The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) has been awarded a contract to deliver a wide range of Social Prescribing opportunities for County Durham residents.
PCP has secured the deal along with partners Leisureworks, Jack Drum Arts, East Durham Trust, 2D, Waddington Street Centre and Aspire.
This new and exciting service aims to provide access to social prescribing interventions for the improvement of mental health and the development of emotional resilience.
PCP chief executive Carol Gaskarth said: “All seven partners are thrilled that local voluntary sector organisations will be delivering this exciting new service for the people of County Durham.
“Our local knowledge, understanding of the community and aim to improve health and wellbeing will ensure that services are designed to meet local needs.
“In addition to a comprehensive outreach programme our hubs in Newton Aycliffe, Stanely, Peterlee and Barnard Castle will be provide a range of activities including education, volunteering and arts on prescription.
“The service will also co-ordinate access into books on prescription and ecotherapy. The service will formally launch in May so watch this space for more information about what is happening in your area.”
For further information regarding the Social Prescribing Service please contact [email protected]