National launch of Derbyshire’s Link Worker Manifesto

A group of Derbyshire Link Workers co-produced this Link Worker Manifesto as part of an artist led support programme, designed by Arts Derbyshire, during the pandemic lock downs.

It is an expression of why this group of Link Workers believe their role exists; what they think the potential of their practice is and what they need in order to achieve that potential. As Social Prescribing fundamentally relies on cross-sector, collaborative working, in which the medical model sits alongside the social, the Manifesto is ultimately intended as a provocation to ask whether there is real collective vision for this work is and to question whether we are all on the same page, locally, regionally and nationally.

During this national launch of the Manifesto, you will hear from some of the Link Workers involved, alongside Deborah Munt from Arts Derbyshire, and from Public Health in Derbyshire County Council, who commissioned the work.

A panel of invited guests, representing health and culture, will then give their responses to the Manifesto. Confirmed so far are Dr Marie Polley (Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Social Prescribing Network), Nanjin Islam (Development Lead – Support for Social Prescribing, National Academy for Social Prescribing and Richard Ings (London area lead on arts in health, wellbeing and criminal justice, Arts Council England).

You can book your place at the launch here: and you can access full details about the programme of free events for Creativity and Wellbeing Week events here: