Social Prescribing

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Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity.
For example, signposting people who have been diagnosed with dementia to local dementia support groups.

Self-Referral (SocialRx)

We can help!

Our Social Prescribing team can talk through any problems that you are having and find out what is key to your wellbeing, then help you to find activities and services that may make a difference to your life and offer you support you to access them. Social Prescribing is relevant for a variety of different situations, including; isolation and/or feeling lonely, financial or housing issuesmanaging a medical condition, being a carer for someone, a recent medical diagnosis, stress and anxiety, and your own or a relative’s drug or alcohol use.

There are many non-medical issues that can make people feel stressed, isolated or unwell.

Stressed, isolated or unwell

  • We’re offering a new service to support local people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with activities, support and services in the community.
  • Our team can help you to find support for issues outside of the usual care that your GP or nurse may be able to provide.