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Introducing ConnectWELL - a social prescribing service – initially funded and piloted in 2014 by NHS Rugby CCG, which aims to improve health and wellbeing for patients and clients. ConnectWELL provides Health Professionals with just one, straightforward referral route to the many Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, groups and activities that can address underlying societal causes, manage or prevent compounding factors of ill-health. ConnectWELL has over 900 organisations and activities, ranging from Carers’ support, community groups, disability services, Faith / Religious / Cultural Activities, Housing / Homelessness Support, Mentoring, Music Groups, and volunteering opportunities.
Stoke on Trent City Council
Community Team Plus involves multidisciplinary health and care teams supporting people across six Stoke on Trent localities to 'help me to help myself to live well'. They are tasked with being accessible, creative, resourceful and helpful.
North Yorkshire County Council
The Living Well service was designed to play a key role in North Yorkshire County Councils strengths based approach to prevention. Its primary goals are to prevent crises by promoting independence and self-help, and reducing isolation and loneliness. The service is only available to those who are in need, rather than being open to all, and the aim is to complement rather than duplicate the work of voluntary services in the area. Funding is provided by the councils Public Health team.
Impetus for the service came from the recognition that many of those who were approaching the council for help were not in fact eligible for ongoing care and support and in many cases were in need of lower levels of support than that typically provided by adult social care services. The two groups for whom this was most often the case were those individuals who had contacted the council for information or advice and those who had been assessed by social care but had been found to be ineligible for support.
Carers Leeds is an independent charity that gives support, advice and information to unpaid carers aged 16 and over, which in turn seeks to improve their overall physical, mental health and wellbeing. Established in 1996, a team of expert Carer Support Workers are dedicated to improving the lives of the 72,000 carers in Leeds. Carers Leeds seeks to address both national and local policy of people with care needs being supported in the community and to remain at home, when possible. In many instances, this support is provided by a family member or friend. For this to be sustainable, carers need to be able to look after their own health and social care needs which is why support services directly to support carers are vital.
Community Agents Essex
Community Agents Essex is a voluntary-sector partnership supporting older people and their informal carers. The county wide scheme focuses on prevention and early intervention and is aimed at frail, isolated or otherwise vulnerable older people living in the community.
The aims of the service are to: improve the health and wellbeing of older people and their informal carers; support and maintain independent living and delay escalation of need/crisis; manage and reduce demand on health and social care services.
Give&TakeCare is an innovative community-based scheme with a focus on reciprocity, localism, and intergenerational support. The identified aims are primarily to provide a sustainable response to the crisis in adult social care by enabling older adults to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. In turn, the impact should improve the quality of life of older adults through alleviating loneliness and providing practical support.
Somerset Care and Yeovil District Hospital
Cookson’s Court nursing home was opened by Somerset Care in September 2015 with one floor of the new facility reserved solely for the use of the company’s new intermediate care/reablement service, delivered in collaboration with Yeovil District Hospital. “There are no words to express my gratitude, thank you with all my heart. I’ve been born again.” (Service user feedback). In part a response to poor delayed discharge performance in the Somerset area, the collaboration aims to: improve patient flow at Yeovil District Hospital and reduce lengths of stay; provide a reablement focused environment; and improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
York Council for Voluntary Service
Ways to Wellbeing York is a social prescribing service which aims to improve health and wellbeing through working with people referred by GPs to identify their needs and identify local services offering non-medical interventions which may be able to help. The pilot which started in 2016 offers a whole system approach to wellbeing, enabling people attending their GP to be referred to a range of support providing by over 40 voluntary and community services in the city. The service is hosted by York CVS and funded by the City Council and currently offers access to social prescription referrals through four surgeries in York based in areas of greater deprivation. The longer term aim if funding is secured is to provide a city-wide service with a target of 1,000 referrals.
Hertfordshire Independent Living Service
Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) was established with support from Hertfordshire County Council in 2007 to provide a meals on wheels service. HILS has developed over the last ten years to provide a range of caring services to support vulnerable and older people to live happily, healthily, and independently at home. HILS supports local statutory health and social care partners by offering much-needed services to some of the most vulnerable living independently in Hertfordshire, which are easily accessed by professionals through established referral processes.
The Recovery Network is a therapeutic support system that is jointly provided by Addicts 4 Addicts (a social enterprise providing access to high quality therapeutic interventions/ recovery support for those without the financial means to arrange this themselves) and KeyRing (a charity that supports vulnerable adults to live independently/integrate into the community). As one service user states: “KeyRing has helped me at a critical time of my recovery. After putting the work in to achieve a fair time of abstinence it has enabled me to address and work on the many mental health problems I have and to try and help me to overcome some of them and move forward in my life.”
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