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Social Prescribing Link Worker Webinar Series – Carers

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Please note: you will receive a Microsoft Teams link via email on the day of the webinar. 

Social Prescribing National Webinar Series

Across the UK today 6.5 million peoples are carers, supporting a loved one, who is older, disabled or seriously ill.  That is 1 in 8 adults who care, unpaid for family and friends.  Many carers are stretched, juggling family life and their caring responsibilities, many are also themselves struggling with poor health.  There is also an estimated 3.7 million working carers in England and wales, with a growing number of people playing a dual role, balancing their jobs with caring responsibilities.

The pandemic, the restrictions with lock down and the risks associated with COVID-19 have all had a significant impact on the role of carers, preventing them getting a break, balancing caring, family life and often paid work, have all come in to sharp focus since the pandemic began.  Reflecting the role of carers and the impact caring often has on a person’s health, we will be exploring the role and opportunities for social prescribing.

The learning outcomes for this webinar are:  

  • Raise awareness of carers health and how social prescribing can help
  • Explore the national social prescribing agenda and carers
  • How can social prescribing make a Difference for Carers and the value of having carers’ organisations hosting link workers
  • Time for questions