Lewisham Thriving Communities

In 2022 Entelechy Arts coordinated a new project Thriving Communities, working on behalf of a consortium of culture and health organisations in Lewisham.

Between January – August 2022 we worked with 12 local cultural organisations, plus social prescribing and health teams in Lewisham. Together, we created and delivered a programme which through social prescribing, enabled residents of Lewisham aged 18+ to participate in new creative activities that are part of Lewisham Borough of Culture.

Join us on Thursday 20th October 2022 for an online sharing where we will talk about the lessons we learnt about how to make better the systems and experiences around social prescribing. Book a free ticket by clicking the button below.

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This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. For more information please click here.

What is Social Prescribing?

This is taken from the National Academy of Social Prescribing:

Many things affect our health and wellbeing – finances, social environment, what’s going on at home, to name a few. For example, people may visit their GP because they may be feeling stressed about their work, money, or because they are lonely and isolated. The impact that these issues can have on our physical and mental wellbeing has been particularly clear as the nation responds to COVID-19.

But these problems cannot be fixed by medicine, or doctors, alone.

That’s where social prescribing comes in. Social prescribing connects people to practical and emotional community support, through social prescribing link workers, who are based in GP practices and take referrals from all local agencies. Link workers have time to build trusting relationships, start with what matters to the person, create a shared plan and introduce people to community support.

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