Social prescribing vision

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6346
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What funding will the Greater London Authority family commit to making the aims of the social prescribing vision a reality?

Answer

Social prescribing vision

Social prescribing vision

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Social Prescribing Vision sets out a partnership vision for London. I am working closely with the NHS and other statutory and voluntary bodies to achieve my ambition that all Londoners, and importantly the most disadvantaged, will be able to access social prescribing by 2028.

In 2019/20, I have allocated £160,000 from the GLA Health budget to support the delivery of the vision, investing in building and growing a model for London, based on the priorities identified by partners and through recent public engagement.

I am investing in support for volunteering through Team London, as well as a wide range of community programmes which social prescribing rely on, as highlighted in my Culture and Food Strategies among others. The recent publication of the NHS Long-Term Plan signalled investment in social prescribing, and we will continue to work with partners to grow this in London.