Providing social welfare legal advice for patients: An ARC North Thames case study

07 Apr 2021

A NIHR ARC North Thames-funded project, to investigate partnership models for integrating social welfare advice into healthcare, was featured as a leading case study for a Greater London Authority virtual event.

The webinar, led by the Bromley by Bow Centre, aimed to explore approaches to collaboration between social prescribing and welfare advice services, focusing on the potential that a joined-up approach can have to improving the social determinants of health for society’s most vulnerable.

ARC researcher Sarah Beardon from the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London (UCL) presented her PhD project as part of this event. You can watch Sarah's presentation in the video below.

You can also download Sarah's slides here

This project focuses on ‘health-justice partnerships’, which exist across the UK, and address poverty-related causes of poor health and health inequality, and support patients with the welfare consequences of illness. The project is exploring the diverse ways these partnerships are implemented in practice, and aims to inform the successful design and delivery of these partnerships, supporting current and future practice.

Find out more about the 'Integrated legal advice and health services' project.

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