What is Cultural Prescribing?
Cultural prescribing can include self-referral or referral from family members in addition to referrals of a healthcare professional for lonely and isolated older people to community and voluntary organisations and services that offer a variety of existing locally available art and cultural options. In some cultural prescribing services if there is a gap in a particular community activity local community, voluntary partners and local healthcare professionals can work together, where relevant, to address this need.
While this is targeted at older people it can be accessible to everyone over the age of 18. Where it is available professional healthcare support and cultural prescribing can also address mental health concerns.