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Evidence Who is and isn’t being referred to social prescribing?

March 2022

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) commissioned its Academic Partners to review and summarise the evidence on who is and isn’t being referred to social prescribing. 

  • Social prescribing in England is an all-age offer, with Link Workers engaging with individuals across all age groups. However, only a small proportion of the studies reported working with children and young people under the age of 16
  • There are some other demographic differences, for example there appears to be a gender divide, with the literature reflecting the fact that nearly twice as many women than men are accessing social prescribing


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