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Evidence Financial, social and legal social prescribing

March 2022

This briefing helps set out what the evidence currently tells us social, welfare, legal and financial issues that affect health and
wellbeing and the role of social prescribing. It summarises the key findings from a rapid evidence review, commissioned by NHSE, and delivered by NASP’s academic collaborative.

  • A key part of social prescribing is to help people deal with practical issues that affect their health and wellbeing
  • Supporting people with financial, social welfare and legal advice can have a positive impact on financial circumstances and on mental health


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