How community sport and physical activity can play a bigger role in social prescribing
18th March, 15th April, 20th May 2021, webinars start at 10.00 am BST
Connecting Communities 1 10 am (GMT) 18th March
How community sports and physical activity providers can engage and enable communities to be active, move more and get involved in sport.
Social prescribing in physical activity is already happening and here's how. Various community sports providers are already delivering services for their communities and serving inactive and unengaged people. They often use innovative, yet simple, methods and solutions and make people feel really welcome and included. Often, they also attract more volunteers and community partners and become #MoreThanAClub and #MoreThanSport and they benefit greatly from that.
This webinar will provide participants with unique thoughts, tools and to-dos on how to connect with their communities
Connecting Communities 2 10 am (GMT) 15th April
Raising the profile of community sports and physical activity providers as places and partners for engaging with inactive and unengaged people
It has been claimed that community sports providers could, and should, be more involved with providing social prescribing services and that they are not visible enough with social prescribers.
So, there are great opportunities and scope for GPs and link workers to increase their awareness and engagement with local clubs and groups providing community sport and physical activity.
This webinar will highlight how social prescribers and link workers are already engaging with community sport and physical activity providers and how everybody is benefitting from that.
Connecting Communities 3 10 am (GMT) 20th May
Developing new partnerships and initiatives to engage more people in innovative ways.
Social prescribing by community sports providers has the potential to become a UK wide programme with multiple pathways, including corporate and self-referral mechanisms into community activities to improve physical and mental health. Such a scheme should be designed and developed with the health sector and relevant delivery and research partners, working with the Active Partnerships, governing bodies and CVS networks amongst others.
But we could also benefit from developing partnerships with major retailers as they have community engagement, customers, branding and car parks and often employ Community Champions and with other community-focused businesses.
This webinar will give participants case-studies and ideas on how to take their social prescribing programme to a different level.
Sports Marketing Network (SMN) is a unique organisation where physical activity and community sports providers can share best practice on how to become vibrant, visible and viable and develop innovative and enterprising enterprises. We have been described as positive disruptors and we have worked with a wide range of sport, physical activity and community organisations helping them to adapt, change and become better equipped to the changing landscape.
More than 4000 community sports providers from across the have participated in one of our Grow Your Club workshops, benefitted from 1:2:1 consultancy and mentoring, attended one of our conferences, participated in one of our webinars or read one of our Guides, so we have developed an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges for the enterprise and innovation aspects of community sport and physical activity.