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Physical Activity and Social Prescribing – a Vision for London

This consultation event will bring together stakeholders from across physical activity, public health and the NHS exploring the role of physical activity and sport in the Mayor’s vision for Social Prescribing.

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Over the last few months, the Healthy London Partnership (HLP) proactive care team has been working closely with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and other key stakeholders to develop a ‘Social Prescribing Vision for London’. The vision has been developed by the GLA, NHS England, HLP and the London Social Prescribing Network, in collaboration with partners across the NHS, local authority and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to support the scale and spread of social prescribing across London.

 

Our vision is for every Londoner to have easy access to social prescribing to meet their changing needs with a focus on developing healthy and thriving communities.

 

 

It is very important that the vision for London fits well in a wide variety of settings and organisations. This is a draft social prescribing vision for London which we now welcome wide-ranging feedback on.

 

 

We would like to hear your views on the draft vision, in particular:

  • Do you think this is the right approach to support the mainstreaming of social prescribing in London over the next 10 years so that every Londoner can easily have access to a social prescription?

In your view what more should be done to support:

  • Helping Londoners to understand SP and how it can benefit them and help them to take more control over their health and well-being.
  • The growth of digital solutions
  • Ensuring more/better access to social and welfare advice in London
  • Supporting workforce development, in particular the link-worker role, including improving career pathways and providing effective support for staff
  • Supporting GP’s and other health professionals to engage with social prescribing
  • Supporting volunteers to engage in social prescribing

 

The vision can be downloaded here.

 

Agenda

14:30 – 14:40: Welcome and Opening Remarks

14:40 – 15:00: GLA & Healthy London Partnership present the vision

15:00 – 15:30: London Sport Social Prescribing pilot

15:30 – 16:00: Discussion the role of physical activity and sport in SP

16:00 – 16:30: Networking

 

Please note that tickets are limited for this event due to venue capacity. 

If you are unable to book via the link below, please email events@londonsport.org to be added to the waiting list.