Elemental feedback from commissioners, communities of practice and citizens about the shared learning regarding COVID and connected communities

3 August 2020

10 ways that Social prescribing provided an environment for community resilience to flourish during COVID

We’ve listened to our network of Elemental customers including 4,100 GPs, 108 Social Workers, 854 Link Workers and 51,318 people who benefit from their 939 programmes and services they deliver first hand. They’ve been telling us that demand for their services increased dramatically during COVID, that new referrals routes were established to support more people and that the strength of relationships formed between health and social care, housing, local gov and community sectors enabled them to get ahead of the crisis.  

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Social prescribing reaches more people than ever!

There are now over 51,000 people benefiting from #socialprescribing services managed through

We are so proud to see this number grow and know that so many people are now supported through #socialprescribing 

University of Salford partners with Elemental to promote newly developed occupational health, social prescribing planning and assessment tool

What the University of Salford have developed represents everything that effective social prescribing should be about, personalisation. When Link Workers are presented with patients with more complex needs, a tool like this can really enable them to co-create care plans that aren’t just off the shelf, but suited to their needs of their patients at a time when they need it. The research that underpins the development of this tool also emphasises the importance of the role that Occupational Therapists play in social prescribing. We’re delighted to now be able to offer this tool through our Core platform, and we can’t wait to see how it develops  

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We need your help

We’ve been selected as one of 10 shortlisted for this prestigious award #DL100 HealthTech Innovation of the year. Voting ends on 27 August 

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Elemental awarded Cambridge social innovation prize for Elemental’s pandemic response

We’re so happy to be awarded this title alongside 3 other inspiring social enterprises

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