Best Heritage Social Prescribing Project in the Social Prescribing Awards 2024

We are delighted to announce the Restoration Trust has won the Best Heritage Social Prescribing Project in the Social Prescribing Awards 2024, for our ‘Heritage Linkworker – Heritage for Wellbeing Project’. Participant volunteers Rob Fairclough and Phil Wells attended the conference and the NASP awards ceremony where they accepted the award on behalf of the Restoration Trust.

Pictured left to right is Sian Brand – chair of the Social Prescribing Network, Rob Fairclough – Restoration Trust, Phil Wells – Restoration Trust, Charlotte Osborn-Forde – CEO of NASP, and Dr Michael Dixon – Chair of the College of Medicine and Head of the Royal Medical Household.

The Heritage Linkworker – Heritage for Wellbeing (H4W) project facilitates weekly H4W groups in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Lowestoft, accessing heritage places and spaces throughout East Anglia. It has helped people who live with mental health issues through engagement with archaeology, ancient landscapes, local history, historic places and spaces and archives.

The project’s success is largely due to the forming of ‘heritage for wellbeing groups’ where people come together with a curiosity about heritage.

The project has been funded by Historic England with additional funding from Norfolk Community Foundation and Adnams Community Trust – Adnams PLC

To find out more about the Restoration Trust and its work, please contact Darren France [email protected]