social prescribing

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Between 2014 and 2022, CAVA delivered ConnectWELL,
a way to improve your life your way.

improve health & wellbeing

ConnectWELL aimed to identify what matters to a person and then link an individual to a range of non-medical community activities and organisations to help improve health and wellbeing. This often included: advice and information services, community groups, leisure activities, lunch clubs, self-help groups, specialist interest groups, sporting activities, and lots lots more. ONE quick easy referral form, enabled people to have a consultation with us to signpost them to as many of the 1200+ activities and services available in Rugby as would help them to improve their health and wellbeing. Our pathway included ConnectWELL Health Buddies to offer support and encouragement to attend the signposted services.

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Volunteers Working at Donation Center

Connectwell awards

The ConnectWELL volunteer team in Rugby won the Pride of Rugby Team of the Year Award in 2018, and were also finalists in this category in 2015 and 2017. A member of the team was a finalist for the Innovation and Development category of University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire’s Outstanding Service and Care Awards (OSCA) in 2018. In 2022, the team was a winner in the category of COVID initiative at the Rugby Borough Volunteer Awards.

For a further overview of the project’s success, please see the extended blog post by clicking here.

Quality Assurance

Over the years, funding was received from Rugby Health Primary Care Network, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group, the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme, Warwickshire County Council, and the UHCW RIPPLE project.

ConnectWELL worked with Quality for Health to promote quality assurance standards for groups and organisations delivering Health and Wellbeing Services.

When ConnectWELL signposts a person to an activity, it is the individual’s choice to follow up, attend and to ensure that they are satisfied that the Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation has appropriate policies and procedures in place.


Currently we are not open for referrals.

Volunteers Working at Donation Center

Data Protection

In line with our Privacy Policy ConnectWELL as a project of CAVA ensures that your data and privacy is protected. ConnectWELL will only contact individuals on the basis of a third party referral or self-referral where it is clear that you have consented to this referral. You can ask to see the data held on you at any time by contacting the project directly and have the right to ask for this information to be removed. Data will be processed and destroyed in line with GDPR guidelines and our data retention policy.

All information is securely stored and access restricted  and only used to ensure that community provision can be matched to the patient/individual referred.

Your information will never be shared with a third party without your individual consent unless a genuine safeguarding concern exists.

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For further information please contact us

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