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Pilot programme in Southwark & Merton shows significant need for cross-sector working to support social prescribing

16 June 2021|Arts, Ideas Hub, London|

Carly Annable-Coop, programme manager at Performing Medicine, an initiative from charity Clod Ensemble, provides art-based workforce training programmes across the health and social care sector.   As interest, awareness and certainly the need for social prescribing [...]

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Dancing through lockdown

7 April 2021|Arts, Ideas Hub|

The Dance Network Association (dna) About dna… dna is a dance organisation that enables people to live more connected, joyful and aspirational lives through dance. Dancing with dna provides opportunities for people [...]

  • Croydon Voluntary Action

Living Healthier Lives in Croydon

7 April 2021|Ideas Hub, London|

Croydon Voluntary Action, One Croydon Alliance and partners are working toward a collaborative borough-wide approach to Social Prescribing. Social Prescribing offers unique opportunities moving forward to: Build partnerships between General Practices and the [...]

Wild Being for health – a social prescribing offering in Reading for 300 people boosted by funding

18 March 2021|Ideas Hub, South East, Thriving Community Fund projects|

An extensive programme of arts, culture, nature, physical activity and life advice including pop up sessions, English language conversations, and gardening sessions  Funding for Wild Being, offering holistic programme for health for 300 people   A long-term vision for social prescribing and sustainable networks  [...]