Social Prescriber

What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and services for practical and emotional support. 

Social Prescriber referrals are for patients with issues that are impacting on health and wellbeing.  They are not clinical support but can provide support and information on different areas.

Areas of Support

  • Finances
  • Housing
  • Social Isolation
  • Employment
  • Carer Support
  • Bereavement

Non-urgent advice:

Patients can be referred via their practice or patients can self-refer by emailing [email protected] or asking a member of the surgery team to refer on patients behalf.

What happens if I’m asked to speak to a Social Prescriber?

One of the team, Donna, Lauren or Wendy will contact you usually by telephone initially and a convenient appointment will be arranged.  These can be via telephone or in person. They will ask you a bit about yourself and explain the support they can offer you.