Resources & Useful Information

Here you’ll find lots of resources, reports and information around the work that we’re doing, that will hopefully be of interest to others.

 

 

Social Prescribing

 

Great article from The Kings Fund providing an explanation of what Social Prescribing is, the different models being adopted, and how it fits with wider health and social care policy.

 

Take a look also at this great short video from the Healthy London Partnership that quickly explains what social prescribing is and how it can improve people’s health and wellbeing.

A national network of health professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, community and voluntary sector partners, commissioners and funders, patients and citizens. The network shares knowledge and best practice to support social prescribing at a local and national levels and to inform good quality research and policy changes. Regular regional events take place around the country.

 

An invaluable online resource for anybody interested in social prescribing, organised by the Healthy London Partnership.

 

Article from The Kings Fund on the vital role that communities have to play in improving health and wellbeing.

 

Research by the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) that highlights the benefits of challenges of a community link worker initiative in supporting public health goals.

Volunteering

 

Published October 2018, Government’s first major contribution to the national conversation on loneliness and the importance of social connections. Social connections and communities are at the heart of this strategy which marks a commitment from Government to tackle the problem of loneliness in society.

 

Report by The Kings Fund on the ways in which volunteers are involved with, and are contributing to, general practice.

 

A guide produced by the Mental Health Foundation that explains the positive impact that volunteering and helping others can have on your own mental health.

Impact Measurement

 

Annual data collated by NCVO on the work and impact of UK’s voluntary sector.

A range of useful advice, tools and templates for organisations on planning, measuring and evaluating the impact of your services.

Data Management

 

Whilst GDPR is now in full swing, it’s always useful to be reminded of our GDPR obligations. This helpful guide from the Information Commissioner’s Office is specifically aimed at small charities on understanding what you need to do in order to comply with GDPR.