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Research – communities

Compassionate Communities UK (ongoing) The charity has been set up to implement the Compassionate City programme, as well as provide practice expertise in the public health approach to end of life care and embed it in health and social care education programmes. We also provide scientific evidence of effectiveness and a source of evaluation expertise. Compassionate communities consist of naturally occurring supportive networks combined with the wealth of community resource to be found in neighbourhoods, […]

Social prescribing

Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health. As well as benefitting the individual, social prescribing schemes could also lead to a reduction in the use of NHS services. Essentially, it’s a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community […]

Research – social prescribing

All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network (April 2018 – March 2019) The Network aims to build the critical evidence for social prescribing in Wales working with academic partners, health and social care partners and third sector partners. It functions as a research platform to support the three communities of practice in North, West and East Wales, primarily through a virtual network but also with face-to-face events across Wales. We are aiming to explore the following […]

Research – environment and sustainability

Dundee Urban Orchard (2013-17) Dundee Urban Orchard – otherwise known as DUO – is a city-wide art and horticulture project supporting individuals, community groups and cultural organisations to plant and care for small-scale orchards across Dundee. In addition to the practical benefits of enhancing biodiversity, accessing greenspace for community use and raising awareness of where food comes from, DUO celebrate the biodiversity and cultural diversity of Dundee through art workshops, exhibitions and peer-learning events. With […]

Green and social prescribing

Why social prescriptions are just what the doctor ordered Social prescriptions, from fishing to knitting groups, are helping patients back on to the road to recovery – Guardian article http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/05/social-prescribing-fishing-group-doctor-ordered Use the arts to boost the nation’s health This article details a range of creative ‘social prescription’ initiatives to improve health and wellbeing. A number of examples are referenced (with links); they include the House of Memories in Liverpool for those suffering with dementia, and Health Cornwall which […]