Social Prescribing Link Worker Training

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  • Individual Link Worker training
  • Bespoke group Link Worker training

Social Prescribing at the Bromley By Bow Centre

Over the past decade the Bromley by Bow Centre has worked extensively to support the development and growth of social prescribing nationally and internationally. We are founding members of the National Social Prescribing Network and are Social Prescribing Regional Facilitators for London for NHS England.

Our social prescribing schemes have grown and developed substantially over the last decade allowing us to develop significant experience and insight which we share with others. A key element of our training involves practitioner led knowledge sharing of both Social Prescribing as a service and as Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW) role. The Bromley by Bow Social Prescribing scheme consists of a general practice based social prescribing scheme serving, since 2012, a primary care network (PCN) of six GP practices with 53,000 registered patients.


Level Three Qualification in Social Prescribing

What is it?

The Bromley by Bow Centre with partners, University of East London and Conexus have devised and are delivering the first accredited and regulated course for social prescribing link workers. This is a full level 3 qualification and is awarded by Certa, part of the Skills and Education Group. This course is spread across 7 months and includes 3 full days per month of in-depth teaching.

Who is it for?

If you are looking to expand your knowledge of social prescribing as a service and the role of link workers

  • Social Prescribing managers and commissioners
  • Social prescribing link workers
  • Community navigators
  • Social prescribing coordinators
  • Community connectors
  • Care navigators
  • Health trainers

To learn more and register, visit: socialprescribingqualification.org.uk


Bespoke 5-day group training

What is it?

BBBC provides a 5-day intensive training for groups of link workers from the same area. The training will be adapted to the specific context of the group, and local stakeholders are invited to discuss their experience with the participants. Elements of this training can include:

  • Introduction to Social Prescribing;
  • Working in partnership with local providers to understand Community Development and local support offers for clients;
  • Working with Vulnerable Adults and Supporting Behaviour Changes and Managing Caseload and Supervision.

Who is it for?

If you are a commissioning group or a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) looking to quickly upskill your new workforce with the essentials of the link worker role as well as begin to develop a local network of link workers, this training is perfect for you!

To plan your bespoke group training, contact socialprescribingtraining@bbbc.org.uk


4-day course – A la carte

What is it?

BBBC, in partnership with the University of East London (UEL), organises 4 days of themed training twice a year. You can sign up for any day you are interested in, or attend the whole course!

Each day will cover one of the following topic:

  • Introduction to social prescribing
  • Social Prescribing and community based solutions
  • Working with vulnerable adults, motivational interviewing and coaching
  • Managing caseloads, reflective practice and peer supervision

Who is it for?

This course is booked on an individual basis. It is aimed at:

  • Social prescribing link workers
  • Community navigators
  • Social prescribing coordinators
  • Community connectors
  • Care navigators
  • Health trainers

New dates will be added soon.

Contact Najnin Islam, our Social Prescribing Training and Development Manager

 

Get in touch about social prescribing link worker training at:

020 8709 9741

socialprescribingtraining@bbbc.org.uk