The Bromley by Bow Centre, leaders in Social Prescribing for 20 years, and the University of East London are proud to be delivering a four day training programme for Social Prescribing Link Workers.

Who is the training for?

This training is primarily aimed at social prescribing link workers also often known as community navigators, social prescribing coordinators, and community connectors. The training may also be relevant for care navigators, health trainers and others working in frontline roles, such as housing workers, who are seeking to enhance their skills. The training days, particularly the introductory day, will also be very helpful for those wishing to find out more about social prescribing, or considering a career as a Social Prescribing Link Worker.

What does the training cover?

The training programme covers a series of core professional skills and competencies that social prescribing link workers use in their role with their clients and in managing systems. Each day will include opportunities for discussion, sharing and exchange of knowledge and experiences with fellow social prescribing link workers.

Attendees can book for individual or multiple days.

Day 1: Wednesday 25th September – Introduction to Social Prescribing

9.30am – 4pm

This day will give a general overview of the theory and practice of Social Prescribing, including, the aims of social prescribing, processes of social prescribing, role of link workers, referral routes and the evaluation processes used to improve social prescribing outcomes.

Day 2: Thursday 26th September – Social Prescribing and Community Development

9.30am – 4pm

This day will give you a better understanding of how community based solutions can be facilitated through social prescribing and the factors involved in their delivery. It will include how social prescribing works with the voluntary sector and how it can be tailored to the characteristic of specific communities, groups and individuals.

Day 3: Thursday 17th October – Working with Vulnerable Adults and Supporting Behaviour Change

9.30am – 4pm

This day will help you understand how to work effectively with vulnerable adults, the importance of clear communication and how the use of motivational interview techniques is used to engage with clients to increase their motivation to make behaviour changes. The session will also explore the importance of contracting, building trust, boundaries, goal setting as well as give an overview of how to carry out relevant actions to safeguard suicidal clients.

Day 4: Friday 18th October – Managing Caseload and Supervision

9.30am – 4pm

This day will give you a better understanding of effective approaches to managing caseloads, including across teams of link workers. The session will explore when to seek support and the importance good case management. It will also cover the value of reflective practice and the different forms of supervision and support for social prescribing link workers.

Participants will receive a CPD certificate of attendance.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided our social enterprise café.

All four training days will take place at:

Bromley by Bow Centre
St Leonard’s Street
London
E3 3BT

Book your place on Eventbrite.

For further information please contact Alya Rashid at insights@bbbc.org.uk.