Social Prescribing Case Studies

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OUR PARTNERSHIPS AND CASE STUDIES

SPRING Social Prescribing helps people 18+ to address social, emotional, and practical needs by connecting them to sources of support within their community to improve their health and wellbeing, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. This support is ongoing throughout COVID-19.

 

During Covid-19, the Connect Well service was launched to provide support online and remotely, offering socially distanced visits and classes where appropriate, making sure clients felt connected and supported.

Located in the rural area of Belfast, Hydebank Wood College is a Category C prison with males (age 18-21+) and females (age 18+). In 2019 The Public Health Agency funded a social prescribing pilot study that involved a Multidisciplinary Team within the college. This team would support a group of female patients to better connect into the programmes and services that contributed towards improved health and wellbeing within the prison environment.

The project was extended and young males were also invited to take part in the social prescribing programme. Hydebank Wood College wanted to create a mechanism for how they capture the things that mattered to the patients and better support those who suffer from anxiety, trauma and addictions through a range of non medical interventions within the prison.

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In 2018 as part of their Health and Wellbeing Strategy, SDCP launched a partnership with Elemental Software to develop a pilot social prescribing project, funded by Healthy Ireland and the Social Inclusion and Activation Programme, which enabled GPs within two neighbourhoods to make instant referrals into its services.

SDCP’s social prescribing project, Get Well…Connected, was developed for people over 18 years of age in South Dublin who found they needed additional support for wider health and well-being needs identified by their GP.  It is specifically designed for people who may feel lonely, socially isolated, anxious, depressed or in need of other forms of social support.

As a leading mental health trust and one of only seven NHS England Mental Health Global Digital Exemplars, Mersey Care use Elemental’s Core digital social prescribing platform to transform its referrals process through its Pathways Advisors, who are based at The Life Rooms

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, partnered with Elemental to improve the way they managed and delivered social prescriptions within The Life Rooms and to help and support the work being done at Life Rooms services across Liverpool and Sefton. Read the full case study to find out about the outcomes of the partnership to date.

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LAST YEAR, DR MAASSARANI & PARTNERS PRACTICE AND CARE MERSEYSIDE LAUNCHED A MAJOR SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PARTNERSHIP WITH ELEMENTAL TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES.

Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, Dr Maassarani & Partners sought to support people’s needs in a holistic way through social prescribing.

WE LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN BEING ABLE TO SHARE THE SUCCESS OF OUR CUSTOMERS, AND THIS MONTH, WE’RE SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON UNITED WELSH AND THEIR INCREDIBLE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING SERVICE, WELLBEING 4U.

Not only was the Wellbeing 4U service commended for their partnership with Cardiff and Vale Health Board winning the ‘Working With Other Sectors’ prize in the Welsh Housing Awards, but they’ve also just released their most recent Impact Statement, which contains some pretty impressive impact evidence, trailblazing best practice examples and inspiring patient case studies.

BACK IN JULY, ELEMENTAL ANNOUNCED AN INNOVATIVE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PARTNERSHIP WITH CLAPHAM PARK PRACTICE AND SAIL  – SAFE AND INDEPENDENT LIVING, A SOCIAL PRESCRIBING PROGRAMME RUN BY AGE UK LAMBETH

Using digital social prescribing technology, the aim of the partnership was to support and maximise the impact of SAIL  – Safe and Independent Living by embedding a practice-based model which would enable GP’s to make direct referrals to community-based support, including social support, diet and nutrition, benefits advice and mental health.

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