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Social Prescribing

Dated: 12-Mar-20

NEW SERVICE

Social Prescribing is a new free service available to adults (18+) who are ready to make a change in their lives to improve their health and wellbeing.

A  Social  Prescribing  Link  Worker  will  support  you  to  access  activities  and  services  within  your community, enabling you to improve your health and wellbeing helping you to stay well.

How does it work?

A  member  of  your  GP  practice  team  may  suggest  a  referral  to  the  Social  Prescribing  Service.   A Social  Prescribing  Link  Worker  will  make  contact  with  you  to  talk  to  your  and  find  out  more  about what  you  would  like  help  with.   The  link  worker  can  arrange  an  appointment  at  a  time  and  place convenient to you.

A SOCIAL PRESCRIBER IS:

  • Confidential, practical, helpful, non-judgmental
  • Someone who can help  you  to  decide  what  you’d  like  to  do  to  improve  your  health  and  wellbeing  by  finding  you  activities that will suit you
  • Someone to support you on your way

SERVICES  AVAILABLE  MAY  INCLUDE:

  • Healthy  lifestyles  and  activities
  • Arts,  music,  outdoors  and creative
  • Befriending,  counselling,  support
  • Housing  benefits,  financial  advice
  • Employment, training and volunteering
  • Education and learning
  • Access to specialist services

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