The Social Prescribing Awards 2019
As part of our continuing commitment to the importance of social prescribing, the National Garden Scheme is sponsoring the Award for Best Largest Project at this year’s Social Prescribing Awards run by the Social Prescribing Network, the College of Medicine and the University of Westminster, organised by Chamberlain Dunn.
“Inactivity and isolation are major causes of ill-health, not only can they reduce life expectancy by about ten years, but they also contribute to the growing pressure on GP and hospital services,” says social prescribing pioneer, Professor Sam Everington. “Getting people motivated, setting them on a path to new activities and opportunities are vital for the improved health and wellbeing of thousands of people, and gardens and gardening tick so many of those boxes. Social prescribing is here to stay.”
In this new initiative, there are four award categories open for entry:
Award for best larger project sponsored by the National Garden Scheme
Award for best local project sponsored by Social Farms & Gardens
Innovator of the Year
Award for the best nature based project in the Year of Green Action sponsored by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The submission deadline for entries is 5pm on 10 June 2019. To find out more click here.
The winners will be celebrated during the International Social Prescribing Network Conference being held at the University of Westminster on 11 and 12 July 2019.
If you have any questions regarding the awards please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8334 4500.