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National Social Prescribing Day - Networking Event

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Date and Time: 12 March 2020

Location: Community Action, 4 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GT - View Map

National Social Prescribing Day - Meet Our Social Prescriber 12 March 2020

To celebrate National Social Prescribing Day on 12 March we’re holding an informal ‘meet our new social prescriber’ event at Community Action between 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.

Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports. It may also be about providing information on budgeting, coping with stress, housing, or peer support within the community or referring to more specialised services such as debt support or counselling.

There are many different models for social prescribing, but most involve a link worker or ‘social prescriber’ who works with people to access local sources of support. 

At the heart of this is self and community care and as such Social Prescribers want to build working relationships with community groups that work throughout the Derby city area.

So if you have any questions, want to promote the work you do or just come in to network and have a coffee you are welcome to come along meet Jamie Gratton - our new Social Prescriber - and find out more.

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