Social prescribing is the term given when community-based solutions are identified for people;
- with one or more long-term conditions
- who need support with their mental health
- who are lonely or isolated
- who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing
Whilst this practice takes place informally across lots of different settings, public health teams, CCGs, Primary Care Networks and Councils for the Voluntary Sector in the Black Country are currently developing coordinated social prescribing programmes that vary in terms of the levels of support provided and the range of signposting opportunities available.
Active Black Country are working hard to ensure link workers responsible for signposting referrals to community solutions are aware of all opportunities relating to physical activity and liaise regularly with our partners in the voluntary sector to this end. If you are currently delivering a scheme that you think would be suitable for community referrals, please contact Michael Salmon.