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It’s free to become a member of the new London Plus Social Prescribing Network which provides access to great networking and learning opportunities.

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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.

See below for the benefits of joining the network:

Why Join the Social Prescribing Network? Connections: Meet other voluntary & community sector organisations, social prescribing link workers and partners in London. Knowledge: Discover and learn about the range of different models and best practice across London. Improvement - Understand how to replicate best practice, improve your outcomes and demonstrate effectiveness. Influence: Contribute evidence to show the NHS how different models work in the voluntary & community sector, highlight the gaps in services and funding, demonstrate the value of social prescribing. Community: Create a collective voice, explore challenges and solutions, recognise the value & range of social approaches to health & tackling health inequalities.

By joining our network, you’ll gain connections, knowledge, improvement, influence and community in the sector.

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.

Find more on our website by clicking the ‘Social Prescribing’ Topic Tag on our ‘Latest’ page and ‘Resources’ page.

Social Prescribing Resources

Look At This! Our Spotlight Section

Case Study: How can social prescribing and social welfare advice work together?Green Spotlight

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.

News

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.

They are:

  • 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.org.

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