Making Sense of Social Prescribing

Produced by University of Westminster this report is a handy guide for anyone wanting to understand what social prescribing is and why its relevant to us now more than ever.

The guide includes practical advice and checklists for setting up a scheme and evaluating them. The follow up report in 2020 What does successful social prescribing look like? brings the discussion up to date is also a useful resource. This additional report is available here.

Social prescribing is an opportunity to implement a sustained structural change to how a person moves between professional sectors and into their community. To fully address the social determinants of health, social prescribing schemes view a person not as a ‘condition’ or disability, but quite simply as a person.