Social Prescribing works closely with Primary Care, when our local Primary Care Networks began to think about the enormous task of vaccinating thousands of people we began to think about how we could best support. With many different communities across the area we made ourselves available to implement bespoke support for each area, as their need required.
We are currently supporting vaccination hubs in Louth, Mablethorpe, Spilsby, Boston, and Stamford. Our Area Officers have recruited hundreds of volunteers who are now enjoying supporting their local community. Our link workers have managed car parking and outdoor waiting areas; observed those who have been vaccinated during their 15 minute wait; checked in people arriving at the centre; provided admin support to vaccinators; managed the flow of people through the centre; and provided rota support to ensure there are enough volunteers at each session.
LCVS are proud to support the herculean effort that is making a massive impact in our battle with Covid-19. In this short video just a handful of those involved give a snapshot of what being part of this response has meant to them. We are especially grateful to the patient who was kind enough to talk about her experience of the vaccination centre.