Overview: This report into digital and information technology and how it can support social prescribing, forms part of the overall report for the Greater London Authority for the Mayor’s vision around social prescribing, and should be read in conjunction with that.
The report takes a detailed summary approach to:
‘It has been an honour and a privilege to support the Mayor of London and his vision for social prescribing across London. It’s about bringing people and places together through better partnership working and connecting people. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of these reports, especially Phil Veasey and Martin Bell for their support, knowledge and expertise.” Jennifer Neff, Co-founder and Co CEO of Elemental Software
“We set Elemental a very complex task to engage with key stakeholders across London to look at how we can scale social prescribing to support the most disadvantaged Londoners. I have been very impressed by their diligence, knowledge and ability to work to very effectively to very short timescales. These reports are two of the key building blocks which will enable the GLA, the NHS and other key partners to develop a social prescribing vision for London.” Jill Wiltshire, Senior Policy and Programmes Officer, Healthy Communities, GLA
This report, also commissioned by the GLA, looks at the role of the voluntary,community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in scaling social prescribing in London – in particular, the role of the sector in effective delivery of services, the challenges and opportunities the sector faces and the support required, as well as outlining its future role.