Wiki Tag: Community assets

Asset Mapping

Description: Asset mapping is an essential component of social prescribing, and describes the mapping of community assets to provide an inventory and depiction of a communities resources. Asset mapping helps to ensure that the social prescribing practitioner is able to make an appropriate referral for the individual, based upon their knowledge of what community assets are… Read more »

Asset-Based Approach

Description: An asset-based approach involves mobilising the skills and knowledge of individuals and the connections and resources within communities and organisations, rather than focusing on problems and deficits. The approach fosters hope by shifting the focus from “what’s wrong with us” to “what’s right with us”. It assumes that, even though there may be problems,… Read more »

Signposting and Active Signposting

Description: Active signposting is the form of signposting most commonly employed by those in a social prescribing practitioner role. Signposting is a very light touch form of social prescribing which involves simply pointing the individual in the direction of potentially useful or helpful community assets. By comparison, active signposting, which forms part of the light,… Read more »