Please note that we can offer support to a person under 18 or someone who lacks mental capacity via the carer, parent or guardian. If referring in this capacity, please make the referral in the name of the carer, parent or guardian only.
We know that a person’s health and wellbeing is affected by many things, including social, economic, and environmental factors which are often identified as non-medical problems or social problems. Social Prescribing Link workers offer people time to explore those factors which are affecting their health and to find out what really matters to them; they take a holistic approach, supporting people to take greater control over their own health and wellbeing.
Social Prescribing Link workers, link into the local communities in the areas where they work. They have knowledge and connections with many local groups and organisations. The Social Prescribing Link Workers role is to provide advice and guidance, and through getting to know the person to connect them to those community groups and statutory services the person feels would be helpful to them, for any practical and emotional support needed.
If you feel that this service could support you, please complete the self-referral form online below.
What happens next is that you will receive confirmation by text or letter that your referral has been received by the Social Prescribing Service. When an appointment slot is free a Social Prescribing Link Worker will contact you to introduce themselves and arrange your first appointment.
You are also able to contact the Social Prescribing Service prior to an appointment if you have a question in relation to the service. It is quickest to do this by email if possible:
firstname.lastname@example.org although you can also call through and leave a message at reception to be passed through to the Social Prescribing Service who will contact you when available.