Social Prescribing Programme of the year

Social Prescribing Programme 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.

Social Prescribing Programme of the year

This award recognises a Social Prescribing programme that has been running for at least 1 year or more and has made outstanding positive social prescribing impact powering up community wellbeing. It must demonstrate an all round excellence in social prescribing practice.

2020 Winner:

• H4All

2020 Finalists:
• Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council
• Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership
• H4All- Winner
• Merton Voluntary Service Council- Highly Commended
• Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Judging criteria:

  1. Effective service delivery systems and tools
  2. Innovation, creativity and sustainability
  3. Co-production and community involvement
  4. Supporting and developing team
  5. Inspires others and shares learning
  6. Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and equality
  7. Continuous improvement
  8. Social innovator-demonstrates creative ways of meeting social needs
  9. Flexibility in approach
  10. Challenges faced and how they have overcome them
  11. How they have worked in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders
  12. 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