London Social Prescribing Network Homepage
It’s free to become a member of the London Social Prescribing Network, which provides access to great networking and learning opportunities.
Scroll down for:
- Social prescribing resources
- Social prescribing FAQs
- Thriving Communities Programme information
About the Network
London Plus believes in the importance of supporting civil society and tackling health inequalities, this includes the delivery of social prescribing activities. Please see our diagram which helps explain what social prescribing is.
We have joined forces with the GLA (Greater London Authority) and set up a Social Prescribing Network to strengthen the role of the VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) sector who are delivering these activities across London. See our diagram that illustrates the Network’s pan-London partnerships.
See below for the benefits of joining the Network:
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 voluntary and community sector.
The Network consists of voluntary sector organisations, social prescribing link workers, commissioners, public health leads and local authorities.
To find out more please read our original press release.
The Social Prescribing Approach
Our Social Prescribing Approach diagram is created especially for the voluntary sector, to help you understand what is involved when you hear the term ‘Social Prescribing’. It breaks down the three key components, from the role of the Social Prescriber to Social Prescribing and Social Prescription.
Explore the London Social Prescribing Network
Our resources page is always expanding, and contains blogs, case studies, and useful documents. Some are created by London Plus, and others are from other sources. Click the button below to find more information on social prescribing.
Our FAQs page contains the most commonly asked questions regarding social prescribing. If you need to know something, we’re confident you will find the answer here. If you have a question that can’t be found on this page, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thriving Communities Programme was created in partnership with the National Academy for Social Prescribing. The programme was designed to support voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups to build upon their existing activities. This programme came to an end in 2023, but you can find out more below.
Any other queries?
Please contact our Social Prescribing Programmes Manager, Stephanie McKinley, by emailing: socialprescribing@londonplus.