The programme, hosted by Healthy London Partnership, is supporting 12 organisations across London to improve delivery of social prescribing services in primary care and to reduce health inequalities faced by the most disadvantages and excluded communities.
The successful GP Care Group/St Margaret’s House entry is called the Men’s Project and will focus attention on a series of training, workshops, events, engagement and coproduction activities with men who live locally.
Explaining the rational of focusing on men for this project, Stuart Cox, Arts and Wellbeing Director/Deputy CEO St Margaret’s House, said: “We’ll explore in partnership with the local social prescribing service, the barriers to accessing social prescribing with local men and what a more holistic programme looks like for them.
“We know from data provided by our partners Tower Hamlets GP Care Group that less men are benefitting from Social Prescribing in Tower Hamlets.”
The Social Prescribing Innovators Programme gives each organisation dedicated coaching, quality improvement training, wraparound support and up to £10,000 in funding until March 2023.
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