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Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Ways to Wellness

00A newly-formed organisation called Ways to Wellness has developed an innovative ‘social prescribing’ programme which can help up to 11,000 people in the west of Newcastle to improve their health.

The seven-year programme will use non-medical interventions to achieve sustained lifestyle change and improved self-care among people with long-term health conditions like diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Services will be delivered by four social sector organisations: Changing Lives, First Contact Clinical, HealthWORKS Newcastle and Mental Health Concern.

The programme is funded by a social impact bond commissioned by the former Newcastle West CCG, Big Lottery Fund’s Commissioning Better Outcomes and the Cabinet Office’s Social Outcomes Fund.

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