Employability
Ruairi Crossan

How Social Prescribing has revolutionised the way Ingeus provides employment support to job seekers

BACKGROUND In September 2020, Ingeus became the first UK employment support provider to offer a social prescribing service to local job seekers in Greater Manchester through Elemental’s digital social prescribing platform. Ingeus has been providing support through the Working Well (Work and Health Programme) which provides tailored support to individuals with disabilities and

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Health
Aine Thompson

Evidencing the growing demand for social support during Covid

ITS NO SURPRISE THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NEED FOR SOCIAL SUPPORT OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS. THE PANDEMIC HAS MASSIVELY PROPELLED THE HEALTH INEQUALITIES GAP AND HAS MEANT THAT HEALTH SERVICES HAVE NOT ONLY HAD TO REPRIORITISE MASSIVELY FOR CLINICAL SUPPORT, BUT ALSO INVEST MORE IN

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Health
Aine Thompson

Call for a mental health ‘recovery plan’ after the COVID-19 pandemic

THE NHS STATES THAT ONE-IN-FOUR ADULTS AND ONE-IN-TEN CHILDREN EXPERIENCE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS DURING THEIR LIFETIME. THESE FIGURES WILL NO DOUBT INCREASE DUE TO THE EXISTING COVID19 PANDEMIC WITH RECENT CALLS FROM MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPIONS TO PUT A ‘RECOVERY PLAN’ IN PLACE TO SUPPORT THE INCREASE IN REQUESTS FOR MENTAL

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Health
Ruairi Crossan

Elemental announce an innovative new partnership with Meaningful Measures

Elemental Software has joined forces with Meaningful Measures to provide greater social prescribing data analysis using MYCaW (Measure Your Concerns and Wellbeing). This innovative partnership will seek to provide social prescribing projects with the ability to gather qualitative and quantitative data about people’s concerns and wellbeing, while also providing support and access to industry

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Events
Ruairi Crossan

Social Prescribing Network Conference: Elemental’s Top 10 Takeaways

The third annual International Social Prescribing Network Conference took place on Thursday and Friday last. The two-day conference was online this year due to the ongoing pandemic but that didn’t stop the Social Prescribing Network from delivering an incredible event full of insights, learning and global networking opportunities. The conference was a

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Health
Aine Thompson

What everyone can learn from the North Wales Social Prescribing model

In today’s blog, Elemental’s CEO and Co-founder Jennifer Neff, shares why she feels organisations in North Wales are global, digital exemplars for social prescribing thanks to their social prescribing model, committed partnership working and enhancing their programmes through social prescribing software. I remember where I was when I first heard

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Government
Aine Thompson

The Role of Local Authorities in Social Prescribing

SINCE TAKING OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH IN ENGLAND IN 2013, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE IN THEIR AREAS. With many social determinants falling within their remits, such as housing, regeneration and education, local authorities are perfectly placed to help improve the health

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