Social prescribing forms a huge part of Together Co’s ethos so we were delighted to be awarded for our work at the 4th UK Annual Social Prescribing Link Worker Day.
The event, which took place on May 19, celebrated and raised awareness of the Social Prescribing Link Workers’ impact and role in transforming healthcare for everyone.
Together Co won the award for ‘Social Prescribing Partnership of the Year’, recognising our work with local partners to ensure all communities can access social prescribing in a way that suits them.
Social prescribing supports people who might be feeling stuck or alone. Link workers offer time and space to clients to rebuild their confidence and connections.
Nia Wildblood, Social Prescribing Operational Lead, said: “We are delighted to have won the #LinkWorkerDay2022 award for Social Prescribing Partnership of the Year.
“Our work with the Trust for Developing Communities, Sussex Interpreting Services, Friends, Families and Travellers, and Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard, helps reduce health inequalities in Brighton and Hove, by providing support from specialist link workers who can empathise more directly with the experiences of clients from these groups.
“Together Co is committed to improving access to social prescribing and making sure that anyone who feels stuck, worried, or unsure about where to get help can speak to someone who understands and help them to navigate local services and activities in a way that works for them.
“A huge well done to our fantastic, dedicated team!”
The Judges said: “Together Co’s Brighton and Hove Social Prescribing Plus Partnership is a strong example of using social prescribing to address health inequalities, and an inspiration for integrated social prescribing partnerships.
“The breadth of Partnership, the recruitment of Social Prescribing Link Workers with lived experience to reach people from minority groups, the focus on those groups that find it hardest to engage positively with conventional services, and the qualitative and quantitative evidence demonstrating the impact of this approach, made them outstanding.”
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