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.

This began with the publication of a report exploring the potential for collaboration between co-located services in healthcare settings in January 2021, exploring areas such as funding, management, referral pathways, working protocols and relationships.

More recently, the team have been exploring different models of collaboration between services across London and have produced a number of good practice case studies (below) exhibiting some of these.

You can access the recording of the webinar that took place in March 2021 exploring this, below. The slides presented by UCL PhD student Sarah Beardon, are available to download. You can also find slides on Bromley by Bow’s data gathering work and the results of the polls.