The National Academy for Social Prescribing has a simple ambition: we want people to live the best life they can.
We want social prescribing to thrive – a vibrant, innovative and ambitious movement, mobilising hundreds of thousands of people and organisations with a shared commitment to transforming lives.
Read about our NASP plans here.
Championing, supporting and sharing the work of thriving community groups
Thriving Communities is a new national support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups, supporting communities impacted by COVID19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers.
Thriving Communities will help you to share your learning, gain new ideas, access funding and develop partnerships across sectors.
Please click here to learn more about the midlands Thriving Communities programme, now open for cohort 2 of Learning Together applicants.
Still open for applications (closing date for the 'Closed Small Group' sessions - 6th October.)
If you are part of Cohort 1, don't worry there are still plenty of opportunities available to get stuck in to! Webinars; Calendar invites for reflect, learn, take action groups and much more. To watch the Welcome session please click here.
What's coming up next?
Webinar on Movement Matters by physical activity leads
What is happening across the East and West Midlands regarding Physical activity and why movement matters for our health and wellbeing. Hear from four guest speakers and get to speak with them in smaller break out rooms.
The webinar will cover:
Monday 24th January
12:00pm - 13:30pm
Register on Eventbrite here.
Come and network with voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups and other professionals interested in Social Prescribing. Network with regional lead from Heritage England, as well as those across the region. This event will use Airmeet a particularly useful tool for networking online, register here.
Monday 31st January
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
One in five GP appointments focus on wider social needs, rather than acute medical issues.
Social prescribing presents the NHS and local authorities with an opportunity to help people make use of existing community services, resources and facilities in order to meet their personal needs and free up GP time.
For an easy read on Social Prescribing click here.
Are you a non-profit organisation?
The Charities Excellence Framework enables you to not only survive, but also emerge from the crisis a stronger and more effective charity.
The Funding Finder database isn’t just another funder database, it also has links to 100s of other free funder databases and online funder lists, giving you click through to more funders than any other system.
For a video on how to use this FREE database click here.
T&Cs apply, data protection, not for commercial use.
For a link to subscribe to their newsletter see 'Other relevant newsletters' below.
OTHER RELEVANT NEWSLETTERS
Midlands Physical Activity Social Prescribing Coordinator Charlotte Leonhardsen
If you are a professional wanting to follow Social Prescribing, this could be a relevant newsletter for you to subscribe to. Follow Charlotte Leonhardsen's newsletters: To subscribe please click here.
Charlotte's archived newsletters are below.
Midlands Thriving Communities' archived newsletters:
Contact us for more information or if you would like this information in a different format:
Phone: 01332 2277 08