It meant that pretty quickly we were able to share details of what support was out there as the situation changed. When the COVID lockdown was imposed, it left thousands of vulnerable people at risk of being isolated at home. During lockdown, the Institute has been supporting community groups in Devon and Cornwall, whose work usually involves bringing people together, to find alternative ways to provide support to the most vulnerable. St Austell Healthcare general practice working with the charity Volunteer Cornwall, devised a process to systematically identify and prioritise support to vulnerable people. They then created and trained a team of staff and volunteers to contact people, deliver food and medicine, and provide social interaction where it was needed.
Engage - Bringing people and art together
Social prescribing: a 'natural' community-based solution
Go back to previous page. My Story. I have always been a really positive, motivated person and a bit of a perfectionist. I was lucky enough to be working in my chosen career and I loved life. Then, around eight years ago, my whole life changed.
Across primary care there are stories of innovation in action. Learning from these case studies is vital to progress and the conversations they spark have the potential to shape the future of care. Useful Links. See full resource. Develop The Team.