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New social prescribing culturally responsive elearning session now available

Louise Garrahan, 12 April 2022
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A new elearning resource on culturally responsive practice has now been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s Social Prescribing – Learning for Link Workers programme.

Culturally responsive practice is the capacity to provide effective services, considering the cultural beliefs, behaviours and needs of people: it is therefore made up of cultural awareness, knowledge and sensitivity as well as the promotion of anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice.

The module has been developed by NHS England and NHS Improvement, with support from an expert steering group, to help learners reflect upon, and build their knowledge and skills, in providing culturally responsive practice.

The module aims to develop an understanding of what is meant by culturally responsive practice and enables social prescribing link workers (SPLWs) to gain confidence in navigating and responding to the varied needs of the people they support.

On completion of the programme, learners will be able to:

  • define cultural responsiveness and explore how to develop this in their practice
  • draw on approaches, frameworks and examples showing how culture influences our beliefs, attitudes and behaviours
  • identify some of their own biases and assumptions about others, for reflection and insight
  • Increase confidence in being able to promote equality and challenge discrimination in their own or other’s practice.

Other SPLWs working in different settings within health and care systems may also find this programme useful, as will link worker supervisors.

For more information and to access the module, please visit the Social Prescribing – Learning for Link Workers programme page.

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