The Community Asset Navigator 'Social Prescribing' programme will stop accepting referrals at 5pm on the 30th September 2019. This is following a decision by commissioners in Bolton to not extend the original 2 year funding agreement.
It has been agreed by commissioners that until 31st March 2020, 9 Social Prescribing Link Workers from within the health service will be redeployed. This is through NHS England funding and the staff will be shared across newly formed GP Networks. If you’re looking for local social prescribing support in Bolton, you can contact your GP Practice.
It is the intention that Health and Social care partners will design a new approach to Social Prescribing in Bolton and Bolton CVS will share more information about that process once we have it.
You can continue to find information about local community groups and organisations and volunteering opportunities by visiting the Bolton CVS website (www.boltoncvs.org.uk) or contacting the team on 01204 546 010. Our 'Find a group' function is available here: https://www.boltoncvs.org.uk/find-a-group where you can search for local activities.
You can read the full press release below, together with the programme update to 31st March 2019 to find out more about the impact and success of the programme.