Kingston's new social prescribing programme, Connected Kingston is a whole system approach to social prescribing for the borough of Kingston. Connected Kingston will become a key tool for workers from the statutory and VCS sectors who engage with service users, allowing them to identify and refer people to local services to improve their wellbeing.
This training for frontline staff will provide an introduction to the Connected Kingston system and look at how you can use this to enhance your day to day service to Kingston's communities, helping you to become a 'Connected Kingston Champion'. We will introduce you to Making Every Contact Count, a national initiative to support those who have contact with the public to talk about their health and well-being; and provide some helpful tools for having a strength based approach to conversations.
During the training you will:
- find out how to use Connected Kingston in everyday interactions with your clients, customers, patients and colleagues
- understand social prescribing and the model adopted in Kingston
- learn how to have strength based conversations
- find out how you can connect people who are isolated, vulnerable or have higher levels of need, to the Community Connector Service.
For more information on open training sessions, follow this link to Connected Kingston's online events booking.