Lunch & Learn Webinar: All Ages Social Prescribing

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This webinar is hosted by VONNE through our Healthy Communities and Social Prescribing programme. This programme is part of the North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care Board’s ‘Healthier and Fairer’ programme aimed at reducing health inequalities across the North East and North Cumbria. We work to build on community assets, enabling local, community-based action to support the health and wellbeing of everybody in our region.

Social Prescribing - Just a number?

It’s often said that age is just a number, an attitude, a state of mind. But we can’t escape the fact that we’re all ageing. In our third webinar in this series, we look at how social prescribing services can meet the needs of people of all ages, with examples of schemes that offer support to older people and to children and young people.

Cumbria LINK / Barnardo’s

Fay Preene, Children’s Service Manager, Barnardo’s

LINK is a Social Prescribing Service for Children and Young People aged 5 to 19 in Cumbria. Recently awarded Best Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing Award, LINK works alongside GP practice teams in Cumbria to support children and young people with their emotional health and wellbeing.

Co-designing social prescribing initiatives with older people

Nurjahan Ali Arobi, National Lead for Older People, National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) & Rob Hunter, Volunteer, Reaching People Leicester  

NASP, in partnership with Independent Age, commissioned two pilot projects to understand how social prescribing can work to support older people experiencing financial difficulties and health inequalities, and developed a toolkit to help others aiming to provide similar services. Rob will talk about a 'simple model for co-production' based on Leicester Ageing Together work.

Creating opportunities for young people in Hartlepool

Dawn Robinson, Community Engagement Worker, Hartlepower CIC

Hartlepower is one of the VCSE organisations funded through the Healthy Communities and Social Prescribing programme to build capacity in social prescribing across the North East and North Cumbria. Working with the Local Authority’s children and young people social prescriber, they’re addressing the needs of Hartlepool’s young people, using community assets including local businesses.

August 6th, 2024 from  1:00 PM to  2:00 PM
Online via Teams
United Kingdom