Monday 18 November – 17:00 by invitation only
Leigh Suite, Westleigh Conference Centre
What role can dance play in the Social Prescribing movement?
UCLanDance are seeking partners to develop a new project within the context of Social Prescribing, specifically for our communities in Preston and Lancashire. We want to create a project that makes a difference to our local healthcare provision, addressing the needs of our communities and reducing current pressures on GP surgeries. To do this, we need to consult with the sector.
This consultation event will be an evening of connecting and discussion around the place for dance and somatic practice in the social prescribing movement. As a physical, creative and social art form, dance is a tool to providing holistic care and tackling health inequalities; working towards a sustainable healthcare system, to relieve current pressures on GPs and reliance on medication. But how do we apply this practice and research in a local context? We will hear from practitioners currently working with dance and somatic practice in the health care environment, alongside policy makers and social prescribing advocates from our local Lancashire NHS services.
Refreshments and a light dinner will be provided.
Please note that this is a closed event, by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please email UCLanDance@uclan.ac.uk.