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Thriving Communities is the national support programme initiated by the National Academy for Social Prescribing in response to the impact and challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. It’s aimed at helping voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations share learning, ideas and best practice. By developing partnerships and fostering new connections we hope to create a stronger voluntary and community sector for social prescribing to take root and communities to thrive.

The South East Regional Lead for Thriving Communities is Esther Watts. Esther and the team work with organisations delivering social prescribing in their local communities and the local voluntary and community sector organisations providing the activity which social prescribers need to refer to, as well as listening to the needs of link workers and strategic partners.

Esther works with National Academy for Social Prescribing partner organisations in the South East: Arts Council, Sport England, Natural England and Money and Pensions Service, Historic England, NAVCA, NHS England & Improvement and the local representatives of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Thriving Communities – Learning Together 2022/23 Registration – South East Region

To register for Learning Together South East Programme and Network please complete this SurveyMonkey questionnaire:

Who is the Learning Together Programme for?

Learning Together is open to voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations, social prescribing leaders, link workers and anyone working across the South East of England region that is interested or involved in developing social prescribing infrastructure.

How much does it cost?

The South East Learning Together programme and network are FREE to join.

What does it involve? 

The programme runs a series of webinars and meetings including information about what social prescribing is and how it works, thematic webinars based on geography, green social prescribing, physical activity, arts, culture and heritage, financial vulnerability and children and young people’s social prescribing.  We offer optional development opportunities and training, for example, group coaching and Action Learning Sets as part of the programme.

Registration is open and is via a SurveyMonkey questionnaire below. By completing the form you agree to be contacted via email by the following Thriving Communities partners in relation to social prescribing and the Learning Together programme:

  • The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP)
  • South-East of England Regional Thriving Communities programme team at Crawley Community Action and any approved training partners
  • Thriving Communities programme partners: Sport England, Natural England, Arts Council England, the Money and Pensions Service, Historic England, NAVCA, and NHS England & Improvement

Register Here:

If you are interested but need more information, please book a meeting with Esther Watts by emailing:

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