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A Connected Society: Social Solutions for Healthier People and Places

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Village Hotel Portsmouth

Lakeshore Drive

Portsmouth

PO6 3FR

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Community First's AGM and annual members event brings together key voices from the national conversation about Social Prescribing.

Did you know 1:4 appointments at the GP are for non-medical reasons?

Increasingly GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals are working with Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises to link people into a range of local, non-clinical services.

Your organisation is key to connecting people into community-based support, building on what matters to the person and making the most of local, informal and peer-led support.

People’s health is determined by a range of social, economic and environmental factors; and social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.


This event is free to Community First members and forms part of our AGM. We ask non-members for a suggested donation of £10 with your booking to cover the costs of running the event and our continued support for the voluntary sector.

A Connected Society promises an opportunity to network and discuss with key influencers, decision makers and other providers throughout the day and over lunch. The session includes keynote speakers, Ask the Expert Panel and roundtable workshops. We will explore what the local picture looks like across Hampshire and how we can work together to create social solutions for healthier people and places.

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Debra Gray is a Reader in Social Psychology at the University of Winchester. Debra's research focuses on developing a social psychological understanding of participation, particularly in relation to voluntary activity, in health care services and settings, and in terms of how to build community resilience and wellbeing. She currently co-leads a funded network, which is looking at the social psychological dynamics of social prescribing. Debra is an affiliated member of the University's Health and Wellbeing Research Group.

Chris Dayson is a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. Chris's research focuses on the voluntary and community sector at a local level, including its involvement in public service delivery. Chris' recent studies include;

Debs Carter set up the Touch Network based on her own real-life experiences. Debs was a ‘revolving door’ mental health patient. Debs was lucky enough to build friendships with others in similar situations and soon found out that she wasn’t the only one with a story! The experience of hearing other people’s stories unlocked Debs to be able to share her story - a key factor in her recovery. Debs is working with Southampton CCG and is focused on the mission of telling stories and touching lives!


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Outline Programme

10:00 Registration & refreshments

10:15 Welcome and Introductions

10:30 Social Prescribing - the National Context: Chris Dayson (Sheffield Hallam University)

10:45 Mental Wellbeing and the importance of Peer-led Support: Debs Carter (Touch CIC)

11:00 Roundtable workshop - Social Prescribing; a blueprint or toolbox for Hampshire: Debra Gray (University of Winchester)

11:45 BREAK

12:00 Community First AGM (separate agenda and supporting papers available from our website)

12:30 Lunch

13:20 Ask the expert panel (an opportunity to ask questions of our panel of experts: Chaired by our CEO Tim)

13:50 Outcomes and Way Forward summarising the key takeaways from the event and next steps.

14:00 Finish and Networking

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