The local voluntary and community sector provides a wide range of services to support the health and wellbeing of residents in Kensington and Chelsea. It also works closely alongside colleagues from the Council and local NHS services to help inform the local health agenda. Currently, Social Prescribing is on the National agenda but what is it?
What is Social Prescribing?
Social prescribing works alongside and supports traditional medical interventions by linking people up to voluntary and community groups and other non-clinical services. Social prescribing is a way to help people make positive changes in their lives by giving them the knowledge, skills and the confidence to do so.
What is Self-Care?
Self-Care is the actions that people take to maintain and improve their own health and wellbeing.
KCSC support the voluntary and community sector to provide Self-Care/Social Prescribing services to the community by advocating for funding and managing contracts.
KCSC currently manages two Social Prescribing schemes and a Directory: