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The meeting will discuss how Voluntary and Social Enterprise organisations can work more effectively together. There will be discussion to clarify the meaning of Social Prescribing alongside learning what each organisation does and potentially, potential joint funding going forward.
It was agreed that the next network meeting will be held in Basingstoke at Basingstoke Voluntary Action in February 2019. This is scheduled for Tuesday 12th February between 10:00 & 16:00 with further details to be publicised soon.
If you know any beneficiaries of social prescribing who would be comfortable with sharing their story at future events please let us know. Also, would be good to invite some people with lived experience to join the network. If you know of anyone please can you let us know.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your stories or questions relating to this initiative.
Note –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