Social Prescribing Service (Pilot)
Aim of the Service
The aim of this new service is about linking people to activities in the community that promotes independence and wellbeing. It is about connecting people to non-medical sources of support.
Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group has commissioned Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS) to provide the Social Prescribing Service across Bassetlaw. The service is available to patients aged 65 and over who are socially isolated or frail and registered with a Bassetlaw GP.
How to Access the Service/What the Service Provides
Patients can be referred into the service via their GP or Community Nursing Service. The patient will then receive a visit from a Voluntary and Community Services (VCS) Advisor to discuss voluntary or community services that could improve the patient’s health and wellbeing. The service is available for a maximum of 12 weeks. The Advisor can help patients to:-
- Access specific support groups
- Attend local community social groups
- Access benefits, debt and welfare rights advice
- Address isolation issues
- Access services for carer/s
- Create a plan of action
- Improve health and wellbeing and independence
- Access information and advice on a wide range of services
- Access other services eg. community transport
At the end of the 12 week intervention, the Advisor will arrange to meet the patient and discuss next steps to enable the patient to continue accessing the support they have received from the voluntary and community sector.
Julie Barnes, Social Prescribing Manager at BCVS. Telephone: 01909 476118 extension 30 or
Social Inclusion Consortium (SInC) Building Better Opportunities documents
The consortium has come together across the D2N2 area, working towards applications for one strand within the D2N2 LEP European Union Structural Investment Funds prospectus.
The strand is called Building Better Opportunities (BBO) and is matched at source by the Big Lottery. The current indication is for £13m to be invested into 3 programmes, each delivered over 3 years. These programmes are:
-Multiple & Complex Needs
The documents below must be read prior to applying for a Building Better Opportunities outline and / or an application being made to the Social Inclusion Consortium.
BCVS Room Hire Cancellation Policy
25% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 1 months’ notice
50% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 14 days’ notice
75% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 7 days’ notice
100% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice
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