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Funding, research, reports, – London Social Prescribing Network newsletter [April 2024]

Funding

Innovate Now

This fund calls for projects that need support solving a problem experienced by ethnic minority communities. The fund will provide 1-2-1 support, information sessions, guidance, and health checks to ensure that applicants will receive all the support needed to increase their chances of being successful.

Research

Social prescribing conference

There is a call for abstracts for the international social prescribing conference, an opportunity for you to share your research. Read the instructions before submitting, and you must submit using this form by Thursday 9 May, 2024.

Green social prescribing experiences

A new campaign from Wildlife Trust is encouraging people who have benefitted from green social prescribing to share their feedback and experiences with GPs across the country. To get involved, visit the Wildlife Trust website.

Applications for wellbeing spaces

Are you looking to grow your community services or change how you use your space to support social prescribing? NHS Property Services has launched a new toolkit with guides on how to write impactful funding applications, set up a site and promote your services, as well as templates for case studies.

Cultural provision for older people

Researchers are leading a study that explores how cultural organisations, groups, and activities can support the wellbeing of older people from ethnic minority groups. Contact Stephanie Tierney for further details or to take part – stephanie.tierney@phc.ox.ac.uk.

Reports

The future of social prescribing

This report celebrates what has been achieved in social prescribing and highlights next steps for social prescribing in England.

Link worker survey

NHS England ran a link worker survey in Autumn 2023. They wanted to understand the experiences and perceptions of link workers to inform workforce development. See this slide deck with key highlights and results (you will need an account).