A series of local engagement events will be taking place around Northamptonshire in June as part of NHCP plans to provide access to social prescribing across the county.

Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own physical and mental health by referring them to non-clinical services in their local community. These services could include leisure activities, social groups, exercise and healthy lifestyle advice, and more.

The forthcoming engagement events are aimed at people who might use social prescribing services, the voluntary and community organisations which could provide the services, and health and social care professionals who would be involved in prescribing.

As well as helping to create a better understanding of what social prescribing will mean to the people of Northamptonshire, the events will seek to identify what kinds of services will be of the greatest benefit and how we can ensure ease of access; how to make sure all interested providers have the opportunity to participate in some way; and what will need to be done to maximise the beneficial impact.

The events will be used to further develop plans for social prescribing in Northamptonshire and will be in the form of three half-day workshops, taking place as follows:

  • Brampton Heath Golf Club
    Tuesday 18 June, 9am-1pm
  • Mercure Hotel, Daventry
    Wednesday 19 June, 9am-1pm
  • Holiday Inn, Corby
    Thursday 20 June, 9am-1pm

To register an interest in attending one of the workshops, email nhcp.communications@nhs.net.

Places are limited and organisers are keen to ensure the events have representation from a broad range of communities, organisations and health and care professions, so it may not be possible for all those who register to attend.