Our Social Prescribing Projects
We work with a variety of social prescribing projects to deliver tailored services to their local community.
Managed by Community Link Bromley as part of the Bromley Third Sector Enterprise, this project forms part of an Integrated Care Network specifically supporting the elderly and the frail.
Working in partnership with Age UK Bromley, Care Navigators use Connect Well Bromley as part of their care planning with clients, referring them directly into relevant support services and social activities.
This volunteer-led model for social prescribing is being managed by Croydon Voluntary Action, and delivered as an extension of their Volunteer Centre and Community Development work.
The platform is being used by volunteer health buddies, Adult and Children and Young People Social Care teams, as well as Community Police Support Officers out in the community.
Launched in 2016, Red Zebra Community Solutions originally set up Connect Well Kent in partnership with Encompass, the local Multi-speciality Community Provider (MCP) of health and social care services in the Canterbury CCG area, as part of an NHS Vanguard to deliver a social prescribing service.
Connect Well Kent is now a well-established, successful social prescribing project engaging with primary care practitioners and community health partners to support patients with their wider health and wellbeing needs.
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Launched in 2013 and initially funded as part of the QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) programme, My Social Prescription was the first social prescribing project in Essex. It works in partnership with Connect Well Mid Essex who both use our digital platform as part of their social prescribing service delivery.
Adopting a whole community, multi-disciplinary model, trained Connect Well Champions working in Adult Social Care, emergency services, community pharmacies, housing and voluntary sector organisations all refer people through their Connect Well Essex platform.
Both partners have been influential in sharing good practice and helping to shape our social prescribing platform.
Hear how our social prescribing platform is supporting a whole community model in Essex
We are working with Involve Kent to co-design a social prescribing platform for their new social prescribing service, funded by the Department of Health and their local CCG. Care navigators based within GP surgeries will support specific cohorts, as well as a whole population campaign.
We are also working with the team to develop wellbeing measurement tools based on the ONS model as dictated by Department of Health. The project will be evaluated by the University of Kent using GP data, population data and data gathered via the project.