The voluntary sector is at the heart of social prescribing.
Our sector offers a wealth of cost effective support and services to improve health and wellbeing, and tackle isolation – together, we can reduce pressure on health and care services by connecting the public and patients with quality assured community support and services.
In response to NHS England’s 5 year Forward View, new partnerships are developing between the NHS & GPs and voluntary and community services – and social prescribing is quickly becoming an integral element of our healthcare system.
VC Connect for Wellbeing
Designed in collaboration with established social prescribing projects around the country, VC Connect for Wellbeing is an innovative platform that supports this new approach to care and wellbeing.
Flexible system, tailored to your project
Can be used either as a facilitated service (e.g. with a GP, community nurse, Link Worker, Health Champion), or as a self-service option, depending upon your delivery model.
Social prescription & direct referral
Agencies can create a tailored social prescription on behalf of a client/individual, and directly refer into local quality assured community services. Agencies currently referring include;
- Adult Social Care teams
- GP Practices
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Housing Agencies
- Charities & Voluntary organisations
There is also a self-referral option available, allowing the general public to refer themselves directly to services too.
Captures valuable data
VC Connect for Wellbeing captures an individual’s details, and tracks and records their journey to improved health and wellbeing. You can access a range of reports to evidence positive health outcomes as a result of community support and services.
Comprehensive directory of local services
Providing a gateway into local voluntary and community services, the online directory promotes the latest activities and services in your local area. Quickly search to find the best support available in your area to meet your needs, searching by postcode, service category or specific needs.
VC Connect for Wellbeing is being used in the following areas:
If you would like to chat with us about the benefits of VC Connect, Volunteer Connect or VC Connect for Wellbeing, our team are ready to help!