London Borough of Hounslow
The London Borough of Hounslow is a London borough in West London, England, forming part of Outer London. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. It is governed by Hounslow London Borough Council.
The following information about YVHSC is available on the CCGs website: https://www.hounslowccg.nhs.uk/your-voice/social-prescribing.aspx
Your Voice in Health and Social Care (YVHSC) recruits volunteers from across the borough, to interact with patients within all 47 GP surgeries about how to self-care and signposts them to community services available within the borough of Hounslow through the use of a social prescription. Volunteers are well informed and have close relationships with these services thus providing accurate information for patients.
Grove Park Surgery in Hounslow has a garden growing fruit and vegetables at the back of the building. It was designed by award-winning garden designer Sophie Walker, and available for patients to garden in. The fruit and vegetables grown are freely available to the participants, and any surplus sold to the patient population, the proceeds being used to maintain the garden and purchase further plants.
53.3% of the borough's population is White, 34.4% is Asian, and 11.6% is Black. The Borough has a high ethnic diversity especially in the central parts of the borough (Hounslow, Heston and Cranford) with the majority of the White British population residing in the eastern and western parts of the borough (Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth, Osterley, Hounslow East, Hanworth, Feltham and Bedfont).
In terms of religion, 42% identify themselves as Christian, 14% Muslim, 10.3% Hindu, 9% Sikh, 1.4% Buddhist and 0.3% Buddhist, 18% of the population are not religious.. At 9%, Hounslow has the largest proportion of Sikhs in London, and the third-highest in England before Slough and Wolverhampton.