This summary guide is aimed at people and organisations leading local implementation of social prescribing. It enables:
'¢ increased understanding of what good social prescribing looks like and why social prescribing improves outcomes and experiences for people, their families and carers, as well as achieving more value from the system
'¢ commissioning of local social prescribing connector schemes, enabling all general practices, local authorities and other agencies to refer people with
wider social needs to community-based support
'¢ collaborative working amongst all local partners at a 'place-based' local level, to recognise the value of community groups and assets and to enable people
to build or rebuild friendships, community connections and a sense of belonging, as well as accessing existing services.
The guide provides best practice advice, not statutory guidance.