Community Group of the Year

Community Group of the Year

National Association of Link Workers was delighted to present the inaugural Social Prescribing #LinkWorkerDay2020 Awards Ceremony on 8th October 2020 to celebrate Social Prescribing Link Workers impact and recognise all those who have made outstanding contributions to powering up community wellbeing.

Community Group of the Year (Sponsored by The National Academy for Social Prescribing)

This award recognises a local community group who are filling identified gaps in provisions for the benefit of the community, using their own initiative to tackle social needs. This community group is passionate about their cause and have developed strong resilience to overcome challenges and can demonstrate the outstanding difference they are making in their community. Individuals or group of people can apply. The community group needs to be in existence and has been running for a minimum of 1 year.

2020 Winner:

YAP (The Health and Social Care Alliance)

2020 Finalists:
• Highcliffe Medical Centre Practice Health champions (Highly commended)
• YAP (The Health and Social Care Alliance)- Winner
• The Affected Group (Community360)
• MHA-Hart and Rushmore Live at Home Scheme
• The Pollok Health Walk (The Health and Social Care Alliance)

Judging criteria:

  1. Gaps in service provision addressed
  2. Inspires others
  3. Challenges faced and how they have overcome them
  4. How they have worked with local Social Prescribing programme
  5. Improvement, development and sustainability
  6. Strength of evidence of impact

Judges

  1. Dr Farzana Hussain, GP & Clinical Director of Newham Central PCN, Co-Chair of the PCN Network at NHS Confederation
  2. Sian Lockwood OBE, Chief Executive of Community Catalysts
  3. Christiana Melam, Chief Executive of National Association of Link Workers
  4. Margaret Mulley, National Association of Link Workers Board Member
  5. Kelly Austin, Social Prescribing Link Worker & National Association of Link Workers Board Member
  6. Jane Soothill, National Association of Link Workers Board Member

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