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Volunteer Training on Social Prescribing.

05.09.2018

Dear All,

On the 23rd of August 2018, 13 of the YVHSC Volunteers attended the Social Prescription Training. This training was to aid our volunteers with the knowledge and expertise given to us by a variety of service providers. We love our volunteers and from their commitment to us, we are able to advise, help and reform your health and social care services. Here is some background information on Social Prescription:

How many of us can admit that we feel sad, isolated, stressed and frustrated? How many of us know that these feelings can have a real impact on our physical and emotional health? Unfortunately, there aren’t always tablets

or medical treatments to help with situations that have an impact on our health – but there is help out there.

Wellbeing prescribing (sometimes called social prescribing or ‘community referral’) is a way for patients, health and social care professionals to contact a range of local, non-clinical

services who can provide emotional or practical help beyond that which the NHS or Councils can offer. YourVoice volunteers are working with Hounslow CCG and local healthcare providers to connect the right person to the right help.

So, in the future, you may find your GP, nurse or social worker recommending different services, not because this is cheaper, but because some help is better delivered by people who are well placed to guide and advise you.

The agenda for the day was;

  • Introduction & Information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Introduction & Information on The Wellbeing Network
  • Introduction & Information on the Mulberry Centre
  • Homelessness, Independence and Preventative Services (HIPS)

A good day was had by all! If you would like to volunteer for YVHSC please contact Gloria@YVHSC.org.uk