Elemental - Social Prescribing Platform: Making it easier to refer, connect, support, measure and report on Social Prescribing (#2639)

Idea Description
Supplementary Information
Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Elemental’s Social Prescribing platform is an easy to use, cloud-based, responsive platform that enables community referrals to be implemented, measured and delivered across numerous health and social care scenarios.
Overview of Innovation:
Elemental Software, is a Tech For Good company with the purpose of engaging & empowering people & communities towards better health outcomes. This involves creating meaningful connections between people & their communities to address the wider determinants of health & to reduce health inequalities.

Elemental’s approach in reaching more people & connecting them into community-based programmes & services such as walking groups, healthy cooking courses & mindfulness sessions led them to create a platform that gives health & social care providers ease, peace of mind & quality assurance in making, receiving & reviewing community referrals otherwise known as Social Prescribing.

The team at Elemental has been at the forefront of mobilising communities towards better health, education & employment for the past 30 years combined. Their experience led them to see that despite millions of pounds being spend on preventing conditions like obesity, diabetes & depression the challenge remained in engaging those most at risk. Chronic conditions are rising & so too are the costs. Elemental know that involving someone in creating their own health risk prevention plan is key to empowering them towards living better quality lives.

With The Elemental Platform you can:
  • Facilitate more people accessing & engaging in Self Care Programmes in your area
  • Reduce the amount of time between referral & first engagement
  • Connect different stakeholders in your area (VCSE, Health/Social Care & communities) providing more choice for what matters to the individual
  • Provide performance related metrics & analysis around referral activity across teams, locations & types of healthcare establishments
  • Minimise the risk of people ‘opting out’ of programmes
  • Develop the capacity of your workforce across multiple sites
  • Reduce administrative tasks & free up more time to support individuals
  • Measure the progress & impact of programmes
Despite all of our best efforts we tend to work in separate silos. We can’t all be expected to know everything that’s happening in someone’s local community. Whether you are a resident, GP, social worker, commissioner, social prescriber or community provider we don’t always have the time to source information & make connections that positively impact on someone’s life. We could do this alone, but it wouldn’t be as effective. By connecting resources, people, programmes, partners & strategies we can support those in need so that no-one is left behind.

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Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
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Have trials in the West Midlands now started?
Hi Bethan,

Yes it has here's some more info https://elementalsoftware.co/bromford-kick-off-digital-social-prescribing-project-housing-elemental/ 


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