Social Prescribing Service, Bromley by Bow Centre: Annual Report April 2018 – March 2019

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This document reports on the Social Prescribing (SP) service at the Bromley by Bow Centre (BBBC) in London. This SP service was developed to respond to the high levels of health inequality and deprivation in the local community and SP approaches have been central to the BBBC model since the organisation built and opened the first Health Living Centre (delivering primary care) in 1997.

The SP Service takes referrals from the six GP practices that make up the local Primary Care Network and aims to support people with non-medical needs and address problems caused by the wider social determinants of health. Link Workers connect clients to a wide range of community services (mostly non-clinical) to provide them with on-going help and support to improve health and wellbeing. Services include: Housing, benefits, financial and advice; Employment, training and volunteering; Education and learning; Healthy lifestyle advice and physical activity; Arts, gardening, creative activities; Befriending, counselling and groups.

The report includes a breakdown of key data including referrals to the service; client base; service intervention; and onward referrals and signposting. It provides information on outcomes, via Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW), a validated tool that assesses changes in wellbeing. Information regarding the impact to service users is also presented.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Public / Service User Views

Context: Primary Care

Participant Group: Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

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Bromley by Bow Centre (2019) Social Prescribing Service, Bromley by Bow Centre: Annual Report April 2018 – March 2019. Bomley by Bow: Bromley by Bow Centre.