There’s been a lot of discussion recently about social prescribing.
With a number of pilots showing promising results, and more and more areas exploring how such a system could work for their communities, there is no doubt that social prescribing is one of the topics of the moment.
But what exactly is social prescribing, and what implications does it have for partnership working?
Compact Voice recently responded to the Labour party consultation “renewing our bond with the third sector”. The consultation, which covered a range of issues from volunteering to procurement to the independence of the sector, is part of a wider policy review which will help Labour develop its manifesto for 2015.
The Labour consultation was a chance for us to make recommendations on the future of partnership working in three key areas: supporting charities to grow and thrive; procurement; and a strong independent voice.