What is social prescribing?
Social prescribing, which is often known as a community referral, allows health professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services, such as adult education.
At the WEA, we have a long history of working with adults who are dealing with life’s challenges, and we often find that social prescribing can help alleviate these issues.
Social prescribing has always been part of the WEA offer.
We recognise that adult education can be a great option when looking at social prescribing routes, as it helps people make positive life choices, as well as helping to improve mental and physical health.
Our research, as seen in our WEA Impact Report, demonstrates that of those who had taken part in a WEA course: