trusts provides £5 million funding to local groups responding to COVID 19.

2020-04-17T11:19:54+01:00

The National Emergencies Trust has announced £5m of funding will be distributed to front line charities today helping those most impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, thanks to the generosity of the UK public, major charitable trusts and corporate donations. So far, around half of the £16m total pledged to the Coronavirus Appeal has been given out and will be distributed through the UK Community Foundations to 45 local community foundations across the country. Further distributions will be made in the coming weeks. Local groups already benefitting from the appeal include Horncastle Food Bank in Lincolnshire which has seen a 300% [...]

National Emergencies Trusts provides £5 million funding to local groups responding to COVID 19.2020-04-17T11:19:54+01:00

Helpful new COVID 19 resource – Personalised Wellbeing Plan template

2020-04-16T09:07:03+01:00

We’re keen to support people through COVID 19, particularly where people are self-isolating or shielding and need support to stay safe at home. We’ve worked with partners to provide a Personalised Wellbeing Plan template, which can be used by anyone who is self-isolating, family, friends, healthcare professionals and carers to summarise a person’s personal circumstances, and the things that matter most to them at this time. Personalised wellbeing plan Guidance - Personal Wellbeing Plan We want to reduce the number of times people need to tell or repeat their story to someone new. It is a helpful way of having [...]

Helpful new COVID 19 resource – Personalised Wellbeing Plan template2020-04-16T09:07:03+01:00

Coronavirus

2020-03-20T15:50:42+00:00

The facts                                   We want to support people who are working in communities to reduce the impact of Coronavirus and its effect on daily life.  The starting point is to make sure that we all have correct and current information. The links below are regularly updated: The UK Government’s coronavirus information For individuals, you can find medical guidance on coronavirus on the NHS website. For clinicians, the NHS England and Improvement website contains regularly updated guidance. Sharing ideas for virtual communities We want to help people carry on living the best life they can at the same time that they are staying safe [...]

Coronavirus2020-03-20T15:50:42+00:00
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