Gary Smith, Social Prescribing Coordinator

Gary has 16 years of experience working in the voluntary sector.  He joined Red Zebra in 2016 as a Connect Well Social Prescribing Coordinator, bringing a range of skills that includes youth work; information and advice giving; advocacy and community work.  Gary is keen to ensure that people are given the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing by becoming more active and less isolated, whilst at the same time recognising the contribution individuals can make to their communities.

“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. The aim is to create stable and active communities in which the disease of loneliness can be cured.”