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Social Prescribing - The Way Ahead

  • Riverside Church Thanet Way Whitstable, CT5 3JQ United Kingdom (map)

Building on the success of its first conference in July 2017, Red Zebra are providing a second opportunity for stakeholders to come together in order to develop ideas identified at the first event and to begin detailed action planning.

This event will provide an opportunity to create solutions that make sense locally, structured around the following themes;

  1. How social prescribing can support “fully person-centred” approaches and enable organisations to work better together in order to do this.

  2. Whether local social prescribing models require the identification of cohorts or whole population solutions and how these might support the broader prevention agenda.

  3. Whether effective monitoring and evaluation of social prescribing that provides evidence of its impact can be used to reduce statutory demand and costs.

  4. What we can learn from best practice and national developments

All attendees will be given an opportunity to participate in every workshop during the course of the conference. Subject specialists will lead each session, working with participants in four rounds to: understand the policy framework and context, identify key challenges and opportunities, begin to develop local solutions and to articulate an action plan for change.

This event will bring together colleagues from across statutory and voluntary sectors to explore how social prescribing can be implemented locally, identifying ways in which alliances and partnerships can collaborate to build healthier communities.

Keynote speakers will stimulate discussion and challenge our thinking. We are delighted to welcome Ian Gough, Visiting Professor in the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Anna Coote, Principal Fellow at New Economics Foundation.

This series of events seeks to develop a shared understanding of social prescribing, facilitate better partnerships and support practical steps to support the successful implementation of social prescribing at scale. The event will once again be facilitated again by Lorraine Denoris, Public Engagement Agency (PEA™).

Spaces are limited; you can book your place here


Earlier Event: 21 September
ROC Conversation Thanet
Later Event: 21 November
Managing Better Together