The Network was very excited to take part in group discussions in August on the social prescribing developments in Scotland. We are happy to be hosting this page in order to share links and resources.
ScotPHN is supporting Health & Social Care Partnerships and their partners to develop and implement Community Link Workers (CLW) in order to tackle health inequalities, improve health and well-being and reduce pressure on general practice.
On their page you will find links to information and guidance about CLW; recruitment and selection: induction and core training; data and information sharing agreements; role of HSCP’s, standards and governance: and monitoring and evaluation.
The Welfare Advice Service Faciliator (WASF) is a new initiative which aims to establish welfare advice and health partnerships within healthcare settings.
It is hosted by the Improvement Service, which works in collaboration with NHS Scotland, the Scottish Public Health Network and the Improving Outcomes in Money Advice team to support and implement the partnerships in primary, secondary and other health and social care settings. Funded by the Scottish Government, the initiative assists the embedding of appropriate advice services within existing care pathways. Further information is available here.
mPower is a 5-year EU-funded project operating in specified rural areas in the west of Scotland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It will create a cross-border service for people over 65 years of age living with long-term health conditions. It will work with older people to enable them to take steps to live well and independently in two ways. First, by social prescribing whereby the project will connect them with local activities and services. Secondly, by introducing them to digital interventions which help them to self-manage their condition. Visit the mPower website for further information.