Social Prescribing recognised by the National Association of Link Workers

We are delighted to announce that Social Prescribing in Merton was awarded Highly Commended last week at the online Social Prescribing Programme of the year award - organised by the National Association of Link Workers. 

We are pleased to have been recognised as a social prescribing programme that has made an outstanding positive social prescribing impact powering up community wellbeing and has demonstrated an all-round excellence in social prescribing practice.   

Ben Halschka, Head of Social Prescribing, is thrilled his team has been recognised, “Our team of 9 Social Prescribers, and all our partners involved in this fantastic initiative, truly deserve to be recognised for such a prestigious award. We work very hard to ensure that individuals in Merton, get access to support within the community." 

Social Prescribing is a project of MVSC working in partnership with the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group, Merton Council, Merton GP Practices and the voluntary and community sector.