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Our monthly newsletter update for link workers & organisations involved with social prescribing & link working








Welcome to October 2018 Newsletter!








Our monthly newsletter update for link workers & organisations involved with social prescribing & link working
Member news & tips
Ideas on tackling befriender scheme issues
  • Contact the elderly
  • Introduce socially isolated or lonely clients to each other to form little social groups
  • Get volunteers for local befriender scheme through social prescription as a part of person centred plan
  • Time banking





If you want to contribute to these ideas or have comments, please send them to membership@connectink.org. More info on our membership





 
Opportunities


A social prescription for London

The London Assembly Health Committee is launching an investigation into the Mayor’s plans to make social prescribing a more routine element of healthcare in London. The committee is calling for views and information from organisations and individuals.

Join the LinkedIn networking group for organisations involved in social prescribing

Join the LinkedIn networking group for link workers


Join the waiting list for our INVITATION ONLY inaugural annual link worker conference & link worker celebration day 2019

Our inaugural annual link worker conference & link worker celebration day will take place in May/June 2019 in London. This national INVITATION ONLY conference is FREE for paid and volunteer link workers and we are anticipating a VERY HIGH DEMAND. You may register your interest to attend by joining our waiting list to be invited as soon as registration opens and be given the first opportunity to book yourself and/or link workers as appropriate.



Our latest blog
National Association of Link Workers response to the government’s loneliness strategy


Why the volunteer social prescribing workforce matters and should be supported: view from a volunteer link worker




Why social prescribing is global













 
Resources
 
Jobs
Job vacancies:

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust: Health & Wellbeing coach (East Devon)

Bristol Community Health : Social & Wellbeing Service Lead (Bristol)

West Suffolk Council: Social Prescribing project manager (West Suffolk)

The London Irish Centre Charity: Wellbeing link worker (London)

Industry events
Social prescribing coming of age
6 November 2018 9:00am-5pm

Gimme...…a goodie bag! Come say hello to us at the King's Fund on 6th November and grab our exclusive good bag!

09 November 2018 9:30am – 4:00pm


South East regional Social Prescribing network
22 November 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm


If you have member news/tips, opportunities, resources events to share or questions, please email us at membership@connectlink.org



 
 
 
 
 
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