Ageless Thanet is a £3m Big Lottery Fund funded project (part of the national Fulfilling Lives campaign) which will run until 2020. The project is led by Social Enterprise Kent, and is a partnership of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations which have come together to improve physical and mental wellbeing, and reduce loneliness and social isolation, in older people. For the purposes of this project, “older people” have been defined by the Big Lottery Fund as those aged over 50.
Having been given a fantastic opportunity to trial a new and exciting Social Prescribing model here in Thanet, Ageless Thanet are currently recruiting a Social Prescribing Coordinator to join the team. The social prescribing model will look to support 50+ residents in improving their mental and physical health, reducing their levels of social isolation and loneliness and, more broadly, ensure they are getting the most out of life.
Taking referrals from GP practice staff and beyond, our Social Prescribing Coordinator will work to support participants with a range of health, social care, welfare advice and other support services that will help improve and enrich the client’s life. The role will require proactive engagement with healthcare professionals to stimulate referrals into the programme and with community-based providers of services and activities. Participants will be supported on an individual basis to identify activities that will improve their health and wellbeing. Participants interested in volunteering will be supported to access opportunities with brokerage.
For more details about the Social Prescribing Coordinator post, and how to apply, go to sekgroup.org.uk/job-sek/