What is Social Prescribing?
Social Prescribing is a free service that will help people explore what really matters to them and find out about opportunities within their local community to be able to support them in improving their health and wellbeing.
Who Benefits from Social Prescribing?
Our Social Prescribing Link Work can support patients over the age of 18 who may feel low or anxious, who have been bereaved, who feel lonely or isolated, who live with long term conditions, who want to improve their physical health, who are struggling with their housing arrangements, who are struggling with their financial situations and people who are seeking employment.
Community groups can also benefit from the Social Prescribing Link Worker by promoting their services to potential participants and by exploring opportunities to grow and develop with training, funding and collaborative working.
How can I access the Social Prescribing Link Worker?
Receptionists, Nurses and GP’s at the surgery can refer you to the Practices Social Prescribing Link Worker, all you need to do is ask and with your explicit consent they will send a referral on your behalf.
You can also email [email protected] with your contact details and enquiry.
What happens once I have been referred?
The Social Prescriber will contact you as soon as they are able to do so within normal practice opening hours, usually; Monday- Friday 09:00-16:00. The first contact will usually be by telephone to discuss your situation to help plan what happens next. The Social Prescriber will be giving you time to be able to establish what you would like to achieve and discuss how you might achieve it.