What is social prescribing:
Social prescribing is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing.
Our GP practice can refer you to our social prescribing link worker. Social prescribing link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me?’ to coproduce a simple personalised care and support plan, and support people to take control of their health and wellbeing. It has been proved that this non-clinical intervention gives patients more choice and control over their lives and provides an improved sense of belonging when they get involved in community groups.
Social prescribing link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.
Social prescribing is an all-age, whole population approach that works particularly well for people who:
- have one or more long term conditions
- who need support with low level mental health issues
- who are lonely or isolated
- who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
At Moulton Medical Centre we have dedicated Social prescribing link worker who works with our practice to support you. If you would like to be referred, please speak to one of our clinicians