Many things affect your health and wellbeing. GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated or lonely. Or they might be stressed out by work, money, and housing problems. Sometimes it is the stress of managing different long-term conditions.
That is where social prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you have just had with your doctor. Or with another person in the practice team. They will refer you to a social prescribing link worker. We are here to listen to you and put you in touch with the people and/or activities that might help you to feel better.
Your Social Prescriber can work with you to identify your non-medical needs and support you access the right services for you. We work with the patient, focusing on PERSONALISED CARE.
Your Social Prescriber can offer support in these areas:
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Debts, Finances and Benefit allowance
- Access to support group
- Access to activities/social groups in the community
- Community Transport
- Care providers and support within your own home
- Referrals to specialised support
If you would like to speak to us, in confidence, please ask your GP, nurse practitioner or member of the surgery staff to refer you to us.
We are available:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesdays 08:30-4.30pm and 5pm – 8pm
Saturday morning 09:00-1:00pm