News and resources
The Bromley By Bow Insights team is gathering content to share online with organisations and individuals looking to learn more about how the Centre runs.
This section features reports, tools, interviews and articles from the BBBC staff about findings, and insights into health and community services!
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Reducing health inequities in London by improving access to social welfare advice through greater collaboration between the healthcare, local authority and advice sectors
Bromley by Bow Insights have published a new, independent report, funded by the Mayor of London, which focuses on the opportunities and need for greater collaboration between healthcare provision, social prescribing and social welfare legal advice to meet advice needs, particularly of the most vulnerable patients and families struggling on low income, those who suffer the greatest health inequalities.
Building integrated Health and Well-being Hubs
Following up on the previous webinar on Making a different use of NHS facilities for better health and community resilience, this session on 26th January 2022 discussed the creation of new Health and Well-being Hubs.
Integrating mental health support: A community round table event
This online event, held on 18th November 2021, allowed health and social care providers to explore opportunities with experts from the voluntary sector to improve access to community mental health services and support.
What you measure matters to systems
From community informed outcomes framework to routine & systematic outcome measurement
Catherine Godward, Bromley by Bow’s Research and Evaluation Manager, and implementation lead for Evidence Into Practice, stage two of the Unleashing Healthy Communities project in Bromley by Bow, shares the journey Bromley by Bow has taken to measure what matters to communities. (Download the PDF here)
Using NHS facilities differently for better health and community resilience
The Bromley By Bow Centre, at the back of last year’s King’s Fund report, held a webinar on Using NHS facilities differently for better health and community resilience on Tuesday 19 October 2022.
Measuring What Matters to Communities: Bromley by Bow Outcome Measurement
This webinar was held on 26 May 2021 and intended for anyone working in primary care or Voluntary and Community Sector programme delivery and routine client/patient outcome measurement. Bromley by Bow researchers and practitioners shared their experience of Measuring What Matters to Communities and outcome measurement data capture at Bromley by Bow.
Reinventing Social Prescribing Services in times of crisis and recovery
On Thursday 3rd of June, the Bromley by Bow Centre hosted a webinar on Reinventing Social Prescribing Services in times of crisis and recovery. Speakers from BBB, Hertfordshire and North Islington Social Prescribing Services presented their experiences and discussed caseload management and learning during the pandemic.
Collaboration between social prescribing and social welfare advice
The Bromley by Bow Centre has been undertaking work to explore the relationship and collaboration between social prescribing and social welfare advice, focusing on the potential that a joined-up approach can have to improving the social determinants of health for society’s most vulnerable.
Routine measurement of outcomes for VCS clients incl. Social Prescribing
This webinar was intended for anyone working in primary care or Voluntary and Community Sector programme delivery and routine client/patient outcome measurement.
Restoring Hope – Health Equity Festival & Celebration
In February 2021, Bromley by Bow Insights took on the organisation of the Restoring Hope – Health Equity Festival and Celebration with the RCGP. This gathered GPs and other practitioners to discuss Health Equity best practice and hopes for the future.
Understanding and improving employment and employability in Tower Hamlets
The Bromley By Bow Centre, the Working Well Trust and the Work Rights Centre joined up for a discussion on 4th March 2021 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of employment and employability in Tower Hamlets.
How can social prescribing and social welfare advice services work together to improve health outcomes?
The Bromley by Bow Centre has published a new report on the potential for collaboration between social prescribing and social welfare legal advice services in healthcare settings. The research, supported by the Mayor of London and The Legal Education Foundation, explores the relationship between the two and how they can maximise their collective impact.
Social Prescribing Town Hall - London Dec 2020
It has been an extremely testing year for many, and in the process of supporting those most at risk of covid, and most affected by the restrictions imposed to keep people safe, Social Prescribing has come into its own in primary care settings, with Social Prescribing Link Workers working tirelessly on the frontline.
What a year - Our 2020 Results and Impact Report
Our 2020 Results and Impact Report has just been published, summarising what has been an exceptional year for our community, the Centre and our partners.
Kings Fund report
Bromley by Bow model commended as a blueprint in new report – The innovative partnership between the Centre and Bromley by Bow Health is heralded as a sign of the radical community-focused future for primary care and NHS property in the UK post-COVID.
Webinar recording: Supervision - best-practice for Social Prescribing Link Workers’ development
On 11 November 2020, the BBBC Insights team held a webinar on Supervision: best-practice for Social Prescribing Link Workers’ development.
Tutorial: How to record Social Prescribing SNOMED codes
This video is a tutorial on how to record Social prescribing SNOMED codes brought to you by our Social Prescribing trainers and London Social Prescribing Regional Coordinator.
Webinar recording: Tackling social isolation - Health and well-being implications
On 22nd September, BBBC Insights team held a webinar on the health and well-being implications of social isolation and what can be done to support people in feeling more connected to their community.
Family Playrooms: Ask the Experts – Back to School
The Act Early BBBC Family Playrooms held live sessions with experts for parents to ask their questions about how their children could get back to school happy and safely.
Webinar recording: Social Prescribing Development – Everyone needs to be involved
On 9 September 2020, the BBBC Insights team held a webinar on Social Prescribing development and how actors can collaborate to accelerate the uptake of Social prescribing in general.
Webinar recording: Planning for the new normal for – and with – our community
Bromley by Bow Centre’s Knowledge Share and Exchange team has run a webinar on “Planning for the new normal for – and with – our community” on 20th August 2020.
Social Prescribing Covid-19 crisis response
Our social prescribing service is classically triggered by a referral from a health professional. However, during the Covid-19 crisis, a combined Health Partnership and Social Prescribing team began a project to actively reach out to patients.
Workshop recording: Online platforms and overcoming IT challenges for community events
The BBBC Insights team recently held a workshop on Online platforms and overcoming IT challenges for community events and services.
London SPLW webinar series: Mental Health – Referral Pathways and Resources
This session was focused on the types of services you might refer someone struggling with their mental health into. We heard from an IAPT lead and someone co-ordinating community based mental health services in London.
KSE webinar recording (July 2020): Healthy Communities – Material well-being for improved mental health
The Bromley By Bow Centre’s Insights team recently held a free live webinar on “Healthy Communities: Material wellbeing for improved mental health”.
What’s on(line)? Creating new platforms for virtual community engagement in ActEarly
As part of our ActEarly collaboration in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, we’ve been working with the inspirational Bromley by Bow Centre to explore what makes happy and healthy children.
KSE Webinar recording (9 June 2020): Virtual Communications – The way forward for community engagement?
The Bromley By Bow Centre’s Insights team held a free live webinar on “Virtual Communications – The way forward for community engagement?” on Tuesday 9th June at 12:00–13:00 BST. You can check the recording and slides in this article.
Investec Beyond Business: Alumni Response to COVID-19
A number of our Investec Beyond Business network have responded to the current situation by adapting their business models in order to continue to trade and affect social impact. To follow are some examples of how our social enterprise network are adapting and continuing with their businesses and social outcomes during this challenging time.
Bromley By Bow Health Staff blog: Thinking about the holistic well-being of patients
Emma Owen-Amadasun, Assistant Director of Population Health at the Bromley By Bow Health, has written a blog piece for our Knowledge Share Programme with her thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted the work at the BBB GP practices and what learning she takes away for the longer term future.
Knowledge Exchange webinar: Supporting Communities Remotely
On 21st May 2020, the BBBC Knowledge Share & Exchange programme held a webinar on “Supporting Communities Remotely” to share experiences on how different organisations have been dealing with the lockdown situation to continue and deliver their services.
BBBH Home Pack: Staying healthy during isolation
This Home Pack, made by the Bromley By Bow Health Practice, contains some information about how to stay connected to others and tips to stay healthy during any isolation periods.
Lockdown - What is being done across the country to support communities?
On 29th April, the BBBC Knowledge Share & Exchange programme held an intimate meeting to start exchanging experiences and learnings from the current lockdown situation. Prior to this meeting, a survey was shared online to prepare the themes.
Interview with a BBBC frontline staff in times of lockdown
The BBBC Insights team interviewed a Centre’s frontline staff this week. Khadeja Chowdhury, Skills Exchange Volunteer Project Manager, Community Connections, shared her experience of supporting community members in a situation of lockdown, and let us know the learnings she takes from it.
Working remotely: BBBC staff wellbeing guidance
We are all different and will be dealing with the lockdown situation in our own ways and this guidance is to support what staff are already doing or to give them new ideas or perspectives for managing how they are feeling in this unusual situation. This document is an example of steps that can be taken to ensure staff wellbeing as well the community’s!
Collaboration and exchange of knowledge are crucial now!
As for most people, the COVID-19 situation has brought a range of changes to the BBBC Knowledge Share and Exchange Programme. The programme originally specialises in the delivery of visits and bespoke study tours for visitors from across the country and beyond to experience the Centre.
Adapting to COVID-19 for better long-term services sustainability
Like all organisations in the country and globally, Bromley By Bow Centre has been busy reorganising to adapt to the fast evolving situation caused by the infamous COVID-19. It is at the Centre’s priority to continue serving its community in the best way possible while ensuring everyone remains safe and keep healthy.
Interview with a social prescribing client
BBBC Insights interviews Tarana, who benefited from social prescribing at the Centre. Tarana explains how social prescribing has impacted her life and why she recommends it to others.
Empowering community members for better health, a report from BBBC Insights
The Health Champion programme is designed to engage local residents in their health and to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to improve their own health and the health of their local community.