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Warwick District Community Action Network (CAN) - Social Prescribing

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St Francis of Assisi RC Church Hall

110 Warwick Road

Kenilworth

CV8 1HL

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Community Action Network (CAN)
Social Prescribing - an alternative to medication and conventional treatments


Social Prescribing is a way to improve health and wellbeing by linking an individual to a range of non-medical community activities and organisations. The individual can then access a variety of services, such as advice and information services, community groups, leisure activities, lunch clubs, self-help groups, specialist interest groups, sporting activities, and lots more.

For social prescribing to be successful, there needs to be collaboration between health professionals and local voluntary and community organisations (VCOs). By working together GPs (and other health professionals) and VCOs can identify any gaps in local provision and, ideally, work towards providing a comprehensive range of services which address issues such as isolation and poor mental wellbeing that can have a real impact on an individual’s physical health.

This event will be an opportunity for VCOs and health professionals to find out more about social prescribing and its importance and how it can be developed across the District.



Programme:

9:45am | Registration

10.00am | Welcome and Introductions
Andrea Hammond, Locality Manager - Warwickshire CAVA, Warwick District

Social Prescribing in Warwickshire - giving an overview of three projects currently
being delivered in the county:

10:15am | ConnectWELL – Social Prescribing Rugby
Alison Orr, Locality Manager – Warwickshire CAVA, Rugby Borough

10.45am | Waterside Medical Centre, South Leamington
Tim Morris, Practice Manager

11.00am | Croft Medical Centre, Sydenham
TBC

11.15am | Tea/Coffee

11.30am | Round Table Discussions

12.15pm | Feedback and Announcements

12.30pm | Networking lunch

1.30pm | Close

For further information, contact Gill Jones, Community Support Coordinator on 01926 477512 or email: gjones@wcava.org.uk



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