What is Social Prescribing?
Social Prescribing is a means of GPs and other Healthcare Professionals to refer people into local, non clinical services via a Social Prescriber.
A Social Prescribing Link Worker is available to work with anyone over the age of 18 within the local community through your Primary Care Network.
Your Social Prescribing Link Worker
Is someone who will listen, support, and explore ‘what matters to you’ and work with you to create a personal plan highlighting your needs based on aspects impacting on your health and wellbeing such as debt, poor housing, physical inactivity, or other lifestyle issues.
Your Social Prescribing Link Worker can provide support, information, and signposting within the local community by linking in with voluntary, community sector organisations and other agencies.
They will help you to find support that works for you.
Social Prescribing helps people
- To Adjust your lifestyle. i.e., Weight loss, stop smoking, more exercise.
- Manage your symptoms, i.e., finding support groups.
- Find work and volunteering.
- Support with debt and finances.
- Issues with accommodation due to changing needs
- Gain new networks and friends, befriending, leisure activities and groups.
- Feel positive about your life.
It can help you improve your overall wellbeing.
To access social prescribing
For further information, speak to your GP or other Healthcare Professional, who can complete a referral to the Social Prescribing Link Worker.
You will be contacted to arrange a convenient time to discuss this further.