Linking health and community in East Kent with the Connect Well online directory.
Social Prescribing is a way to help people make positive changes in their lives and within their communities by linking them to voluntary and community groups and other non-clinical services.
The benefits of this approach include helping people to:
- Feel more involved in the community
- Meet new people
- Make some changes to improve health and wellbeing
The Connect Well online directory has been created to improve the links between health professionals and the voluntary and community sector and provide easy access to these services. Covering Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable, Sandwich and Ash the directory holds over 350 activities. Connect Well is accessible by all - health professionals are being trained to refer people directly to services and we also have two coordinators who can arrange to meet individuals if necessary to help navigate the directory.
If you are an organisation or service provider and would like to be listed on the directory or want to find out more about how Connect Well works please contact us.
For more information, please email or visit the Connect Well online directory.
Social Prescribing - The Way Ahead
On 14th July, 2017 we brought together speakers from health, social care, the police and voluntary sector for the first of three events to explore the potential to develop social prescribing in Kent and Medway.