CVA, One Croydon Alliance and partners are working toward a collaborative borough wide approach to Social Prescribing. Social Prescribing offers unique opportunities moving forward to:

  • Build partnerships between General Practices and the local Voluntary and Community Sector economy
  • Work alongside local Link Workers to strengthen the Voluntary and Community sector
  • Create a service that benefits Communities and local residents

 

"Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on 'what matters to me' and taking a holistic approach to people's health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.” (NHS England)
Social Prescribing wants “to support people with a range of emotional, physical and mental health needs to better access support, largely in the community, to improve their lives" (Mick Ward, Nuture Development and Health Innovation Lab) 

 

Are you:

  • Interested in working alongside your local Link Worker to strengthen your service and expand capacity?
  • Volunteer interested in the approach of ABCD (Asset Based Community Develop) toward the development of Social Prescribing and looking to get involved?
  • a VCS organisation receiving referrals from Social Prescribing Link Workers?

CVA hosts a monthly Link Worker Forum where you could get involved, please contact james.moore@cvalive.org.uk