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£5 million for social prescribing to tackle the impact of COVID-19

By August 19, 2020National News

Published 16th August

Social prescribing to help tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and recovery from COVID-19

£5 million funding to support local community partnerships, encourage innovation and improve evidence base for social prescribing

Projects include football to support mental health, art for dementia, improving green spaces and singing to improve the effects of COVID-19

The National Academy for Social Prescribing has been awarded £5 million in funding to support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working with partners, including the Arts Council England, Natural England, Money and Pensions Service, NHS Charities Together, Sport England and NHS England, the academy will support a range of local community activities.

The funding will connect people to initiatives in their local communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing in response to the impact of COVID-19, including improved green spaces, singing and physical activities as well as access to tailored debt advice.

For more information go to the Government website

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