Enhancing and expanding health and wellbeing activities in local parks would benefit local communities. However, this could result in wildlife conservation being given a lower priority.
A Parks Charitable Trust could work with health organisations, offering health activities in return for funding. Health organisations might include the clinical commissioning groups that commission health services in local areas. Social prescribing might be used to offer non-medical ways of improving health and wellbeing – for example by prescribing exercise, exposure to the natural environment, volunteering etc…
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