Our team has been at the forefront of mobilising communities towards better health, education and employment for the past 30 years combined. Our experience led us to see that, despite millions of pounds being spent on preventing conditions like obesity, diabetes and depression, the challenge remained in engaging those most at risk. Chronic conditions are rising and so too are the costs. We know that involving someone creating their own health risk prevention plan is key to empowering them towards living better quality lives.
Despite all of our best efforts, we tend to work in separate silos. We can’t all be expected to know everything that’s happening in someone’s local community. Whether you are a resident, GP, social worker, commissioner, social prescriber or community provider, we don’t always have the time to source information and make connections that positively impact on someone’s life. We could do this alone, but it wouldn’t be as effective. By connecting resources, people, programmes, partners and strategies, we can support those in need so that no-one is left behind.
We’ve spoken with over 750 different stakeholders in community health and wellbeing. Elemental Social Prescribing Software was developed to address what we learned directing from those involved about the challenges surrounding reducing health inequalities. We set about making it easier to help communities, and the people within these communities, get the support they need to address the issues beyond clinical needs that impact on their health and well being. We started by connecting these key stakeholders 1) Patients, 2) Community Providers and 3) Health/Social Care Professionals.