Live Well Wakefield has been shortlisted in the category of Best Larger Social Prescribing Project in the Social Prescribing Awards 2021.

Live Well offers social prescribing services right across the Wakefield District and over the past 12 months has adapted their delivery to ensure the support remains available during the Covid-19 pandemic. In that time they have supported over 3,000 people to access services to improve their health and wellbeing and ensured vulnerable people have access to essentials like food and medication.

Service Manager Rebecca Bibbs had this to say about the news,

“I'm always very proud of Live Well Wakefield and the whole team, but this year I am particularly proud to be shortlisted for such an award. The team has not only supported thousands of people to get access to food, medication, social activities, financial support and much more but they have done this whilst feeling anxious, uncertain and fretful themselves. We've all had to pull together and support each other and we could not have done it without our partner organisations, so thank you to everyone in the Wakefield system that has supported us.”

The news came as part of a double header for the Live Well service as Advisor Darren Dooler was also shortlisted for the award for Most Inspirational Person. The award, Supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement aims to identify a person who has benefitted from a social prescribing scheme and has since gone on to help and support others. Darren, or Daz as he is better known, was nominated by his colleagues who recognised his inspirational journey and the impact he is now having on the lives of others through his work as a social prescribing advisor, self-management tutor and through the creation of S.M.a.S.H, the Self-help and Self-Management support group he helped establish and is heavily involved with.

The Awards

The awards will take place on the 4 March from 3.30pm – they will form part of the Social Prescribing Conference. Due to current restrictions the ceremony will take place online. Its free to attend, but you will need to register in advance – to do so, please click here.

Live Well Wakefield

For more information on the services on offer by Live Well Wakefield or to refer yourself please visit their website - https://www.livewellwakefield.nhs.uk/.