Social Prescribing

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Social prescribing is when patients are referred to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing. Patients are connected to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

This service can help patients if:

  • They need linking to support for mental and physical health issues, such as smoking cessation and healthy eating
  • They are feeling isolated and want assistance in becoming more involved in your community
  • They are struggling with work, housing or money worries

A Social Prescribing Link Worker will work with you to:

  • Identify what matters to you and to create a plan to move forward
  • Give you the time and confidence to work on underlying issues that affect your health and wellbeing
  • Connect you to organisations and sources of support in the community and refer you to other organisations where appropriate