The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) is an independent community benefit society which works across Birmingham and beyond to improve people’s health and wellbeing. We provide 1000s of free activities for citizens and patients across the city every month, running group-based activities and connecting people to each other and their community. Our mission is to:
Use social and physical activity, guided by innovation and insight, to create stronger and more resilient communities
TAWS is a Community Benefit Society, which means that it is controlled by its membership (users, communities, partners and stakeholders) and any surpluses must be reinvested for the benefit of the community. It has charitable purposes and is treated as a charity by HMRC. TAWS aims to remove barriers to participation for citizens to ensure that they can live healthy, connected lives.
Key Responsibilities of the Active Communities Link Worker:
To provide a holistic social prescribing service to patients as part of a Sport England funded programme aimed at getting people more socially and physically active. The role will link with GP practices and Primary Care Network social prescribers and community services to ensure that patients are connected to local activities that support them to improve their health and wellbeing. Key to the role will be the ability to work in partnership with health, adult social care and the community and voluntary sector to support patients to improve their health, building resilience and stronger connections in their community. As well as working with GP practices, the postholder will link with the wider (Sport England funded) Active Communities workstreams. The postholder will work as part of a wider team assisting with the coordination and delivery of a range of activities.
You will be providing a holistic assessment, co-designing a social prescription to improve health and well-being outcomes for individuals with a longer-term outcome of reducing the number of clinical /medical interventions required through our Holistic Interventions (HI) Model. The successful candidate will be expected to work in co-design with patients and health professionals to develop interventions and activities that patients will benefit from to improve their wellbeing and a key part of the role is delivering such interventions.
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A tailored CV and cover letter will be required to enter the shortlisting process, which should be submitted via email FAO Michelle Howard no later than 12 noon on the 17th March.