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Social prescribing software

Our social prescribing software helps health and social care professionals, community development workers, and others connect individuals with a wide range of social, emotional, or practical needs to social prescribing link workers.

 

Who, in turn, will connect individuals to non-clinical programmes, services, and events in their local community. Ensuring that the people in your communities become better connected and build resilience while simultaneously helping you bring absolute precision to how you measure the impact of your community investment. 

 

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Why use our social prescribing software?

To help improve the lives of individuals, families, and their carers, social prescribing software will:  

  • aid multi-sector partnership working, helping you and the people in your community make the best decisions possible 
  • help you build confidence that your social prescribing network is connected within the communities you serve 
  • provide you with the capability to design, implement, measure and report on effective models and approaches to social prescribing  
  • integrate the stakeholders in your health and wellbeing community, such as GPs, link Workers, VCSE organisations, housing professionals, further and higher education institutions and employment support agencies 
  • refer people into community-based programmes, services, and interventions, and assess the positive impact of these activities 
  • establish, scale and measure the effectiveness of social prescribing and health management activities for each individual
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Benefits of social prescribing software for

Local Authorities

Commissioners

GPs

Link Workers

Education

Local Authorities

Our digital social prescribing platform helps bridge the gap between health, housing, community, and voluntary and local government, providing you with the tools you need to improve and protect social care and physical and mental for your population by: 

  • providing interoperability with systems in health, housing and the VCSE  
  • enabling you to make, manage, and report on referrals for your citizens, and the impact and uptake of all council-funded services 
  • focusing on mental health services, identifying hotspots and service provision gaps 
  • empowering communities to enhance and manage their health improvement journeys through self-referral pathways and co-produced personalised care plans 
  • Strengthening community support and helping to build VCSE sector capacity 

Commissioners

Commissioners in health need to reach the hardly reached in their community and justify expenditure on commissioned programmes and services.  

Our social prescribing solution helps them to: 

  • monitor and track the status of social prescribing referrals, calculate and evidence the health and social value of alleviating health inequalities, and provide evidence-based outcomes  
  • demonstrate the impact of social prescribing programmes and services, helping to inform the future design of services 
  • create bespoke social prescribing programmes suited to the needs of the community 
  • generate data at a neighbourhood, locality, and regional level  
  • help prove that their commissioned services are value for money 

GPs

GPs are under a tremendous amount of pressure to make the right call, to keep patients safe, ease the strain on the front line and ensure patients get the care they need.  

Access social prescribing software provides GPs with the ability to: 

  • access safe, secure effective referral pathways 
  • monitor the impact of the social prescribing referral 
  • access several programmes and support initiatives in the local community 
  • report on evidence that supports the delivery of Health/ Social objectives and other national and regional policies  
  • empower patients to access Link Worker support without having to come to the practice  

Link Workers

Link Workers have a critical role in helping to reduce the demand for GP services.  

Our social prescribing software enables them to: 

  • receive referrals from numerous sources such as GPs, social workers, crisis support teams, community paramedics 
  • manage caseloads with ease and confidence 
  • report at an individual, cohort, or locality level on referrals, the services people are engaging in, and the difference the service is making to the individual’s life 
  • monitor the impact of the social prescribing referral on patient activation 
  • carry out baseline assessments with patients and co-create wellbeing plans based on the outcomes 

Education

Our social prescribing software delivers a sustainable and replicable approach to tackling wellbeing challenges grounded in social prescribing, revolutionising the way students access wellbeing support.  

Further and higher education institutions can: 

  • connect students with non-clinical services within and beyond the University  
  • allow students to self-refer themselves into community support  
  • measure and report on the impact of their Student Wellbeing programmes 
  • embed a clear referral pathway and provide support when needed 
  • reduce avoidable GP appointments and NHS escalations, saving time, cost, and resources 
  • produce a sustainable social prescribing model addressing the identified well-being needs of all students 
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Social prescribing FAQs 

What is social prescribing? 

How does social prescribing work? 

What is social prescribing? 

Social prescribing is a growing movement that connects people with a range of non-clinical programmes, services, and events in their local community – such as walking groups, mental health counselling, debt management advice, employability skills, volunteering, family fitness, healthy cooking programmes, mindfulness sessions, and the ‘green prescription’ of gardening and food growing.   

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How does social prescribing work? 

Our social prescribing software enables you to create bespoke social prescribing programmes suited to the needs of your community and to facilitate more people to access and engage in social prescribing services. 

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South Dublin County Partnership

I’m on the software all the time, it’s really easy to use, and, as a former nurse, I find the measuring tools invaluable.

Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

The software has halved the time it takes from assessing needs to finding services that will help. It's so important because we have to act fast to help clients stay motivated to make changes that will improve their health & wellbeing.