Come and learn about innovative projects and IT enablers for social prescribing.
If you are looking at early intervention and prevention activities as a means to generate savings for your public purse, or to offer a more effective range of solution choices to improve outcomes for citizens, you should attend this launch event on 6 October 2016 in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
Prevention is better than the cure… Evidence emerging from Social Prescribing projects suggests that investment in, self-help, behaviour change, intervention and prevention activities can have a big impact on what happens elsewhere to demands for public services. Addressing one challenge area in a person’s life can alleviate needs for service and support in other areas. For example, investment to enable social interaction can alleviate loneliness making an individual feel better and subsequently reducing demands for GP or A&E visits and the associated medicine bills and hospital charges.
IEG 4 has created a range of software solutions aimed at supporting the citizen and the service providers to enable changes in the demand for and consumption of our public services.
For the citizen, assessment, needs identification and the potential for self-help is available through IEG4’s Quality of Life (QoL) Circles solution. Findable via a council website, this can be used, quickly and intuitively, to identify challenge areas in the person’s life. Based on assessed inputs into QoL Circles, services which meet the person’s identified needs can be surfaced intelligently to direct the person to community services which may improve matters and avert entry into a more serious state of crisis and reduce the demand for statutory services.
Alternatively a citizen may be encouraged to register with the Local Authority in response to a more serious situation. There, professionals can re-assess the citizen, identify appropriate outcomes and support needs and manage the citizen’s case, either by arranging help from assets around the citizen or from the range of community voluntary service providers, or, from the range of statutory services provided by the authority, if the need is there. The intention of course being to encourage changes in behaviour and to improve outcomes for citizens whilst legitimately reducing demand for expensive statutory services.
Champions from innovative projects in Bolton Council, Lancashire County Council Champions and Age UK Cheshire will explain their challenges they are looking to tackle in their social prescribing projects. IEG4 will demonstrate how different components in its solution landscape are being used to support them.
This free to attend event is open to Local Authority personnel, professionals within the NHS eco-system CCG’s GP’s with an interest in social prescribing and members of the Voluntary Sector.
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