A new report from the Ageing Well Torbay learning series has been released, explaining the development of a Social Prescribing Ecosystem – a mapped journey of support for individuals to improve their health and wellbeing, aided by the Community Builders from Torbay Community Development Trust, and the Wellbeing Coordinators from Age UK Torbay.
‘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 an 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.’ – The King’s Fund
Download the report: bit.ly/TCDTSocPreReport