Social prescribing receives boost to ease coronavirus impact

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) has been granted £5 million to improve health and wellbeing as the country recovers from COVID-19.

NASP works with partners to create project, for example, to give people access to sport, arts and a social environment. Current partners include the Arts Council England, Natural England, Money and Pensions Service, NHS Charities Together, Sport England and NHS England.

James Sanderson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, said:

“Now more than ever, the pandemic has shown the value of social prescribing in helping people to stay connected, feel supported and to maintain their wellbeing.

“The National Academy for Social Prescribing has an ambitious agenda to support people to live the best life they can by accessing support in their local communities based on what matters to them. We will be working with key partners across national and local government, the NHS, and the voluntary and community sector to build the support structures necessary to enable social prescribing to thrive.

Find out more about the current NASP projects in the Government’s funding announcement.

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Published 17. August 2020 in News, News UK, Press Release