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21/08/2023 Social Prescribing Self-Assessment Development Guide

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP), National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and Spirit of 2012 have produced a new toolkit for Social Prescribing Link Worker host organisations, with a particular focus on hosting in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector. It aims to help Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and host organisations establish, develop and maintain a sustainable and effective social prescribing scheme in a local area. 

Access the toolkit

The toolkit is a practical day-to-day guide which includes a wealth of resources from official publications, existing tools, case studies and more on the topics of: 

  • Contracting arrangements
  • Recruitment, training and development
  • Management, supervision and peer support
  • Community engagement requirements 
  • Connections into the wider system
  • Funding and resourcing
  • Information management practices and systems

Hear from NAVCA on why this this toolkit was developed and how collaboration in social prescribing helps our communities. 

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  • Innovation in social prescribing

    Voluntary organisations exist to make a social impact. To help people live fuller, happier lives. Innovation is a way to support these organisations to overcome challenges, build capacity and improve the delivery of social prescribing.

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  • Local Communities

    Social prescribing creates healthier, happier, and better-connected communities. It can build a sense of belonging. And it can provide cost-effective support that really helps.

    But here at NASP, we understand the challenges faced by grassroots voluntary and community groups in delivering this vital work.

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