Identifying the potential value of sustained participation in community activities arising from referral through social prescribing


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Damant J, McDaid D, Park A-L

Year of Publication:
2019

Publisher(s):
London School of Economics and Political Science

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

A rapid mapping review by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to collate an evidence base to support commissioners in making the case for social prescribing and its importance in increasing participation in activities that are known to have benefits for individuals and society.
The Personal Social Services Research Unit, within the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science have undertaken a rapid mapping review to identify evidence on the relative strength of selected activities that typically can be associated with social prescribing. This has included documenting whether there is evidence on effectiveness, cost effectiveness and return on investment for these activities.
The focus in the review has not just been on impacts on health and wellbeing, but has also sought to identify impacts and value that go beyond health and wellbeing such as impacts on levels of independence, and participation in volunteering, employment or education. Where social prescribing is used as a referral mechanism to these activities they have also sought to identify whether any additional impacts of social prescribing on the rate of uptake and sustained engagement have been documented.



Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

McDaid D, Damant J, Park A-L. (2019). Identifying the potential value of sustained participation in community activities arising from referral through social prescribing. London: Personal Social Services Research Unit, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science.