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About the network
London Plus believes in the importance of supporting civil society and tackling health inequalities. We have joined forces with the GLA (Greater London Authority) and set up a Social Prescribing Network to strengthen the role of the VCSE sector who are delivering social prescribing activities across London.
The network does this in a number of ways e.g. webinars, collecting case studies, blogging, as well as encouraging our members to share best practice and materials with one another.
We hope this is a place that our members will find useful as well as shape what is needed by the sector.
By becoming a member of this network, you are helping to achieve the following aims:
- Promoting social prescribing and its role in improving people’s health and wellbeing;
- Highlighting, supporting and developing best practice that informs policy;
- Improving understanding and engagement between social prescribing practitioners, health professionals, commissioners, and funders;
- Representing the voice of service users, patients and carers.
To find out more please read our original press release.
Social Prescribing Resources
Please head to our resource page for blogs, case studies & other resources to help your practice.Social Prescribing Resources
Look At This! Our Spotlight Section
Our latest case study by Bromley by Bow Centre highlights the important role of social prescribing in connecting health and social welfare legal advice.View Our Latest Case Study
Thriving Communities Programme
We are delighted to be London’s regional development partner for the National Academy of Social Prescribing (NASP) Thriving Communities Programme, which launched in October 2019 and runs through till March 2022.
This is an exciting support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups, supporting communities impacted by Covid-19 in England, alongside social prescribing link workers to build upon their current activities. Find out more in our press release.
We are excited to have partnered with five CVSs across London who are the regional development lead for their areas:
One Westminster (North West London), Voluntary Action Camden (North Central London), Tower Hamlets CVS (North East London), Bexley CVS (South East London), Croydon Voluntary Action (South West London). If you want to find out what is happening in your area under the Thriving Communities banner, these are the organisations to contact.
The Thriving Communities Fund has awarded the following organisations to bring together place-based partnerships to increase social prescribing community activities in their area. These projects will run until March 2022.
- The Bridge Renewal Trust – Thrive Haringey
- Her Centre & Tramshed
- Organic Lea – Moving in Nature
- St Margaret’s House – The Health Tree
- Studio 3 Arts Thames Ward (LBBD)
Any other queries?
Please contact our Social Prescribing Network Coordinator, Stephanie McKinley by emailing: socialprescribing@londonplus.