WHO WE ARE
Our vision is 'Healthy, connected people and communities'. We improve health, empowering people and communities to live well and tackling the root causes of ill health including isolation, loneliness, disadvantage and frailty.
We are a charity established in 1975 to develop volunteering and communities, we are now leaders in social prescribing and other innovative approaches to improve wellbeing in communities.
We are ambitious about the impact we can have on health, and seek parity of esteem between social and clinical interventions. We believe age is not a barrier to good health, and we work to the World Health Organisation definition of health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
One of our partner commissioners says: "Involve Kent have an excellent knowledge of our client group and are professional and empathetic when it comes to meeting their needs. They understand the importance of a holistic approach and are able to sign post on to other services that may be beneficial to patients when appropriate this includes effectively understanding safeguarding and the importance of this within their work parameters."
Click here to read our annual report 2019/20
Click here to read our annual impact report 2018/19
WHAT WE DO
Develop resilient communities, developing volunteering, widening participation, developing, mapping, connecting and supporting local groups and communities
Empower and support Carers, enabling them to care well for others and improve their own health and wellbeing
Empower and connect people to improve health through quality social prescribing and community navigation services
Encourage, facilitate and support people with health problems to take part in enjoyable physical activity
Connect for independence, coordinating support for the most frail/unwell including transport, gardening, shopping, social opportunities and help at home, maintaining quality of life and improving wellbeing
Mainstream social prescribing, leading the movement to help health professionals recognise and address the social needs of their patients, as an integrated partner
•Excellence, rigour and integrity; striving for the highest standards
•Innovation, learning and continuously improving
•‘Can do’ approach- flexible, positive, responsive and agile
•Valuing difference with a ‘whole person’ approach, recognising diverse strengths and building resilience
•People first- responding with care and compassion to all
One of our partners says: "they have been able to respond to our business need and provide the clients and Council with an excellent level of service to a very vulnerable client group."