Author: NHSE

Resource Type: Guidance & toolkit

Categories: Communities and social prescribing

Publishing body: NHS

The purpose of the social prescribing link worker (SPLW) workforce development framework is to:

Provide clear and consistent standards for SPLW practice, including their knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Provide guidance on the support, supervision, and learning and development offer required from employers to support SPLWs.

Promote the development of a strong and capable workforce of SPLWs and their future development.

Support improved quality and consistency of social prescribing and reduced variation in outcome and access standards.

Demonstrate the benefits of SPLWs working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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