Welcome to Morrisso Health
Morrisso Health is a social enterprise business, which aims to support health and well-being across Greater Manchester.
Whilst we work all over Greater Manchester providing initiatives to improve health and well being, our profits will be used to support health and well being in the areas of Blackley, Charlestown and Harpurhey.
Our mission is to change the way people view health and well being, improve access and attendance rates by promoting innovative non medical initiatives, which have been somewhat overlooked and under funded in the past. We hope we will make a positive impact in all the areas we are are invited to work. However, we aim to use our profits to support the area in which the business was first established.
Morrisso Health Background
Morrisso Health was founded by Kathy Morrison who is a working mum based in Blackley.
“I was given the opportunity to train as a chair based instructor, by local charity The Chatterbox Project. I then went on to start this social enterprise business after my training helped me to understand how my Nan’s health deteriorated after a fall.
I am happy to say my Nan turns the ripe old age of 91 this year, however her quality of life over the last decade has declined considerably.
It is quite clear in hindsight that my Nan’s life changed after the fall, she lost her confidence, gradually she lost her mobility, then she became more isolated and her mental health declined very rapidly thereafter.
This was some years ago now and it is pleasing to see approaches are now changing for the better. More and more research is demonstrating the links between physical and mental health. However, the idea of social prescribing is still relatively new”.
Social prescribing involves empowering individuals to improve their health and well being and social welfare by connecting them to non-medical and community support services. It is an innovative and growing movement, with the potential to reduce the financial burden on the NHS and particularly on primary care
(The Social Prescribing Network).
What do Pilot Studies tell us?
Whilst most pilot studies report positive findings such as fewer GP visits, hospital admissions and A&E visits. Despite this, robust well attended programs appear slower to take hold outside the pilot areas.
An April 2018 article from Third Sector, highlights some of the reasons behind this Social prescribing is not always a win-win
In this report Janet Wheatley, chief executive of Voluntary Action Rotherham, acknowledges that Rotherham’s funding is not the norm, but came about thanks to “a leap of faith” by a supportive clinical commissioning group.
In most of the social prescribing projects she visits across the country, voluntary and community organisations are expected to respond to referrals with no additional funding.
I hope to address some of the issues by offering solutions that work with the dynamically different demographics in areas across Manchester.
Research shows that so many people become isolated because of a health condition, and regular activities can be daunting.
Morrisso Health, provides activities in the heart of communities, in the home, in the workplace and within care facilities.