Social Prescribing

Recognising that people’s health and wellbeing are determined by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, Social Prescribing address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.  It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

At Wesport, we are supporting 5 Physical Activity Link Worker roles across Bristol and South Gloucestershire with the aim of improving health and wellbeing outcomes for residents through movement, physical activity, and sport.   The Physical activity link workers are there to support individuals starting their journey into exercise and movement as well as providing the link between community organisations and the health system.  The Physical Activity Link Workers provide signposting, guidance and support into a wide range of movement and physical activities for everyone, helping individuals to improve their physical and mental health, and gently building communities and support networks.

Physical Activity Social Prescribing Project report

In January 2022, Wesport were commissioned by Bristol City Council to deliver a physical activity social prescribing project across the city, utilise physical activity and movement to engage individuals impacted by the pandemic. The project aimed to advocate for physical activity to improve health inequalities experienced by residents by increase access to physical activity opportunities across the city.

Read the full report and news article here

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