Social Impact

The Bridges programme is an innovative and successful model of integrated self-management support which includes:

  • co-designed books - written by service users, for service users
  • training across the acute, community and social care workforce
  • change management consultancy services
  • monitoring and evaluation expertise

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We believe there are two main areas of impact :

1A workforce equipped to support self-management and integrate shared decision making into their practice. Staff at all levels are empowered to work differently, they feel confident to support people with long-term conditions, leading to a potential reduction in healthcare utilisation.

2The Bridges approach offers books which have been co-designed with service users for service users - our self-management support is created with input from a wide range of individuals  - we keep their wide range of needs front of mind.

We have delivered self-management training since 2008 - reaching more than 500 teams in health and social care, training over 5,000 practitioners who have gone on to use Bridges with more than 375,000 people with stroke, brain injury and other acute and long term conditions.

We have carried out more than 40 different research and service improvement projects since 2008, our work is widely published, we continue to present in many different health and social care conferences worldwide.

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  • Bridges is a social enterprise that exists to make a difference to the lives of people who live with acute and long-term conditions, by working with teams from health, social care and the third sector, to define and deliver best practice in self-management support.

    You can reach us on 020 8767 7343 or email